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DETROIT (WWJ) - Know before you go! It’s the weekend again, and road work crews are expected to be out in full force across metro Detroit.

The following projects were announced by MDOT. As always, some of this work may be postponed due to weather.

I-94:

In Macomb County, eastbound and westbound I-94 will have a single lane open between I-696 and Masonic Boulevard from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. In addition, the ramp from eastbound I-696 to eastbound I-94 will be closed and detoured. The lane and ramp closures are needed for ongoing paving and drainage upgrades.

In Detroit, westbound I-94 will have a single right lane open from I-96 to Warren Avenue from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday for ongoing bridge replacement at West Grand Boulevard.

In Wayne County, eastbound and westbound I-94 will have a single right lane open between Monroe Street and Beech Daly Road from 7 a.m. Saturday until 7 p.m. Sunday for drainage upgrades at the I-94/US-24 (Telegraph Road) interchange. In addition, the ramp from Ecorse Road to eastbound I-94 will be closed during the same time.

After 7 p.m. Sunday, there will be a continuous left-lane closure in each direction until early August. From early August until mid-September, there will be a switch to a continuous right-lane closure in each direction.

I-75:

In Wayne County, eastbound and westbound Eureka Road ramps to southbound I-75 will be closed from 8 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Monday for ramp work at the interchange. In addition, the southbound I-75 ramp to Eureka Road will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. The right lane of southbound I-75 will be closed from Allen Road to Eureka road from 10 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Sunday.

In Detroit, the following restrictions are scheduled for the ongoing resurfacing of I-75 between 7 Mile Road and I-94:

• From 9 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday, the two left lanes of southbound will be closed from Holbrook to Piquette;

• From 9 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday, the two left lanes of northbound will be closed from Piquette to Holbrook;

• From 9 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday, the two left lanes of northbound will be closed from Holbrook to Davison Freeway; and

• From 9 p.m. Sunday until 5 a.m. Monday, the two left lanes of northbound will be closed from Davison Freeway to 7 Mile Road.

In Oakland County, southbound I-75 will have a single lane open from Holly Road to M-15 from 8 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday, and again from 8 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday, for ongoing resurfacing.

In Oakland County, northbound I-75 will have a right-lane closure from 14 Mile Road to Maple Road from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, and again from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday for maintenance work. In addition, the ramp from westbound 14 Mile Road to northbound I-75 will be closed during the same time frames.

I-275:

In Oakland County, southbound I-275 will have a single-lane closure from 10 Mile Road to 8 Mile Road from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday for maintenance.

I-696:

In Macomb County, the Dequindre Road overpass above I-696 will be closed from 9 a.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Saturday for bridge maintenance. A detour will be posted.

M-85 (Fort Street):

In Detroit, northbound and southbound Fort Street will be closed between Miller Road and Oakwood Boulevard starting at noon on Friday and opening in late December 2014, as crews begin replacement of the lift bridge over the Rouge River. Detours will be posted for local and through traffic.

M-39 (Southfield Freeway):

In Detroit, the southbound M-39 ramps to and from McNichols Road will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday until 7 p.m. Sunday.

M-5:

In Oakland County, northbound M-5 will have a single-lane closure under Haggerty Road from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday for bridge inspection.

M-1 (Woodward Avenue):

In Oakland County, southbound M-1 will have multiple lane closures from 14 Mile Road to Webster Road from 7 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Monday for resurfacing work.

Beginning the week of July 15:

I-696:

In Oakland County, westbound I-696 will have overnight multiple lane closures from M-10 to I-275 in preparation for a weekend closure scheduled July 19-21. The prep work will run from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly starting Monday, July 15, and ending Thursday, July 18, weather permitting.

I-75:

In Oakland County, the southbound I-75 Clarkston Rest Area will be closed from 6 a.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Friday for paving. Work is weather dependent.

In Wayne County, the northbound I-75 ramp to westbound West Road will be closed from 6 a.m. Monday until midnight Sunday, July 21.

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Check for recent traffic incidents now on the CBS Detroit Traffic Page.

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