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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.

TOTAL CLOSURES

I-696:

In Macomb and Oakland counties, westbound I-696 will be closed from Mound Road to I-75 from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday for extensive pavement repairs. The posted detour is southbound Mound Road, westbound 8 Mile Road, and northbound I-75 back to westbound I-696. In addition, all entrance ramps to westbound I-696 within the closure limits will be closed beginning at 8 p.m.

I-94:

In Detroit, the following closures are necessary for bridge beam setting at the new West Grand Boulevard overpass above I-94:

• Westbound I-94 will be closed from I-96 to Warren Avenue from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Sunday. The posted detour directs traffic to westbound I-96, southbound M-39 (Southfield Freeway) back to westbound I-94.

• Eastbound I-94 will be closed from US-12 (Michigan Avenue) to I-96 from 3 a.m. Saturday until 9 p.m. Sunday. Through traffic will use northbound M-39 to eastbound I-96 back to eastbound I-94. Local traffic will use Michigan Avenue.

In addition, all entrance ramps to I-94 within the closure limits will be closed approximately one hour prior to freeway closures.

LANE/RAMP CLOSURES

I-94:

In Macomb County, westbound I-94 will have a right-lane closure from Masonic Boulevard to I-696 from 8 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Sunday. From 5 a.m. Sunday until 5 a.m. Monday, the right and center lanes will be closed. In addition, the ramp from westbound 11 Mile Road to westbound I-94 will be closed. The closures are needed for paving.

In Macomb County, eastbound I-94 will have a single-lane closure from I-696 to Masonic Boulevard from 5 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday for drainage work. In addition, the eastbound I-696 ramp to eastbound I-94 will have a single-lane closure, and the eastbound I-94 ramp to Little Mack will be closed.

I-75:

In Detroit, southbound I-75 will have a left-lane closure from State Fair Street to 7 Mile Road from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday for maintenance.

In Detroit, northbound I-75 will have multiple lane closures from I-94 to 7 Mile Road from 9 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday for ongoing resurfacing work.

In Detroit, southbound I-75 will have multiple lane closures from 7 Mile Road to I-94 from 9 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday for ongoing resurfacing work.

In Oakland County, southbound I-75 will have a right-lane closure from Crooks Road to Long Lake Road from 6 a.m. Saturday until 6 p.m. Sunday for maintenance work. The southbound I-75 ramp to Crooks Road will be closed during the same time.

I-275:

In Wayne County, southbound I-275 will have a right-lane closure at I-96 from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday for bridge maintenance. In addition, the westbound M-14 ramp to southbound I-275 will be closed during the same time.

In Oakland County, northbound I-275 will have a right-lane closure from 8 Mile Road to 10 Mile Road from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday for drainage work.

M-10 (Lodge Freeway):

In Oakland County, northbound M-10 will have a left-lane closure from Lahser to I-696 from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for drainage work.

M-59:

In Macomb County, eastbound and westbound M-59 will have intermittent single-lane closures between Mound Road and Utica Road from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday for utility work.

M-53 (Van Dyke Freeway):

In Macomb County, 21 Mile Road over M-53 will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Sunday for ongoing bridge work. A detour will be posted.

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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