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DETROIT (WWJ) - Football has finally returned to Detroit!

The Lions are slated to kick off their 2013-2014 season at Ford Field against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Sept. 8.

If you give yourself a little extra time and plan ahead to avoid road work, you should be able to avoid the blitz and arrive in time for kickoff at 1 p.m.

The Michigan Department of Transportation will be imposing the following travel restrictions this Sunday:

I-69:

In Genesee County, one lane closed in each direction over Irish Road from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and two lanes closed in each direction from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

In Genesee County, one westbound lane closed from Morrish Road to M-13 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., along with ramp closures.

In Lapeer County, one eastbound lane closed from M-24 to the St. Clair County line.

I-75:

In Genesee County, daytime single-lane closures with traffic shifts at Maple Road, and nighttime double-lane closures with traffic shifts.

In Monroe County, two northbound lanes closed between LaPlaisance Road and I-275.

In Monroe County, one southbound lane closed at Exit 9 (S. Otter Creek Road).

In Oakland County, the southbound right lane closed from Crooks to Long Lake roads.

I-94:

In Macomb County, one westbound lane and two eastbound lanes closed between Masonic Boulevard and I-696.

In Wayne County, one lane closed in each direction at US-24 (Telegraph Road).

I-275:

In Wayne County, one lane closed in each direction between Ecorse Road and Michigan Avenue.

In Oakland County, the northbound right lane closed from 8 Mile to 9 Mile roads.

I-696:

In Macomb County, the westbound right lane closed from Mound Road to 11 Mile Road.

M-10 (Lodge Freeway):

In Detroit, two northbound lanes closed from McNichols Road to Schaefer Highway.

MORE: Traffic Alert: List Of Weekend Road Work

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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