DETROIT (WWJ) – Road works crews will be out in full force this weekend, but the biggest construction news is taking place on I-96, which begins a seven-month shut down on Saturday.
The following road work projects have been announced by MDOT. As always, some of this work may be postponed due to weather.
In Wayne County, eastbound and westbound I-96 will be CLOSED between Newburgh and Telegraph roads beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday. The full closure is expected to remain in place until October.
The eastbound and westbound I-96 service drives (Schoolcraft Road) have only the right lane open between Telegraph and Newburgh roads until October.
All ramps leading onto eastbound and westbound I-96, between Telegraph and Newburgh roads, will be closed starting at 7 p.m. Friday night until October. In addition, the following ramps will be closed until October:
• Outer Drive to westbound I-96;
• Greenfield Road to westbound I-96;
• Evergreen Road to westbound I-96; and
• Northbound and southbound M-39 (Southfield Freeway) ramps to westbound I-96.
On westbound I-96, all express lanes will be forced onto M-39. Local lanes will be forced off onto Telegraph Road. The westbound I-96 local lanes will NOT be able to access M-39.
Eastbound M-14 traffic will be forced off onto I-275.
The northbound and southbound I-275 ramps to eastbound I-96 will be reduced to one lane, with all eastbound traffic forced off at Newburgh Road.
In Wayne County, northbound I-275 from Ford Road to Koppernick Road will have the two left lanes closed from 7 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday for pavement repairs.
In Detroit, northbound and southbound I-375 will have moving intermittent double-lane closures between Jefferson Avenue and the I-75 interchange, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for detailed bridge inspections.
In Detroit, northbound and southbound I-75 will have moving intermittent double-lane closures between I-375 and 8 Mile Road, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for detailed bridge inspections.
In Wayne County, eastbound M-14 will have two lanes closed at Hines Drive from 7 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday for pavement repairs.
M-53 (Van Dyke Avenue):
In Macomb County, northbound and southbound M-53 will have the right lanes closed between Kennedy Circle and Chicago Road from 7 a.m. Saturday until 7 a.m. Saturday, April 12, for utility work.
M-8 (Davison Freeway):
In Detroit, eastbound and westbound M-8 will have right lane closures between M-10 (Lodge Freeway) and Conant Street from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for detailed bridge inspections.