DETROIT (WWJ) –  Major traffic delays were reported along northbound I-275 in southern Wayne County as a result of road construction. 

WWJ’s traffic reporter Terry T. Brown reported only one lane of the freeway was open at Cherry Hill Road Saturday afternoon because of bridge maintenance.  Only the right lane was open.  The lane closures were expected to continue until early Monday morning. 

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Drivers were backed up for at least one mile Saturday afternoon.  At least one car was pulled to the side because it overheated.  Other drivers were using the emergency turnarounds in the median to avoid the traffic jam.

Drivers may want to use Telegraph Road as an alternate. 

Here are other weekend road projects announced by MDOT. As always, some of this work may be postponed due to weather.

I-696:
In Oakland County, eastbound I-696 will have a right lane closure from Inkster to Telegraph roads from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday for maintenance work.

In Oakland County, eastbound I-696 will have multiple lane closures from Greenfield to Coolidge roads from 9 p.m. Friday to Noon Saturday for plaza bridge inspections. During this time, the Greenfield ramp to eastbound I-696 will be closed.

In Macomb County, westbound and eastbound I-696 will have intermittent single and double lane closures between Hoover and Van Dyke from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for ongoing bridge work.

I-96:
In Wayne County, westbound I-96 will have multiple lane closures from Telegraph to Inkster roads from 8 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday, and from 8 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday for pavement repair.

I-75:
In Oakland County, northbound I-75 will have the two left lanes closed from 14 Mile to Maple roads and southbound I-75 will have the two left lanes closed from Squirrel to Adams roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday for pavement repairs.

In Wayne County, northbound I-75 will have the two left lanes closed for bridge inspections from Eureka to Northline Roads from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the right lane will be closed.

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I-94:
In Macomb County, eastbound and westbound I-94 will have the left lane closed between I-696 and 13 Mile Road from 9 p.m. on Friday to 5 a.m. on Monday for ongoing construction.

In Detroit, eastbound I-94 will have the right lane closed at I-96 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday for sign work. The ramp from Linwood to eastbound I-94 will be closed during the same time.

In Detroit, eastbound I-94 will have a left lane closure from Nottingham to Moross from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Sunday for drainage repair.

In Detroit, the following lane closures are necessary for overnight resurfacing:

  • Westbound I-94 two lanes closed from Cadieux from Chalmers from 8 p.m. on Thursday to 5 a.m. on Friday, and from 8 p.m. on Friday until 8 a.m. on Saturday.
  • Westbound I-94 two lanes closed from Chalmers to Gratiot from 8 p.m. on Saturday until 8 a.m. on Sunday, and 8 p.m. Sunday until 5 a.m. Monday.

M-59:
In Oakland County, eastbound M-59 will have the left lane closed from MLK Blvd to Crooks Rd from 5 a.m. Saturday to 9 p.m. Sunday for ongoing construction.

In Oakland County, westbound M-59 will have the right lane closed from Elizabeth Lake to Telegraph roads from 7 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Sunday for pavement repair.

In Oakland County, the Crooks Road entrance ramp to westbound M-59 will be closed for thirty days starting at 5 a.m. on Monday. A detour will be posted and the ramp is closed for reconstruction.

M-1:
In Oakland County, northbound and southbound Woodward Ave will have the three left lanes closed at 12 Mile from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for ongoing intersection work.

M-39:
In Wayne and Oakland Counties, M-39 Southfield Freeway will remain closed between the Lodge Freeway and Grand River Avenue until late October.

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