DETROIT (WWJ) – With the return of sunny skies comes the return of pothole patching crews.

Emergency concrete repairs will continue Saturday with multiple lane closures along I-696 westbound past Woodward and I-696 eastbound starting at Dequindre. Work also continues along I-75 southbound from Crooks Road, along with Telegraph Road southbound past Orchard Lake Road.

Drivers should expect backups and delays throughout the day.

The following closures are planned Saturday, March 3:

I-696 in Oakland County
Westbound I-696 from Woodward to 11 Mile:
• 7 am – 7 pm — only left lane open, 3 right lanes closed
• 7 am – 7 pm — WB 696 ramp to Southfield/11 Mile closed

I-696 in Macomb County
Eastbound I-696 from Dequindre to Mound:
• 7 am – 7 pm — 2 left lanes open, 2 right lanes closed
Eastbound I-696 from Mound to Hoover:
• 7 am – 7 pm — only right lane open, 3 left lanes closed
Eastbound and Westbound I-696 from Van Dyke to I-94:
• 7 am – 7 pm — roving county crews patching lanes

I-75 in Oakland County
Southbound I-75 from Crooks to Big Beaver:
• 7am – 7pm — only right lane open, 2 left lanes closed
Northbound and Southbound I-75 from Baldwin to Adams:
• 7 am – 7 pm — roving county crews patching lanes

US-24/Telegraph in Oakland County
Southbound US-24 from Hickory Grove to Long Lake:
• 7am – 7pm — only left lane open, 2 right lanes closed
Northbound and Southbound US-24 from Orchard Lake to 14 Mile:
• 7 am – 7 pm — roving county crews patching lanes

Know before you go: Keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for the latest forecast during traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. See live, local radar at this link; and check for accidents on local freeways here.

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