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Weekend4Cast: Construction

June 26, 2009

heather zara headshotLocal 4 Blog by Heather Zara

Here is a detailed list of the construction scheduled for this weekend; organized by freeway/roadway. As always, all projects are weather permitting and subject to change. There are no full freeway closures… Just a couple of ramp closures that you need to know about if you’re driving through Belleville or Romulus.

I-94/I-275 Interchange

Expect the following ramp closure on Saturday from 7am-7pm

  • WB I-94 to SB I-275
  • NB I-275 to WB I-94
  • Detours will be posted.

I-696

In Oakland County…

  • Double lane closure between M-10 and I-75 in both directions
  • 3 lanes will be closed at Woodward in both directions
  • 9pm Friday-5am Monday
  • Use Mile Roads as alternate to avoid congestion

In Macomb County…

  • Down to one lane between Van Dyke and Dequindre in both directions
  • 8pm Friday-5am Monday
  • Mound off ramps still closed
  • Use Mile Roads to avoid congestion

SB I-75

  •  Only one lane open from I-375 to I-96
  • 4am Saturday-8pm Sunday

I-96

In Detroit…

  • WB Express lanes closed from Davison Avenue to Outer Drive
  • All traffic will be routed to the WB Local lanes
  • Saturday 7am-7pm

In Oakland County…

  • WB I-696 to WB I-96 down to one lane
  • NB I-275 to WB I-96 down to one lane
  • WB I-96 down to 2 lanes from I-275  to Novi Road for paving
  • EB  I-96 will have 2 lanes open from Novi to M-5
  • 10pm Friday-5am Monday

US-12 Michigan Avenue

  • Down to one lane between M-39 and Greenfield in both directions
  • 9pm Friday-5am Monday

M-153 Ford Road

  • Down to one lane at Evergreen in both directions
  • 9pm Friday-5am Monday

M-59

  • One 15 minute total closure at Ryan Road in both directions
  • Sometime between 6am and 8am on Saturday

M-53

  • Intermittent single lane closures between 18 Mile and 26 Mile in both directions
  • 8pm Friday-5am Monday

Have a great weekend! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @Local4News and @HeatherZara. See you Monday on Local 4 News Morning.

Moms, Wings, and orange barrels… Sounds like this weekend is here

May 8, 2009
heather-zara-headshot2Local 4 Blog by Heather Zara

Happy Friday!  Here is the full and detailed list of construction projects taking place the weekend of May 8th-May 12th. Projects are organized by county. As always, projects are weather permitting. 

*NOTE: The closures may reopen Sunday afternoon for Mother’s Day and the Red Wings’ home game*

OAKLAND COUNTY

Full closure on I-696 in both directions between US-24 Telegraph and M-5

  • 9pm Friday-5am Monday
  • Detours will be posted
  • EASTBOUND DETOUR: EB M-5 to EB M-102 (8 Mile) to NB US-24 to reconnect with EB I-696
  • WESTBOUND DETOUR: SB US-24 to WB M-102 (8 Mile) to WB M-5 to connect to WB I-96
  • Expect heavy delays this weekend

Inkster under I-696

  • Reduced to a single lane
  • Now through Monday
  • 7am-5pm each day

Northbound I-75 at Crooks

  • Right 2 lanes scheduled to close
  • 9pm Friday-5am Monday
  • For sign foundation work

WAYNE COUNTY

I-75 at Pennsylvania Ave. in Taylor

  • Saturday: 2 lanes close on the NB side from 6am-5pm
  • Sunday: 2 lanes close on the SB side from 6am-5pm

Southbound I-75 at Cicotte (just north of Southfield Rd. in Lincoln Park)

  • Left lane to close on Sunday
  • 8am-noon

WAYNE/OAKLAND COUNTY BORDER

Full closure on M-10 Lodge at 8 Mile

  • 10pm Friday-1pm Sunday
  • Traffic will be routed off and back onto the freeway using the 8 Mile ramps
  • Should only delay your commute slightly, depending on traffic volumes

MACOMB COUNTY

I-696 in both directions between Dequindre and Van Dyke

  • Reduced to 2 lanes for ongoing bridge work
  • 9pm Friday-5am Monday
  • Expect delays
  • Use 10 Mile or 12 Mile as alternates
  • Mound off ramps are still closed-until June 1st

I-696 in both directions between Hayes and I-94

  • Double lane closure
  • 9pm Friday-5am Monday
  • Use Mile roads instead to avoid congestion

M-53 (Van Dyke Fwy) in both directions between 18 Mile and 24 Mile

  • Reduced to a single lane
  • 8pm Friday-5am Monday

Try not to worry too much about dodging the orange barrels. Have a great weekend and Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there! Drive safe and see you Monday on Local 4 News Morning starting at 5am.

 

 

2 full freeway closures are scheduled for this weekend

May 7, 2009

heather-zara-headshot2Local 4 Blog by Heather Zara

For the most part, we’ve been pretty lucky lately when it comes to construction on the weekends. Our luck is about to change my friends. There are two full freeway closures scheduled for this weekend.  As always, projects are weather permitting. 

*NOTE: The closures may reopen Sunday afternoon for Mother’s Day and the Red Wings’ home game*

OAKLAND COUNTY

Full closure on I-696 in both directions between US-24 Telegraph and M-5

  • 9pm Friday-5am Monday
  • Detours will be posted
  • EASTBOUND DETOUR: EB M-5 to EB M-102 (8 Mile) to NB US-24 to reconnect with EB I-696
  • WESTBOUND DETOUR: SB US-24 to WB M-102 (8 Mile) to WB M-5 to connect to WB I-96
  • Expect heavy delays this weekend

WAYNE/OAKLAND COUNTY BORDER

Full closure on M-10 Lodge at 8 Mile

  • 10pm Friday-1pm Sunday
  • Traffic will be routed off and back onto the freeway using the 8 Mile ramps
  • Should only delay your commute slightly, depending on traffic volumes

Have a great day and don’t forget to tune in to Local 4 News Morning starting at 5am. See you then!

The first weekend in May and yes, there is construction

May 1, 2009

heather-zara-headshotLocal 4 Blog by Heather Zara

Happy Friday! The weekend is finally here… but that means that it is time to roll out some extra orange barrels for weekend construction. It is that time of year after all. Let’s break down the scheduled road work by county to get you through it. The good news is that there aren’t any full freeway closures and I think that you will find that all of these projects are bearable. All scheduled construction is weather permitting.

MACOMB COUNTY

I-696 between Dequindre and Van Dyke

  • Double lane closure in both directions
  • 8pm Friday-5am Monday
  • Alternate: 10 Mile or 12 Mile
  • Avoid the I-696 Service Drive. It will likely be just as congested

I-696 between Hayes and I-94

  • Double lane closure on the EASTBOUND side
  • Single lane closure on the WESTBOUND side
  • 8pm Friday-8pm Sunday
  • Alternate: Mile Roads work best
  • Avoid the I-696 Service Drive. It will likely be just as congested

M-53 between 19 Mile and 27 Mile

  • Reduced to a single lane in both directions
  • Southbound restrictions: 10am Friday-5am Monday
  • Northbound restrictions: 8pm Friday-5am Monday

WAYNE COUNTY

Eastbound I-96 Jeffries

  • Double lane closures
  • 7am-7pm Saturday: from Brookfield to Berwick Streets (Just east of Farmington Road)
  • 7am-7pm Sunday: at Wayne Road

Westbound I-96 Jeffries in Detroit

  • Double lane closures
  • 7am-7pm both Saturday and Sunday
  • From Joy Road to US-24 Telegraph

Southbound I-275 at Koppernick (just north of Warren Avenue)

  • Double lane closure
  • 6am-6pm both Saturday and Sunday

OAKLAND COUNTY

Northbound I-75 between 9 Mile and 10 Mile

  • Double lane closure
  • 9pm Sunday-5am Monday

See… Not too bad, right? Have a great day and an amazing weekend.

I’ll see you on later editions of Local 4 News tonight. I’ll be reporting the Red Wings getting ready for game 1 against the Ducks. Round 2 is officially here. 

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @Local4News and @HeatherZara.

Weekend construction

April 24, 2009

heather-zara-headshot8Local 4 Blog by Heather Zara

After dealing with all of the construction along I-96 and I-696 near I-275, I am sure you’re trying to erase the images of lane restrictions and orange barrels from your memory. So I’ll just apologize in advance for the list of weekend construction that is ahead. I’m sorry-

The following projects are scheduled for tonight, April 24th through Monday, April 27th-weather permitting:

I-94

In Detroit: Lane restrictions on I-94 at Van Dyke

  • Total freeway closure from 11pm Friday-7am Saturday (Traffic will be routed to the Service Drive)
  • I-94 reopens at 7am Saturday but expect one lane to remain blocked until 9pm
  • Starting at 9pm Saturday- 2 lanes will be blocked through 5am Monday

In Detroit, lanes restrictions along I-94 between Cadieux and Connor

  • 2 left lanes will close on the westbound side from 7am-7pm on Saturday
  • The right lane will be closed on the eastbound side from Connor to Cadieux from 7am to 7pm on Sunday

In Macomb County, EB I-94 exit to Gratiot

  • Gratiot ramp will be closed from 9am to 3pm today (Friday)

I-96

In Wayne County, I-96 at Middlebelt will have intermittent lane closures

  • Single and double lane closures from 6am-5pm both Saturday and Sunday

I-96 approaching the I-275/I-696/M-5 Interchange

  • Keep in mind existing construction will remain in place throughout the weekend-until early June
  • EB I-96 to EB I-696 ramps are closed until June 1st-use EB M-5 as alternate
  • I-696 is down 2 lanes in both directions between I-275 and Drake
  • Use Mile Roads, Grand River and M-5 around these projects to help get you out of a traffic jam

M-10

In Detroit, M-10 at Jefferson lane restriction

  • The northbound side of The Lodge at Jefferson will have a single lane closure from 7am-5pm.

I-696

In Macomb County, I-696 between Hayes and I-94

  • Only one lane will be open in BOTH directions starting tonight at 8pm until Monday at 5am
  • Use 10 or 12 Mile to avoid congestion

In Warren, I-696 between Dequindre and Van Dyke

  • Double lane closure 9pm tonight until 5am Monday
  • Again, utilize those Mile Roads as an alternate to avoid delays

I-275

I-275 at Koppernick (just north of Ford Road)

  • Double lane closure on Saturday from 6am-6pm

M-53

In Oakland County, M-53 at 26 Mile

  • M-53 will close in both directions at 26 Mile Road on Saturday from 5am to 7pm
  • Traffic will be routed to up and down the 26 Mile Road ramps

M-59

M-59 entrance ramp to M-53

  • Intermittent closures beginning Saturday and 9am and ending the same day at 5pm

Major delays are here until May

April 21, 2009

heather-zara-headshot7Local 4 Blog by Heather Zara

Good Morning. A warning to drivers that head East on I-96 towards the I-696/I-275/M-5 Interchange: Don’t hop on the freeway- unless you want to sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic for an extra 20-30 minutes during rush hour.

There are lane shifts and a single lane closure on I-96 between Beck and M-5. That’s where the slow downs begin but the real backups are because of what’s happening on I-696, further east of I-96.

Construction Break Down

  • 2 lanes are blocked on I-696 between Drake and I-275 in both directions
  • EASTBOUND backups have been worse (commuters coming from the west drive to Southfield, Royal Oak, Warren and Detroit)
  • Expect to move at speeds around 10-15 MPH for an extended period of time and 20-30 minute delays to your travel time
  • This construction is expected to last until mid-May

Alternate Routes 

  • Use Grand River or the Mile Roads
  • If you are heading West on I-696 in an attempt to get to I-96: Try using Telegraph to 12 Mile, to M-5, back to I-96

Pack your patience, friends. This one is going to be rough. Follow us on Twitter @Local4News and @HeatherZara. See you tomorrow on Local 4 News Morning. Have a great day and leave extra early, I-96 Eastbounders!

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Postponed construction in Warren is back on tonight

April 1, 2009

heather-zara-headshotLocal 4 Blog by Heather Zara

Good Wednesday morning to you. Mound Road is scheduled to close over I-696 for a period of 8 weeks… and it starts tonight.

The closure is part of the existing road work currently in place to improve bridge conditions along I-696 in Macomb County.

Mound Road will completely close in both directions tonight at 10pm and won’t reopen until early June. Use Ryan Road or Van Dyke Avenue to get around this. Dequindre Road also works well as an alternate.

As for other midday construction around town:

Big Beaver at I-75 in Troy

  • Right lane blocked from 9am-3pm today

Southbound I-75 at Ortonville

  • Left lane blocked from 9am-3pm today

Northbound I-75 at University

  • Left lane blocked until 3pm Friday 

No full FREEWAY closures this weekend, but still construction

March 27, 2009

heather-zara-headshot18Local 4 Blog by Heather Zara

Happy Friday! The good news is that you won’t have to completely dodge a freeway this weekend because none of them are completely shutting down.  That’s not the case on a busy stretch of main roads in Dearborn though. Here’s a look at the scheduled weekend construction by county.

 

Wayne County

Ford Road (M-153) in Dearborn will be closed at Evergreen in both directions

  • 8pm tonight (Friday)-5am Monday
  • Traffic will be routed to the Evergreen exit and entrance ramps in each direction.
  • At 5am Monday, the following ramp closures will be in place: EB Ford to SB Evergreen and SB Evergreen to EB Ford. Detours posted through May
  • At 5 am Monday, expect the following lane restrictions: one lane block on Ford Rd. at Evergreen in both directions until mid-summer

Oakland County

EB I-696 at Couzens Avenue

  • Right lane blocked today (Friday) from 1-3pm
  • Expect minor delays

I-696/I-75 Ramps

  • 6am-9am Saturday: EB I-696 to NB and SB I-75 will close
  • 9am-12pm Saturday: WB I-696 to NB and SB I-75 will close
  • 6am-9am Sunday: NB I-75 to EB and WB I-696 will close
  • 9am-12pm Sunday: SB I-75 to EB and WB I-696 will close
  • Detours will be posted but you can use Woodward as an alternate

Macomb County

I-696 between Hayes and Gratiot

  • 8pm tonight (Friday) until 5am Monday
  • 2 right lanes will be blocked in both directions

I-696 between Van Dyke and Dequindre

  • 8pm tonight (Friday) until 5am Monday
  • 2 right lanes will be blocked in both directions

*Try using 10 or 12 Mile Road instead of I-696 to avoid probable congestion this weekend

That’s all folks! Not that bad, right? Have a great weekend-see you back here bright and early on Monday and on Local 4 News Morning, starting at 5am. Also, follow us on Twitter @HeatherZara and @Local4News for updates over the weekend. I’ll try and keep up with the tweeting. Someone help me… Is that the correct Twitter lingo? :-)

If you drive through Warren… Check this out

March 26, 2009

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Local 4 Blog by Heather Zara

 

If your commute takes you through the city of Warren, you have probably already figured out that the I-696 ramps to Mound Rd. have been closed for the last couple of weeks- and that ramp closure will be in place until early June.

Here’s another addition to the $24 million project dedicated to repairs through that area: a 9-week full closure of Mound Road over I-696. Uh oh…

 

THE DETAILS

Who:Our friends at MDOT are rolling out the barrels-don’t be hard on them-they’re making our roads nicer :-)

What:It’s a part of the bridge rehabilitation project along I-696 between Dequindre and Schoenherr

When: It starts tomorrow, Friday, March 27th at 9pm and will last until early June

Where: Mound Rd. in both directions right over I-696 in Warren will be blocked

Why: To help facilitate the Fall 2009 completion date of the entire project!

How:NB Mound traffic will be redirected via the EB I-696 service drive, NB Van Dyke Avenue & the WB I-696 service drive to access NB Mound. The posted detour for SB Mound traffic includes the WB I-696 service drive, SB Dequindre & EB I-696 service drive to get back to SB Mound.

 

Have a great day and check in with me on Twitter for updates throughout the morning! You can follow me @HeatherZara. See you tomorrow.

 

 

 

Spring has sprung and so have the orange barrels-get geared up for two full freeway closures

March 20, 2009

heather-zara-headshot14Local 4 Blog by Heather Zara

Happy Friday! So much to be excited about today; It’s officially Spring. It may not feel like it outside with the tempratures hovering in the 40’s, but you will know what season it is from all of the bright orange cones scattered on our roadways.

That’s right, Spring construction is in full swing. There is a lot of road work to get to so I’m going to get to the midday construction planned for today first, then we’ll get into the fun weekend stuff.

MIDDAY CONSTRUCTION FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH-

I-696 near Campbell-Hilton through Royal Oak

  • Right lane blocked from 9am-3pm
  • Today is the last of the midday construction here during the work week
  • Stay tuned for more lanes to close this weekend (below)

Northbound I-75 at 12 Mile Road

  • The left lane will be closed for bridge inspection
  • 9am-3pm today

Eastbound I-96 at Wixom Road

  • Right lane closed 9am-12pm today
  • Installation of traffic detection equipment

Eastbound I-96 at Milford

  • Right lane closed 12pm-3pm today
  • Installation of traffic detection equipment

WEEKEND CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE BY COUNTY-

Macomb County:

Full freeway closure on I-696 in both directions between I-94 and Gratiot, in Roseville

  • Crews to demolish the bridge that carries westbound 11 Mile Road over the freeway
  • 8pm tonight until 5am Monday
  • Eastbounddetour: Exit onto southbound Gratiot to eastbound 8 Mile to access I-94
  • Westbounddetour: Exit onto westbound 8 Mile to northbound Gratiotto access westbound I-696

Double lane closure on I-696 between Van Dyke and Dequindre, in Warren

  • Starts 8pm tonight until 5am Monday
  • Use the Mile Roads as alternates to avoid congestion
  • This construction is in conjunction with existing road work in place (Closure of Mound Rd. off ramps)
  • The southbound Mound ENTRANCE ramp to westbound I-696 will close for the weekend
  • The 11 Mile Road entrance ramp (service drive) to eastbound I-696 will also close for the weekend

Wayne County:

Full freeway closure along I-94 at Van Dyke Avenue, in Detroit

  • 9pm tonight until 7am on Saturday AND 9pm Saturday-5am Monday
  • Saturday 7am-9pm… you get a slight break… only one lane will be blocked
  • Use Van Dyke on andoff ramps to get around this
  • Van Dyke bridge will close from 9pm tonight until 5am Monday; at 5am Monday, bridge will open to one lane of traffic in each direction and remain a single lane until early June

Double lane closure on Ford Road at Evergreen in Dearborn

  • Both directions on Saturday from 8am-4pm

Oakland County:

Bridge inspection on I-696 near Campbell-Hilton in Royal Oak

  • Saturday March 21st 7am-5pm: Double lane closure of westbound I-696 at Bermuda/Mohawk AND closure of the entrance ramp from Mohawk/Bermuda to westbound I-696
  • Sunday March 22nd 7am-5pm: Double lane closure of eastbound I-696 at Bermuda/Mohawk AND closure of the entrance ramp from Mohawk/Bermuda to eastbound I-696

Double lane closures on northbound I-75 between University and Lapeer

  • 7am-5pm on Saturday
  • Entrance ramp to northbound I-75 from westbound University ramp to close during this time
  • Traffic will be detoured along  westbound University to northbound Opdyke to northbound Lapeer to access northbound I-75

Double lane closure on southbound I-75 between Lapeer and University

  • 7am-3pm on Sunday
  • Could slow you down on your drive home from the Heat vs. Pistons game on Sunday

M-59 (Huron Street in Pontiac)

  • 2 lanes will close on westbound Huron Street from State St. to Williams Rd.
  • 7pm Friday-7pm Tuesday

Wow-I know, that’s a lot to handle! Don’t worry, we’ll keep the blogright here so that you can look it over whenever you need it. Have a great weekend,  pack your patience and celebrate Spring! 

Don’t forget to follow Local 4 and me on twitter @Local4Newsand @HeatherZara. You’ll notice some of my colleagues are twittering too! See you bright and early on Monday from 5-7am right here on Local 4.

 


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