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

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*


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


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


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


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.




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