Archive for September, 2009

Weekend Construction: 9/18 – 9/21

September 18, 2009
Local 4 Traffic Blog by: Lauren Podell

Local 4 Traffic Blog by: Lauren Podell

It’s the weekend! That means orange barrels — check out the full list from MDOT below!

One total freeway closure is scheduled.

M-39 (Southfield Freeway)

In Oakland and Wayne counties:

  • Southbound M-39 will be closed from M-10 (Lodge Freeway) interchange in Southfield to McNichols Road in Detroit. The full closure will begin at 9 p.m. on Friday and end by 5 a.m. on Monday.
  • During the full closure, the ramp from southbound M-10 to southbound M-39 will close. Posted detour directs drivers (both on Southfield Road north of the freeway, and on M-10) onto southbound M-10 to westbound 8 Mile Road, to the southbound Southfield Freeway Service Drive to the McNichols entrance ramp.

I-96

Wayne County:

  • Eastbound I-96, from Levan to Telegraph, will have only the left lane open for pavement repairs beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday and ending by 5 a.m. on Monday.  Motorists are advised that all entrance ramps to eastbound I-96 will be closed from Newburgh to Telegraph.
  • Only a single lane will be open on eastbound I-96 at Grand River Ave beginning at 10 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. Saturday morning in order to allow crews to pour the new deck on Grand River over I-96.

Oakland County:

  • Eastbound and westbound I-96 will have a single lane closure (left lane) between Beck Road and M-5 for ongoing bridge and pavement work. The single lane closure will begin at 9 p.m. on Friday and end by 9 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Paving operations will close the ramp from northbound M-5 to westbound I-96 beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday and ending by 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. A detour will be posted.

I-696

Oakland County:

  • Ongoing bridge and pavement repair will result in a double lane closure on eastbound and westbound I-696 at Halsted and Orchard Lake roads. The two lane closure will begin at 9 p.m. on Friday and end by 5 a.m. on Monday.
  • Paving operations will close the eastbound I-96 connector to eastbound I-696 beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday and ending at 9 p.m. on Saturday. A detour will be posted. The westbound I-696 connector to westbound I-96 will be reduced to a single lane beginning at 9 p.m. on Saturday until 9 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, eastbound and westbound I-696 over the Rouge River (located just east of the Lodge and Telegraph interchange area) will have two lanes open for bridge work. The corresponding lane closures are expected to remain in place around the clock until early October.
  • Double lane closure on eastbound I-696 from Telegraph to Scotia, and on westbound I-696 from Woodward to Lahser beginning at 9 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. on Monday.
  •  The Greenfield ramps to and from east and west I-696 will be closed along with the westbound I-696 exit to Southfield Road, and the Southfield Road entrance ramp to eastbound I-696. The ramp closures will occur during the same time frame.

Macomb County:

Crews will close two lanes on eastbound and westbound I-696 between Van Dyke and Dequindre for ongoing bridge repair. The two lane closure will begin at 9 p.m on Friday and end by 5 a.m. on Monday.

I-94

Macomb County:

Maintenance work will result in a right lane closure on eastbound I-94 from 8 Mile to 9 Mile roads. The work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. and end by 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Wayne County:

Scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, the westbound I-94 exit ramp to westbound Ecorse Road will be closed for approximately six weeks for rebuilding. Traffic looking to access Ecorse Road will be directed south on US-24 (Telegraph Road) to Ecorse Road. 

I-275:

Wayne County:

  • Intermittent single and double lane closures on northbound and southbound I-275 .
  • Starting at Noon and ending at 7 p.m. on Saturday between 5 Mile Road and Ann Arbor Trail.
  •  Staring at 7 p.m. and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday between I-94 and Ecorse Road.

I-75

Detroit:

Intermittent single and double lane closures on northbound and southbound I-75 at the I-96 interchange for bridge work beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday and ending by 6 p.m. on Sunday. Crews will have not have two lanes closed on northbound I-75 on Sunday morning to accommodate traffic heading to Ford Field.

M-59

Oakland County:

Scheduled to begin Friday morning, westbound M-59 will be reduced to a single lane from Opdyke Road to Woodward Ave until late November for paving and bridge work. 

M-10 (Lodge Freeway)

Detroit:

Overnight double lane closures on southbound M-10 at Chicago Blvd for ongoing bridge repair. The two lane closures are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. on Saturday, and again from 9 p.m. on Saturday until 5 a.m. on Sunday.

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Weekend Construction: 9/11 – 9/14

September 10, 2009
Local 4 Traffic Blog by: Lauren Podell

Local 4 Traffic Blog by: Lauren Podell

Welcome to the weekend! Whew- get ready for A LOT I mean A LOT of construction. This is one of the longest lists I have seen in a while! 3 freeways will be closed at one point including I-696, M-10, & M-39! Check out MDOT’s full list below! Happy driving!!!

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I-696

In Macomb County:

Eastbound and westbound I-696 will be closed this weekend between M-53 and I-94. The closure begins at 9 p.m. on Friday and ends by 5 a.m. on Monday. Motorists will use posted detours utilizing I-94, M-102 (Eight Mile Road), and M-53 in each direction.

In Oakland County:

Crews will close the two right lanes of eastbound and westbound I-696 between M-1 (Woodward Avenue) and Southfield Road for ongoing bridge and pavement repair. The double lane closures begin at 9 p.m. on Friday and end at 5 a.m. on Monday.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, crews will close the ramp from northbound US-24 (Telegraph Road) to eastbound I-696. The ramp closure is expected to remain in place for three weeks.

I-96

In Oakland County:

Pavement repair work continues on I-96 in the Novi area with a right lane closure of eastbound I-96 from Beck to Novi roads beginning at 6 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

In Wayne County:

  1. Beginning at 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., on Thursday, September 10, the two left lanes will be closed on eastbound I-96 from Newburg to Inkster roads. From 6 p.m. on Thursday until 5 a.m. on Friday, three lanes will close eastbound from Newburg to Inkster.
  2. Beginning at 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, the two left lanes will be closed on eastbound I-96 from Newburg to Middlebelt roads. From 6 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. on Monday, eastbound I-96 will be reduced to a single lane from Newburg to Middlebelt.

I-75

In Oakland County:

  1. Double lane closure for pavement repairs is scheduled on northbound I-75 from Rochester Road to Big Beaver Road beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday and ending at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
  2. The ramps from westbound M-59 to southbound I-75 and from southbound I-75 to eastbound M-59 will close The ramp closures begin at 11 p.m. on Friday and end by 5 p.m. on Saturday.
  3. The two right lanes of southbound I-75 will be closed from John R to 8 Mile beginning at 6 a.m. and ending at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

I-275

In Wayne County:

  1. Two lane closure on northbound and southbound I-275 between I-94 and Ecorse Road beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday and ending at 11 a.m. on Saturday. 
  2. Two lanes will be closed on northbound and southbound I-275 from 5 Mile to Ann Arbor Trail beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday and ending by noon on Sunday.

M-10

In Detroit:

  1. Beginning at 9 p.m. on Saturday, two lanes will close on southbound M-10 at Chicago Boulevard, at 11 p.m., all three lanes will close. During the full closure, traffic will be routed off the freeway at the Chicago Boulevard exit and back on the freeway at the Chicago Boulevard entrance ramp. The full closure will remain in place until 5 a.m. on Sunday when a single lane will open.
  2. Two lanes will open on southbound M-10 on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. After 1 p.m., there will be a double lane closure until 9 p.m. Sunday when the freeway will close again. All southbound lanes will open to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday.
  3. On northbound M-10, crews will close the left lane at Chicago Boulevard at 9 p.m. on Friday. The northbound left lane will remain closed around-the-clock until Monday, September 21.

M-39

In Wayne County:

Full closure of northbound M-39 from McNichols to Eight Mile Road. The full closure will begin at 11 p.m. on Friday and end by 10 p.m. on Saturday. During the full closure, traffic will be routed onto the northbound service drive.

M-53

In Macomb County:

Single lane closure with flag control on northbound M-53 from 35 Mile Road to Ebling Road from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

M-59

In Macomb County & Oakland County:

  1. Two right lanes of eastbound M-59 will be closed over M-53 for bridge maintenance on Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.
  2. Eastbound and westbound M-59 will be reduced to a single lane between Crooks and Ryan roads beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday and ending at 5 a.m. on Monday.