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Lane closures scheduled for westbound I-696 in Macomb County over weekend

Posted at 5:07 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 17:07:49-04

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Beginning Saturday, Aug. 17 at 5 a.m., there will be lanes closed on westbound I-696 in Macomb County for the remainder of the weekend.

According to the Michigan department of Transportation, westbound I-696 will have only two lanes open from I-94 to I-75 for construction. Traffic will be shifted between the two right and two left lanes.

Only one lane will be open on westbound I-696 on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 6 to 9 a.m. This closure will be between Dequindre Road and Couzens Avenue for urgent bridge work over the two center lanes.

"Once that is completed, the barrels will move back to having two lanes open until 5 a.m. Monday," according to an MDOT press release.

As a reminder, the westbound I-696 ramp to southbound I-75 will be closed through Sept. 9.