Metro Detroit traffic: Updates on construction, gas prices for your morning commute

Posted at 5:34 AM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 20:14:10-04

Before you head out of the door for your morning commute, here are some traffic updates to keep on the radar:

1) COUTNDOWN TO CLOSURE - M-5 southbound lanes closed in just 2 days!  All southbound M-5 lanes will close from Maple to 12 Mile beginning Saturday. The closure will last 3-4 weeks while crews repair 3 miles of pavement. Take Haggerty or Drake south and plan to double your drive time.

2) GAS PRICES CREEPING UP - The state average is a few cents higher today at $2.52, the national average just a penny more today than yesterday at $2.42

3) M-59 DELAYS - Westbound lane closures near M-53 are creating rush hour delays of around 15 minutes. Traffic backing up all the way to Garfield at times.
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