After several weekends of closures on westbound I-696 between Dequindre and Telegraph, MDOT said a new portion of the highway will close this weekend.
According to MDOT, westbound I-696 will close from US-24/Telegraph to I-275 beginning at 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. Ramp closures will begin at 8 p.m. Friday.
Lane closures will start at Coolidge to reduce traffic heading on I-696 toward Telegraph, also beginning at 8 p.m. Friday.
The detour for drivers will be taking southbound Telegraph to westbound 8 Mile to M-5 Grand River and back to I-696.
The highway will continue to be closed between I-94 and Dequindre for the Moving Macomb project.
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