A major road closure this weekend will force you off the freeway.
Westbound I-696 will be shut down completely between the I-275-96 interchange and Lahser Road.
The good news: after it's all done, your commute will soon be significantly less bumpy.
This is the second of two big weekend closures for the freeway - crews will be patching a 9 Mile stretch of I-696. The first closure was last month.
Two closures of the eastbound lanes will happen later in the summer.
This is part of the $75 million I-275 project.
The westbound lanes will re-open at 5 am Monday, but until then, you'll be one of thousands using one of the nearby mile roads instead, so give yourself extra time.