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TRAFFIC: Get around the I-696 weekend closure

Posted: 6:58 PM, Jun 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-01 22:58:40Z

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. 

For more information you can go to michigan.gov