Westbound I-696 closing in Oakland County on Saturday, eastbound on Sunday

(WXYZ) - Westbound I-696 is closing Saturday in Oakland County while the eastbound lanes will close Sunday, the Michigan Department of Transportation says.

According to MDOT, westbound I-696 will close from Coolidge Highway to Greenfield Rd. from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday for bridge inspection. The ramps from Woodward and Coolidge will also be closed.

MDOT says the eastbound lanes will also close from Greenfield to Coolidge, this time from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday with the ramps from Southfield Rd. and Evergreen Rd. closing.

The easiest detour, according to 7 Traffic Reporter Ann Marie LaFlamme is to take 8 Mile or 12 Mile around the closure.

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