We don’t know how to put it any clearer: I-696 this weekend in southern Oakland County is going to be the worst. You’ll need to figure out a detour (we have MDOT’s suggestion).

This weekend – 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday – I-696 going westbound will be closed between Lahser Road in Southfield and I-275 in Farmington Hills for concrete repair.

All your ramps onto westbound I-696 from Orchard Lake, Telegraph Road, and Lahser Road will be closed as well. So what are you to do? MDOT says this is the detour, but we’re open to suggestions in the comments.

Westbound I-696 traffic will be detoured onto M-10 (Lodge/Northwestern). The suggested detour is M-10 to south US-24 (Telegraph) to west 8 Mile (M-102) to west M-5 to west I-96.

Brace yourself for one more closure of I-696 this season, but it hasn’t been announced when as of yet. I-275 south remains closed through July as a part of larger project.

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