TRAFFIC: 10-mile stretch of I-696 closing Friday night for the weekend

Travelers be warned -- a major closure along Interstate-696 is happening this weekend.

Westbound I-696 will be closed from M-10 to I-275, starting Friday at 9 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m. The Michigan Department of Transportation says it's for concrete repair work.

All entrance ramps from Lahser Road, Telegraph Road and Orchard Lake to westbound I-696 will be closed.

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.

South I-275 south remains closed through July. Details can be found at

MDOT says one other weekend closure of I-696 will happen, and will be announced at a later date.