The MDOT project called "Restore the Reuther," which began at the end of April with closure of westbound I-696 in Macomb County and is expected end in November, according to the statement.
"This weekend will be the first I-696 closure in Oakland County, which has had only lane closures over nights for saw cutting and shoulder closures for drainage improvements," MDOT said in the statement.
MDOT says the Oakland County detour includes taking:
Westbound 8 Mile Road to the Lodge Freeway (M-10) to Telegraph Road or westbound I-696.
The detour can be accessed from I-94 in Macomb County and I-75 in Oakland County, MDOT said.