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The Michigan Department of Transportation has modified some planned freeway closures this weekend as part of the I-96 Flex Route project.

Maintenance work is now planned on Saturday - instead of a full freeway closure. Only one lane will be open on eastbound I-96, east of Kent Lake Road, from 7am to 2pm.

MDOT says a full freeway closure for overhead sign installation will take place next Saturday, November 11th from 5am to 1pm. A total closure of eastbound I-96 will be in effect from Wixom to Novi.

Motorists can expect to encounter significant delays both this weekend and next, and should seek alternate routes if possible.