Briefly: Expect construction-related delays, detours on I-96 in Detroit

Orange 'Detour' sign

Expect delays and detours on Interstate 96 in Detroit this weekend, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Beginning 9 p.m. Friday, June 16, through 5 a.m. Monday, June 19, eastbound and westbound I-96 express and lanes will be closed in Detroit for bridge demolition and other maintenance work, along with all on and off ramps.

The closings include:

  • Eastbound I-96 express lanes will be closed between Outer Drive and I-94.
  • Westbound I-96 express lanes will be closed between I-94 and M-39 (Southfield Freeway).
  • Eastbound and westbound I-96 local lanes will be closed between M-39 (Southfield Freeway) and M-8 (Davison Freeway). 

Detours include:

  • Eastbound I-96 traffic will take southbound M-39 (Southfield Freeway), then eastbound I-94 to I-96.
  • Westbound I-96 traffic will take westbound I-94, then northbound M-39 (Southfield Freeway) to I-96.

Electric Volvos and Macks recalled

Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks are recalling some of their battery-electric trucks because the power cables that connect to the windscreen heater relay may have a loose connection and cause the relay to fail. The recall says a relay that fails in the closed position will continue to power the cabin heater, overheating the relay and increasing the risk of a fire.

Affected units include approximately 243 model year 2019-’23 Volvo VNR Electric and approximately 47 model year 2019-’23 Mack LR Electric trucks.

Dealers will tighten the power cable to relay connection, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Aug. 4. Volvo owners can contact Volvo Trucks' customer service at 1-800-528-6586 with recall number RVXX2306. NHTSA’s recall number is 23V-401. Mack owners can contact Mack's customer service at 1-800-866-1177 with recall number SCC0444. NHTSA’s recall number is 23V-402.


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