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More lanes to close on Southfield Freeway due to Michigan's new work zone safety law

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(CBS DETROIT) - The Michigan Department of Transportation announced that additional lane closures are necessary on Southfield Freeway in Dearborn and Allen Park due to a new work zone safety law, officials said. 

Due to the change, two lanes of Southfield Freeway will need to be closed in both directions from Pinecrest Drive, south of I-94, to Ford Road. 

The new law requires that a work zone have a concrete barrier if crews are working on a project overnight. Since there isn't space for that on Southfield, an extra lane closure is necessary. During this project, crews will perform concrete patching, milling and resurfacing. 

Starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 7, and continuing through Tuesday, June 11, one lane will be open on northbound M-39 from I-94 to Ford Road. 

Then, starting on June 14, up to two lanes of Southfield Freeway from I-94 to Ford Road will be closed in both directions. 

MDOT officials say drivers should expect delays during the closure, plan extra time to reach their destinations or take an alternate route. 

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