Posted by The Huron Hub – Jul 5, 2021
A major road construction project on I-275 begins on Tuesday.
The Michigan Department of Transportation will repair and remodel 24 miles of I-275 between Will Carlton Road and 6 Mile Road in Wayne County in six phases over a four year period.
The project includes 10 miles of repairs to concrete pavements, 22 kilometers of rebuilding concrete pavements, asphalt renewal of four junctions, rebuilding of concrete pavements of parts or all six junctions, improvement of 65 bridges and a retaining wall, improvements to drainage, replacement of signs, traffic light modernizations, improvements Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), sidewalk improvements that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and tree replacement. In addition, a section of the Metro Trail will be converted to replace an adjacent retaining wall.
Lane restrictions July 6th – late autumn:
– On I-275, a lane of concrete pavement repairs will be opened in each direction between I-94 and South Huron Road.
– Pennsylvania Road will be closed off I-275, with traffic being diverted to Sibley Road until the end of August.
Lane restrictions July 7-11:
– I-275 northbound ramp to Eureka Road (airport entrance) will be closed. The airport is accessed via I-94 eastbound via the Merriman Road exit.
– The ramp to Eureka Road northbound to I-275 northbound will be closed, with traffic being diverted south on I-275 and north on Sibley Road to I-275.
From July 12th:
– The 5 Mile Road Bridge over I-275 will be closed until the end of September and traffic will be diverted to 6 Mile Road.
– The Eureka Road Bridge over I-275 will have one lane in each direction by the end of August.
During this major project lasting several years, work will be carried out in several areas at different times. Visit www.Revive275.org for more project details and updates.