I-275 building venture in Wayne County begins Tuesday

The Michigan Department of Transportation announced that it plans to rebuild 24 miles of I-275 from 6 a.m. Tuesday through late fall.

According to MDOT’s press release, the four-year project will span six phases for the highway section between Will Carlton Road and 6 Mile Road in Wayne County. The townships Ash, Canton, Huron and Van Buren as well as Livonia, Plymouth and Romulus are affected.

The project includes:

  • 10 miles of concrete pavement repairs
  • 22 km of concrete paving renovation
  • Asphalt renewal of four junctions
  • Reconstruction of concrete pavement for parts or all six junctions
  • Improvement of 65 bridges and a retaining wall
  • Drainage improvements
  • Sign replacement
  • Traffic light modernization
  • Intelligent Transport System (ITS) improvements
  • Pavement improvements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Tree replacement
  • Replacement of the Metro Trail segment

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Please note that there will be closings in 2021

July 6th – late autumn:

  • On I-275, a concrete pavement repair lane will be opened in each direction between I-94 and South Huron Road.
  • Pennsylvania Road will be closed via I-275 with a detour to Sibley Road until the end of August.

July 7th to 11th:

  • The ramp on I-275 north to Eureka Road (airport entrance) will be closed. The airport is accessed via I-94 eastbound via the Merriman Road exit.
  • The ramp on Eureka Road westbound 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.

Project details and updates can be found at www.revive275.org.

Contact Minnah Arshad: MArshad@freepress.com and follow her on Twitter @minnaharshad.

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