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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