The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing an estimated $165 million in major repairs to I-75 from Detroit to Brownstown Township over a two-year period. The I-75 Rouge River Detroit-Downriver Connection project will begin in early 2017, depending on weather. Southbound I-75 will be closed and detoured while northbound I-75 will remain open at all times.
During I-75 construction the following detours will be in place:
- Southbound I-75 will be closed from Springwells Street in Detroit to North Line Road in Southgate. Southbound I-75 traffic will be detoured, while northbound traffic will be maintained on northbound lanes in 2017 and on southbound lanes in 2018.
- The posted detour for commercial vehicles will include southbound I-75 to westbound I-96, then southbound I-275 to southbound I-75 in Monroe.
To allow residents, businesses, and drivers plenty of time to prepare alternate routes, motorists will see warning signs posted well in advance of the project saying, “South 75 exit 45 to 37 will close in early 2017.”
Passenger vehicle alternate route options include I-94, M-85 (Fort Street), Jefferson Avenue, and Dix Highway.
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