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I-75 Construction This Weekend in Detroit. Expect Delays

I-75 construction in the metro Detroit area this weekend (September 29 – October 1) will result in the following traffic impacts:

  • Oakland – NB/SB I-75 at 14 Mile:
    ALL RAMPS CLOSED to/from 75/14 Mile
    Friday 10pm – Sunday 10am.
  • Oakland – NB/SB I-75 at 12 Mile:
    ALL RAMPS CLOSED to/from 75/12 Mile
    Friday 10pm – Sunday 10am
  • Oakland – NB I-75, Coolidge to M-59
    • Friday 8pm – Saturday 8pm 3 lanes open, 1 lane closed
    • Saturday 8pm – Sunday 12pm 1 LANE OPEN, 3 lanes closed
    • Sunday 12pm – Mon 5am 3 lanes open, 1 lane closed.
  • Oakland – SB I-75, M-59 to Coolidge
    2 lanes open, 2 closed
    Saturday 12pm – Sunday 5am.
  • Oakland – SB I-75, Rochester to Maple
    2 lanes open, 1 left closed
    Saturday 7am – 6pm.
  • Oakland – SB Rochester ramp to SB I-75
    RAMP CLOSED, nightly
    10pm – 10am, Friday – Sunday.
  • Oakland – NB/SB I-75 ramp to Rochester
    RAMP CLOSED, nightly
    10 pm – 10 am, Friday – Sunday.
  • Oakland – NB Rochester ramp to NB I-75
    RAMP CLOSED, nightly 10 pm – 10 am, Friday – Sunday.
  • Oakland – NB I-75 exit ramp to 12 Mile Rd:
    RAMP CLOSED, daily, Saturday 7am – Sunday 7pm.
  • Oakland – EB 12 Mile Rd entrance ramp to NB I-75:
    RAMP CLOSED, daily, Saturday 7am – Sunday 7pm.
  • Oakland – SB I-75, M-59 to Coolidge:
    1 LANE OPEN, 3 closed, Friday 8pm to Saturday 12pm.
  • Oakland – NB I-75, 12 Mile to 14 Mile:
    2 left lanes open, right closed, daily, 9am – 3pm, Monday – Friday.

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I-75 Construction Work Zone in Detroit Expanding

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has begun a $56.5 million project to remove and replace concrete pavement and sewers in southwest Detroit between Clark Avenue and Springwells Street. This project also will include the installation of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and fiber optic upgrade between the I-75/I-96 interchange and West Road in Woodhaven. ITS will be used to gather and share road information: cameras, dynamic message signs (DMS), travel times, etc.

This project is in addition to the current I-75 Rouge River Detroit-Downriver Connection project and will be an extension of the current southbound work zone. By performing this work during the “I-75 Rouge” project between Springwells Street and Northline Road, it will modify current lane closures and traffic safety devices to save time, money, and future inconvenience to drivers and residents.

One southbound lane will remain open from Clark Avenue to Springwells Street where traffic must exit for the freeway closure. This work will continue through the winter and is expected to be completed next fall. This project will follow “I-75 Rouge” with southbound traffic detoured and northbound traffic remaining open and shifted onto new pavement through the next year.

 

TRAFFIC IMPACT:

To safely merge traffic into one lane, barrels will be placed north of the I-75/I-96 interchange and drivers will have one ramp lane to southbound I-75 and one ramp lane to westbound I-96 which has four lanes open. Drivers are strongly encouraged to use the westbound I-96 detour to avoid the I-75 work zones and closure.

Ambassador bridge traffic will continue the current configuration of cars exiting to westbound I-96 and trucks exiting onto one lane of southbound I-75 into the work zone.


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Michigan DOT Suspends Works Zone Restrictions Over 4th of July Weekend

The Michigan Department of Transportation reports that it will suspend work zone restrictions on nearly 75 percent of its road and bridge projects over the Fourth of July weekend to ease congestion and increase safety.

Although some equipment and traffic configurations will remain over the weekend, suspending construction operations improves safety for workers and motorists.

More Americans will travel for this 4th of July holiday than ever before, according to projections from AAA. That goes for Michigan, too. The auto club expects more than 1.48 million Michiganders to travel at least 50 miles from home for the Independence Day weekend, a 3.3 percent increase from last year’s holiday travel period. The last time Michigan’s travel volume for Independence Day weekend was higher was 15 years ago.

Beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, June 30, and continuing until 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 94 out of 129 projects statewide will have lane restrictions removed. While motorists will see suspended operations in most MDOT construction zones for the weekend, drivers are advised that equipment and certain traffic configurations, like temporary shifts or shoulder closures, may remain in place.

“Traveling to summer destinations in Michigan is always exciting. But driving is serious business and motorists need to focus at all times,” State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle said. “Many of our work zones will be removed for holiday travel, but driver attentiveness must remain. Please drive with care as we celebrate our country’s independence.”

The following is a list of work zones that will remain active or have restrictions during the Fourth of July weekend. If necessary, detour routes will be posted at the project location.

Northern Lower Peninsula

  • I-75, Ogemaw County, will have traffic shifts south of West Branch. The northbound I-75 West Branch Rest Area will be closed.

Central Michigan and Thumb

  • I-75/I-675 interchange, Saginaw County, has lane closures and traffic shifts at the north junction between Exit 154 and Exit 160. Three lanes will be open in the peak direction of travel with a moveable barrier wall.

Metro Detroit

  • I-75 has lane closures in effect at Square Lake Road for interchange reconstruction.
  • I-75 has two lanes open in each direction on the northbound side of the freeway between Auburn Road and Coolidge Road. The following ramps are closed:
    • Eastbound M-59 to southbound I-75, and
    • The Adams Road entrance and exit ramps to and from southbound I-75.
  • I-75 has the southbound lanes closed between Springwells Street and Northline Road for bridge work.
  • I-75 has the southbound lanes closed at Goddard Road for bridge replacement.
  • I-75 has the northbound ramp to westbound West Road closed for bridge widening.
  • The I-75/M-10 interchange has ramp closures for bridge reconstruction.

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Ramp and Lane Closures, Detours for I-75 Construction in Detroit

The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $3.6 million to make the following improvements at the I-75/M-10 interchange in Detroit. I-75 construction will require the following traffic impacts:

  • The northbound I-75 ramp to northbound M-10 will be closed starting this weekend to allow for reconstruction work. It is expected to reopen by fall.
  • The southbound I-75 ramp to southbound M-10 will be closed for repairs starting this weekend. It is expected to reopen in late May.
  • The northbound M-10 ramp to southbound I-75 will be closed this weekend only and then closed for repairs during the month of June.
  • M-85 (Fort Street) will have one lane open at a time over M-10 for repairs on other lanes. The size of this bridge will provide enough room for equipment while maintaining the open lane
  • The pedestrian bridge over M-10 near M-85 will be removed during the summer.

In addition to the I-75 construction closures listed above, M-10 will be closed this weekend between Jefferson Avenue and I-75, and reopened on at 5 a.m. on Monday, May 8.

DETOURS:

M-10 between I-75 and Jefferson Avenue

  • Northbound M-10 traffic will be detoured via Jefferson Avenue, northbound Rosa Parks Boulevard, northbound I-75, and westbound M-8 to northbound M-10.
  • Southbound M-10 traffic will be detoured to northbound I-75, then southbound I-375 to Jefferson Avenue.

I-75 RAMPS:

  • Northbound I-75 traffic heading for northbound M-10 will be detoured to westbound M-8 to northbound M-10.
  • Southbound I-75 traffic heading for southbound M-10 will be detoured to southbound I-375 to Jefferson Avenue.

SAFETY DETAILS:

Closing these lanes and ramps for I-75 construction will provide workers with safe, protected work zones and provide motorists with the safest route possible through the area.


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Lane and Ramp Closures for I-75 Construction in Michigan Thru April 14

The Michigan Department of Transportation reports the following lane and ramp closures as a result of I-75 construction and maintenance work from April 7 thru April 14, 2017:

  • Oakland: NB I-75 from Crooks Road to Coolidge Highway, right lane closed Friday 4/7, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Oakland: NB I-75 exit ramp to Crooks Road, RAMP CLOSED, Friday 4/7, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Oakland: SB I-75, Coolidge to Wattles, 2 LANES CLOSED, 1 LANE OPEN Sat 7:00 am to 7:00 pm for bridge work.
  • Oakland: NB/SB I-75 at Crooks, 2 LANES CLOSED, ONE LANE OPEN Sun 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Oakland: EB/WB Big Beaver RAMPS to NB I-75, RAMP CLOSED, Sun 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Oakland:Crooks Rd ramp to NB I-75, RAMP CLOSED, Sun 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Oakland: NB I-75 from M-59 to Featherstone, 2 LANES CLOSED, 1 LANE OPEN Sun 7:00 am to 9:00 am
  • Oakland: WB M-59 ramp to NB I-75, RAMP CLOSED, Sun 7:00 am to 9:00 am

Starting Monday 4/10:

  • Oakland: NB I-75 from Long Lake to Coolidge, right lane closed daily 7:00 am to 3:00 pm thru Fri-4/14
  • Oakland: NB I -75 exit ramp to Crooks, RAMP CLOSED, daily 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Tues
  • Oakland: SB I-75 from Coolidge to Long Lake, right lane closed daily 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, 4/12-4/14
  • Oakland: SB I-75 exit ramp to Crooks Road, RAMP CLOSED, daily 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, 4/12-4/14 M-53:
  • Wayne: NB I-75 at WB I-96 (Interchange ramp): 1 left closed. 1 lane remain open, Mon 9:00 am-3:00 pm

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Major I-75 Construction Begins Early 2017 in Michigan, Detours, Delays Expected

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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Michigan Lifts Most I-75 Traffic Restrictions for Fourth of July Holiday Travel

This Fourth of July weekend, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is removing lane restrictions on more than half of its road and bridge projects to ease traffic delays for holiday travelers. AAA Michigan estimates more than 1.4 million motorists will travel 50 or more miles away from home this holiday weekend, marking the highest travel volume for the Independence Holiday weekend in 13 years.

Beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, July 1, and continuing until 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 102 out of 144 MDOT projects statewide will have lane restrictions removed. While motorists will see suspended operations in most MDOT construction zones for the weekend, drivers are advised that equipment and certain traffic configurations, like temporary shifts or shoulder closures, may remain in place.

The following is a list of I-75 work zones that will remain active or have lane restrictions during the Fourth of July weekend, and is current as of June 29. If necessary, detour routes will be posted at the project location.

Upper Peninsula

  • I-75, Chippewa County, has one lane closed in each direction under the Dafter Road bridge with a temporary concrete barrier wall.

Central Michigan and Thumb

  • I-75, Saginaw County, will have traffic shifted between Dixie Highway and Hess Road.

Southern Michigan

  • I-75, Monroe County, has two lanes open in each direction with a traffic shift between I-275 and Dixie Highway.

Metro Detroit

  • M-1 Rail work in downtown Detroit continues, with lane and shoulder closures in each direction on M-1 (Woodward Avenue), I-75, and I-94.

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I-75 Metro Detroit Weekend Construction Update

The Michigan Department of Transportation reports the following Metro Detroit weekend construction for I-75:

  • In Oakland County, south I-75 exit ramp to 9 Mile Rd, RAMP CLOSED intermittently 9pm Mon-5am Tue for lighting.
  • In Oakland County, north I-75 exit ramp to 11 Mile, RAMP CLOSED intermittently 9pm Mon-5am Tue for lighting. 11 Mile ramp to south I-75 RAMP CLOSED intermittently 9pm Mon-5am Tue lighting.
  • In Oakland County, north/south I-75 from 8 Mile to 12 Mile, LEFT LANE CLOSED 9 am-3pm Mon thru Fri and 9pm Mon-5am Tue for lighting.
  • In Wayne County, north/south I-75 from 7 Mile to 8 Mile, TWO LEFT LANES CLOSED 9pm sat- until Sun (south I-75 reopens 8 am and north reopens at 11am). Also, ramp from 8 Mile to south I-75 will close intermittently 9pm Sat-9am Sun for road work.
  • In Wayne County, south I-75 from 8 Mile to 7 Mile, RIGHT LANE CLOSED 9pm Sun-5am Mon for work.
  • In Wayne County, M-102 (8 Mile) ramp to south I-75, RAMP CLOSED 9am Mon-5am Tue for lighting.
  • In Wayne County, south I-75 ramp to 7 Mile, RAMP CLOSED intermittently, 9pm Sun-5am Mon for road work.
  • In Wayne County, north and south I-75 ramps to west I-94, RAMPS CLOSED 10pm Fri-5am Mon for bridge work on I-94 at Trumbull.
  • In Wayne County, north I-75 ramp to Springwells, RAMP CLOSED intermittently 9pm Fri-5am Mon for lighting.
  • In Wayne County, north I-75 exit to south M-39, RAMP CLOSED 9pm Fri-5am Sat for lighting.
  • In Wayne County, north I-75 exit to Outer Dr, RAMP CLOSED 9pm Thur-5am Fri for lighting. Outer Drive ramp to south I-75, RAMP CLOSED 9pm Thur-5am Fri for lighting.
  • In Wayne County, Schaefer Hwy ramp to north I-75, RAMP CLOSED intermittently, 9pm Thur-5am Fri for lighting.

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Detroit, Michigan

Detroit has had a profound impact on the world. From the advent of the automotive assembly line to the Motown sound, modern techno and rock music, Detroit continues to shape both American and global culture. The city has seen many of its historic buildings renovated, and is bustling with new developments and attractions that complement its world class museums and theatres. The city offers myriad things to see and do. Detroit is an exciting travel destination filled with technological advance and historic charm.

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