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Northbound I-75 in Michigan Closing Friday, July 20 for Bridge Removal

The Michigan Department of Transportation reports that, beginning Friday, July 20 at 8:00 pm, northbound I-75 between Schaefer Highway and Rosa Parks Boulevard will close for the weekend demolition of three pedestrian bridge structures over I-75. Northbound I-75 will reopen Saturday, July 21 at 4:00 pm.

The pedestrian bridges are between Springwells Street and Waterman Street. The extended closure length is due to on-going construction already in place.

The closed on-ramps include those at Schaefer Highway, Springwells Street, Waterman Street, Dragoon Street (Livernois Avenue), Clark Avenue, West Grand Boulevard, and Vernor Highway. The ramp to the Ambassador Bridge can be accessed West Grand Boulevard and Fort Street. Southbound I-75 is already closed and detoured in this area.

DETOUR:

Northbound I-75 to westbound Schaefer Highway to eastbound I-94 to eastbound I-96 to northbound I-75. Local traffic can use northbound M-85 (Fort Street) and enter northbound I-75 at Rosa Parks Boulevard.

BACKGROUND:

The inlay work taking place on this area of I-75 is part of the overall “75Rouge: Detroit-Downriver Connection” project, a $220 million bridge project that involves removing and replacing concrete (equivalent to approximately 24 football fields of concrete) on the Rouge River Bridge, the largest bridge in Michigan in both length and width. Work also includes removing and rebuilding the Goddard Road bridges and repairs on 11 other Downriver bridges.

Drivers are advised that there are local county projects affecting the intersection of Dix-Toledo, Allen, and Pennsylvania roads near the Dix-Toledo Road ramp leading to southbound I-75. Heavy traffic and long delays should be expected, and drivers are strongly advised to use M-85 (Fort Street) as a detour route.


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Lane, Ramp Closures, Detours for I-75 Construction in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports the following I-75 construction and maintenance activities impacting travel through Sunday, July 15, 2018:

Auglaize County

  • I-75 between SR 219 and Breese Road, Nightly lane closures June 18th – July 27th between the hours of 6 pm and 7 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • US 33 between SR 29 and I-75, Daily lane closures March 26th – July 31st between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.

Miami County

  • SR 55 Ramp to I-75 north, RAMP CLOSURE July 9th – 16th. The official detour is: SR 55 to SR 41 to I-75 north.
  • I-75 between CR 25A (Tipp City) and Eldean Road, Lane closures June 18th – August 31st. These will become double lane closures each night between 7 pm and 6 am. One lane will remain open at all times. *These closures will not be in effect Friday mornings – Sunday afternoons.

Montgomery County

  • I-75 south Ramp to I-675 north, Annual bridge inspections July 12th between the hours of 12 pm – 4 pm. Single lane closures will be in effect while crews evaluate the bridge. One lane of traffic will remain open during inspections.
  • I-75 between SR 725 and East River Road, Nightly lane closures July 12th – August 24th between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am. These will become double lane closures at 11 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 east, Nightly RAMP CLOSURES July 10th – 13th between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am. The official detour is: I-75 north to Second Street to I-75 south to US 35 east.
  • I-75 between SR 48 and Needmore Road, Nightly lane closures April 29th – July 31st between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am. These will become double lane closures at 10 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE March 30th – September 30th. The official detour is: I-75 north to US 35 east to Jefferson/Main Street to Ludlow Street to US 35 west.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 east, Lane width restriction November 29th – September 30th. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.

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I-75 Construction to Affect Multiple Ramps in Ohio

The following is work scheduled to occur on state highways within the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1, which includes the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot. The schedule of work is dependent upon weather conditions, and unless otherwise noted, work will take place during daytime hours.

ALLEN COUNTY

  • Interstate 75 between Bentley Road and state Route 103 will be restricted to one lane at times for a bridge repair project. Work will occur on I-75 over Riley Creek in Allen County and on the county Road 15 bridge over Interstate 75 in Hancock County. The project is expected to be completed in late September.The project will have the following anticipated impacts to traffic:
    • Interstate 75 in both directions is restricted at times to one lane in each direction through the work zone. A maximum width restriction of 13 feet is in place during the lane restriction.
    • Variable speed limits are in place through the work zone. Electronic messages boards display the posted, legal speed limit, which will be reduced during construction operations and presence of workers in the area. The posted speed limit on the electronic boards is enforceable by law.
  • Interstate 75 ramp work
    The following Interstate 75 ramps will be affected by pavement repair:

    • Interstate 75 northbound exit ramp to state Route 696, Beaverdam, will remain open but will be restricted during pavement repair beginning the week of June 18. Work is expected to be completed within a week.
    • Interstate 75 southbound entrance ramp from state Route 696, Beaverdam, will close Friday, June 22 at 9 p.m. until Monday, June 25 at 6 a.m. Traffic detoured onto Interstate 75 northbound to Bentley Road back to Interstate 75 southbound.
    • Interstate 75 southbound entrance ramp at Bluelick Road, Lima, will close June 25 for approximately seven days for a joint repair project. Traffic will be detoured onto Interstate 75 northbound to Napoleon Road back to Interstate 75 southbound.
    • Interstate 75 northbound between state Route 81 and Napoleon Road will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair.

HANCOCK COUNTY

  • Interstate 75 between Bentley Road and state Route 103 will be restricted to one lane at times for a bridge repair project. Work will occur on I-75 over Riley Creek in Allen County and on the county Road 15 bridge over Interstate 75 in Hancock County. The project is expected to be completed in late September.The project will have the following anticipated impacts to traffic:
    • Interstate 75 in both directions is restricted at times to one lane in each direction through the work zone. A maximum width restriction of 13 feet is in place during the lane restriction.
    • Variable speed limits are in place through the work zone. Electronic messages boards display the posted, legal speed limit, which will be reduced during construction operations and presence of workers in the area. The posted speed limit on the electronic boards is enforceable by law.

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Temporary Ramp Closures, Detour on I-75 This Weekend in Georgia

The Georgia DOT has been notified by the contractor of the temporary closure for concrete slab replacement of the exit ramp from I-75 northbound to Exit 149.

The ramp will close Saturday night, May 5 at 9:00 p.m. and reopen for traffic Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. Motorists will be directed to Exit 153; Sardis Church Road to I-75 southbound in order to return to Exit 149.

All work and closure times are dependent on weather conditions.

Whenever you approach a work zone: slow down; allow extra distance between vehicles; read signs; and expect the unexpected.


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Bridge Demolition Requires I-75 Closure This Week

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County will be closed for two nights beginning April 23 to allow for demolition of the old KY 1505 bridge.

I-75 north will be closed to traffic beginning at 9 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 23 and will reopen by 6 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 24. I-75 south will be closed from 9 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 24 until 6 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 25.

Motorists traveling on I-75 north will detour via Exit 62 (Mt. Vernon) onto U.S. 25 and reconnect with I-75.

Motorists traveling on I-75 south will detour via Exit 76 (Berea) onto U.S. 25 and reconnect with I-75.

A new bridge was recently constructed on KY 1505 to replace the current structure as part of the ongoing $31 million I-75 widening project between mile points 64.5 to 69.

The date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.


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