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I-75 Lane Closures for Pavement Work in Ohio This Week

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports that pavement work will require various lane closures on south Interstate 75 between Austin Boulevard and State Route 63 nightly from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. through Friday, August 17.

All work on north I-75 is complete.

Traffic will be maintained. Arrow boards and/or signs are in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and lane closures. All work is contingent upon the weather.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone. Move over or slow down.


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Major I-75 Project in Georgia Set to Begin Today

Cracks, raveling and other road deficiencies that create a rough ride on Interstate 75 in Turner and Crisp counties will be eliminated with a resurfacing project scheduled to begin Sunday night.

The project begins south of Exit 84/SR 159 in Turner County and ends north of Old Hatley Road in Crisp County, a distance of 14.47 miles. It includes ramps. Contractor Reeves Construction Co. plans to start on the northbound right (outside) shoulder around milepost 84 in Turner County, which will require closing the right lane.

No daytime lane closures will be permitted during the project. Single lane closures will be from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and double lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. At this time the contractor plans to work Sunday through Thursday, though that schedule is subject to change. Weather will also impact the schedule.

Resurfacing is not expected to begin on the southbound lanes until the northbound lanes are complete. The $19.2 million Georgia Department of Transportation project is expected to be finished April 30, 2019. This portion of I-75 hasn’t been resurfaced since a widening/reconstruction project was completed in 2003.


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Lane Closures, Traffic Delays for I-75 Construction in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-75 construction and maintenance operations through Wednesday, July 25, 2018;

  • CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North and South between Mile Markers 135 and 142: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this project. Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrowed lanes, closed shoulders and use caution as crews construct truck climbing lanes through this area. Motorists should be alert for slowed or stopped traffic, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.
  • KNOX COUNTY, I-75 South Ramp to Callahan Drive (Exit 110): Motorists should be alert for lane closures and lane shifts on this exit ramp as crews begin this ramp widening and signalization project. Motorists should be alert for narrowed lanes, workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

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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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