Pack your patience! Southfield Freeway closures coming
8:39 PM, Dec 2, 2010
10:39 AM, Dec 3, 2010
DETROIT (WXYZ) - A major construction project planned for the Southfield Freeway
will require drivers to pack their patience in 2011!
Rebuilding and repairs on the Freeway and bridges will begin in
January. When it starts, you can expect traffic delays with
single-lane closures between Ford Road and 8 Mile, but those
closures will expand to multiple lane closures in off-peak hours.
Both the Lodge and Ford Road will have weekend closures from Friday
night to Monday morning. Other surface streets may also be closed
during this time.
When spring arrives, the work will be expanded to a full closure
of the Southfield Freeway from I-96 to the Lodge. The main detour
will be Telegraph Road.
M-DOT plans to rebuild 3 1/4 miles of the freeway from the Lodge
Freeway to McNichols. It's part of an $80 million project that
includes replacing the freeway lighting from Ford Road to the Lodge
with LED lights, as well as replacing the drainage system on the
Crews will also construct a new screen wall between the freeway
and the service drive and rehabilitate or replace 24 bridges
between 8 Mile Road and Outer Drive.
Those bridges include the following overpasses:
Crews will also construct an erosion barrier, install new grass,
implement plans to prevent erosion and improve the appearance of