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Grand River Ave. closing over M-5 through July for resurfacing, how to get around it

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Posted at 8:55 AM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 11:06:23-04

(WXYZ) — The Michigan Department of Transportation says it is closing the Grand River Ave. bridge over M-5 as part of the M-5 project in Oakland County. The bridge will close on April 15 and remain closed through sometime in July.

According to MDOT, it's part of the $11.8 million project to perform a variety of work along 10 miles of M-5 between 8 Mile Rd. and 13 Mile Rd.

The resurfacing project will include sidewalks, curbs and approaches.


Westbound Grand River Avenue traffic will be detoured to northbound Halsted Road, then westbound Hills Tech Drive to southbound Haggerty Road.

Eastbound Grand River Avenue traffic will be detoured to southbound Halsted Road, then eastbound 9 Mile Road to northbound Farmington Road.

Other work on M-5 will require weekend closings for bridge work, pavement conditions and asphalt resurfacing.

Eastbound M-5 will be closed for six weekends from Grand River to Middle Belt, and westbound M-5 will be closed during ive weekends from Middle Belt to Grand River.

Westbound M-5 traffic will be detoured to westbound M-102 (8 Mile Road), then northbound I-275.

Eastbound M-5 traffic will be detoured to eastbound I-696, then southbound US-24 (Telegraph Road) to M-102.