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I-75 closing in southwest Detroit this weekend for work towards Gordie Howe bridge

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Posted at 2:13 PM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 14:13:14-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — I-75 is closing in both directions this weekend as crews prepare for construction on the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

According to the bridge, I-75 will close from Springwells to Clark beginning at 11 p.m. Friday for the demolition of three road bridges. The highway is expected to open by 5 a.m. Monday.

Those bridges are the Livernois, Springwells and Clark Street bridges.

These demolitions are necessary for construction on the Michigan interchange for the Gordie Howe bridge project.

Traffic can exit northbound I-75 at Springwells and enter northbound I-75 at Clark, while southbound traffic can exit at Clark and enter at Springwells. You can also exit at Fort St. and take that to the I-75 entrance at Clark if you're going north.

Drivers heading north from Toledo will be directed to take I-75 to I-275 to I-96 and then I-96 east back to I-75, and drivers heading south will be urged to take I-75 to I-96 to I-275 and then back to I-75.

Traffic exiting the Ambassador Bridge toll plaza will be directed to take I-96 west to I-275 south in order to connect with southbound I-75.

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