DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Michigan Department of Transportation is alerting drivers to the closure of the M-10 Lodge Service Drive in Detroit for "a few months" for retaining wall repairs.
Starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, MDOT will close the M-10 Service Drive in both directions near Outer Drive, north of Six Mile, to perform work on the retaining walls.
Northbound M-10 service drive from Sorrento Ave. to Outer Dr. will be closed first, followed by the southbound M-10 service drive from Hartwell Ave. to Thatcher Ave. for pavement removal.
There isn't an exact reopening date, with MDOT anticipating spring of this year.
“Those retaining walls that you drive past, we’ve got a lot of weight that’s pressing on those walls and we need to get that removed for safety sake," MDOT spokeswoman Dianne Cross said.
The northbound M-10 service drive will be detoured to northbound Meyers Road, then westbound 7 Mile Road back to the northbound M-10 service drive.
Southbound M-10 service drive will be detoured to southbound Schaefer Highway, then eastbound McNichols Road back to the southbound M-10 service drive.
MDOT is also warning drivers that northbound M-10 will be closed from Wyoming Ave. to 7 Mile this weekend for excavation behind the retaining walls. It starts at 9 p.m. Friday and goes through 5 a.m. Monday. Northbound M-10 will be detoured via eastbound M-8 (Davison Freeway) to northbound I-75, then westbound M-102 (8 Mile Road). Southbound M-10 is expected to be closed the following weekend.