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Major construction on 8 Mile Rd. between I-75 and I-94 begins this month

Posted at 12:07 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 12:07:04-04

(WXYZ) — The Michigan Department of Transportation said the 8 Mile Road resurfacing project will begin soon in all three metro Detroit counties.

According to MDOT the $15.5 million project will repair nine miles of 8 Mile between I-75 and I-94 in Hazel Park, Warren, Eastpointe, Detroit and Harper Woods.

It's expected to start around March 30 and go until the late fall.

The project will include various types of work including concrete pavement repairs, asphalt milling and resurfacing, repairing curbs and gutters, sidewalk ramps and some drainage repairs.

It will be divided into three segments along 8 Mile.

Segment 1 will take place in April and May. EB and WB 8 Mile will have three lanes open between Mound Rd. and Groesbeck, with one lane closed to allow crews to build crossovers near two railroad crossings.

Segment 2 will run from May through July. EB and WB 8 Mile will have two lanes open between Mound and Groesbeck, with traffic shifted across the median at each railroad crossing – between Mt. Elliott Street and Sherwood Street, and between Hoover Road and M-97 – and then shifted back. Only one direction will be worked on at a time.

Segment 3 from July to late fall. EB and WB 8 Mile will have multiple lanes closed between Woodward Ave. and I-94 for a variety of work, inlcuding concrete pavement repairs, milling and resurfacing, repairing curbs and gutters, sidewalk ramps, and some drainage repairs. There will be two weekend closures for the I-75 interchange.

Access will be maintained to neighborhoods and businesses throughout construction.