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Massive I-75 Modernization construction resumes with weekend closure starting Friday

Posted at 11:05 AM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 11:05:22-05

(WXYZ) — The massive I-75 modernization project will resume this weekend with a closure of the highway through the weekend.

Weather permitting, the rebuilding of the highway will resume Friday when it closes from 8 Mile to I-696 from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday.

Crews will demolish the Shevlin Ave. bridge and the Highland Ave. pedestrian bridge over the freeway in Hazel Park.

After the highway reopens, there will be two lanes open from each direction from 8 Mile to 13 Mile.

Also, there will be several closures of ramps starting Monday, March 1 and the closures will last until the end fo the 2021 construction season.

Those closures are:

  • Eastbound & westbound I-696 ramps to southbound I-75
  • Entrance and exit ramps along southbound I-75 from south of I-696 to 8 Mile

Southbound I-75 traffic will be shifted onto the northbound lanes around 13 Mile while crews rebuild the 13 Mile Rd. bridge over I-75.

During the closure, northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured west on 8 Mile Road to northbound M-1 (Woodward Avenue), then eastbound I-696 back to northbound I-75. Southbound I-75 traffic will use westbound I-696 to southbound M-1, then eastbound 8 Mile Road back to southbound I-75. In addition to the freeway closure, I-75 will have one lane open in each direction between I-696 and 14 Mile Road over the weekend.