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MDOT says all lanes of I-75 in SW Detroit to open tonight after two year long road work project

Posted at 4:34 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 16:34:19-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Drivers who take I-75 south from Detroit will find nothing blocking their commute beginning this evening.

M-DOT says all lanes of the freeway, both northbound and southbound, will be opening from I-96 through southwest Detroit and into Downriver this evening.

The lanes are reopening after a two year long rebuild known as "75Rouge: Detroit-Downriver Connection" project, a $220 million bridge project that involved removing and replacing concrete (equivalent to approximately 24 football fields of concrete) on the Rouge River Bridge, the largest bridge in Michigan in both length and width.

Work also included removing and rebuilding the Goddard Road bridges and repairs on 11 other Downriver bridges.