(WXYZ) — The Modernize I-75 project is continuing through the COVID-19 outbreak and the traffic shift for phase 3 will go into place this weekend.
Beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, northbound I-75 will be reduced to one lane so crews can shift all traffic to the southbound lanes between 8 Mile and I-696.
By sunset, MDOT said the new configuration will be in place, which will allow for reconstruction of the northbound lanes.
Two lanes of northbound and southbound I-75 will be open during peak travel times, with all traffic on the southbound side of the freeway.
In addition, the northbound I-75 ramp to eastbound I-696 will close until early November. Ramp traffic will be detoured east to 8 Mile, to northbound Van Dyke then eastbound I-696.
If weather delays occur Saturday, the shift will be implemented starting at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 5.