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MDOT asks for input on upcoming I-275 repairs

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Posted at 9:37 PM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 21:37:18-04

The Michigan Department of Transportation has set up an online survey to get public reaction to three options for dealing with traffic during the upcoming repair of I-275.

Work on the $70-$80 million project is set to begin in the spring of 2016. Crews will be resurfacing the road from 5 Mile Road to the I-96/I-696-M-5 interchange.

The repair work will also include the resurfacing of all the entrance and exit ramps and repairs to 16 bridges along the route.

MDOT has picked three possible options that they are asking the public to choose from:

  • One direction of I-275 will close completely, have traffic detoured, and work performed. Once one direction is completed, the opposite direction will close. This will take one construction season and $1.04 million in traffic control costs.
  • Northbound I-275 will remain open the entire time, with traffic shifted as work is performed, and southbound traffic will be detoured during entire project. This will take two construction seasons and $2.87 million in traffic control costs.
  • Both directions of I-275 will share one side of road with barrier walls separating traffic. This will take two construction seasons and $4.85 million in traffic control costs.  

You can give your opinion by answering an online survey. The survey will be live until 6:00 p.m. on October 8.