The Detroit News is reporting that the Michigan Department of Transportation is planning to overhaul one of Michigan's most heavily traveled portions of freeway. Eight miles of Southbound I-75 will be closed from Detroit to its downriver suburbs for two years beginning in early 2017. The I-75 Rouge: Detroit Downriver Connection project calls for a complete overhaul of the I-75 bridge over the Rouge River, and 13 other bridges in the project span.

Northbound traffic on I-75 will be maintained throughout the length of the rebuild, utilizing the southbound in 2017, shifting back to the new northbound lanes in 2018. Southbound commercial traffic will be detoured VIA I-96 Westbound and I-275 Southbound. An estimated 37 million vehicles use this stretch every year. The cost of the project is said to be around $165 million.