Major Project Will Close I-75 In Metro Detroit For Two Years
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.