I-75 to Close for Bridge Construction Starting Friday


DETROIT — Construction crews will be closing a section of I-75 between I-375 and M-10, the Lodge Freeway this weekend beginning at 9 p.m. Friday. The I-75 closure is required so crews can demolish the southbound lanes (west half) of the Woodward Avenue overpass above the freeway. The lanes are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

During the closure, northbound I-75 motorists will be directed to westbound I-96, to eastbound I-94, then back to northbound I-75. Southbound motorists will be directed to westbound I-94, to eastbound I-96, then back to southbound I-75. The ramps from northbound and southbound M-10 to southbound I-75 will be open over the entire weekend.

Beginning Oct. 27, I-75 will have three lanes open in each direction under the Woodward Avenue Bridge with traffic shifted towards the outside shoulders of the freeway. The Clifford Street entrance ramp to northbound I-75 will remain closed until all bridge work is completed in fall 2015.

The west side of the I-75 bridge at Woodward Avenue and the service drives will not be accessible to pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians will have to cross on the east side of Woodward Avenue either at Sibley or Elizabeth Street.

For more information, visit M-1RAIL.com for updates on construction and traffic.