M-39 closing near I-96 for weekend demolition of pedestrian bridges

Contact: Diane Cross, MDOT Office of Communications
248-483-5127
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Wayne

HIGHWAYS:
M-39 (Southfield Freeway)
I-96 (Jeffries Freeway)                      

CLOSEST CITY:
Detroit

START DATE:
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
9 p.m.

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
5 a.m.

PROJECT DETAILS:
This weekend, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close M-39 and its service drives to safely demolish the Glendale Street and Tournier Street pedestrian bridges between I-96 and M-5 (Grand River Avenue). They are no longer used and have been closed for safety reasons. Their removal is part of a larger project to remove and replace five pedestrian bridges in Detroit.

Project map: https://goo.gl/WWLuqT

TRAFFIC IMPACT:
The M-39 freeway and service drives will be closed between I-96 and M-102 (8 Mile Road).

Detours:
Northbound M-39: Westbound I-96 to northbound US-24 (Telegraph Road), then eastbound M-102 to northbound M-39.

Southbound M-39: Westbound M-102 to southbound US-24, then eastbound I-96 to southbound M-39.

The work is expected to be completed and the roads reopened by rush hour Monday morning.