I-75 and Janes Road bridge work under way

Contact: Anita Richardson, MDOT Office of Communications,
989-754-0878, ext. 227
Agency: Transportation


COUNTY: Saginaw


CLOSEST CITY: Buena Vista Township

STARTING DATE: Monday, Oct. 1, 2012


PROJECT: I-75 road repair work along 4 miles on I-75 from Janes Road to just past the I-675 north junction and a complete bridge replacement on Janes Road over I-75. This project is weather-dependent.

Roadwork includes constructing median crossovers for maintaining traffic, temporary widening, and bridge approach work.

Bridge work includes complete removal and replacement, drainage safety and ramp improvements, joint sealing, painting, repairs beneath the bridge, and surface coating.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: Daytime single-lane and nighttime double-lane closures will be in effect on I-75.

During Janes Road bridge removal, northbound I-75 will be closed at the I-675 south junction from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Oct. 1 and 2, with traffic rerouted to northbound I-675.

The southbound I-675 ramp to southbound I-75 will be closed from Oct. 2 to Oct. 4 while the west pier of the bridge is removed. Motorists traveling southbound on I-675 will be rerouted to northbound I-75, where they will take the M-81 exit to southbound I-75.

Short-duration nighttime lane closures will be in effect on northbound and southbound I-75 while crews are setting bridge beams. MDOT will announce these closures as they are scheduled.

Janes Road will be closed with traffic detoured.

Motorists traveling on Janes Road will be rerouted to Outer Drive, where they will take Wadsworth Avenue to Towerline Road.

CUSTOMER BENEFIT: This $29 million project will increase safety by improving the overall condition of the road and bridge.

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