I-75 Rouge River project: Southbound I-75 closure moving to Livernois Road

Contact: Diane Cross, MDOT Office of Communications, CrossD2@michigan.gov
248-483-5127
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Wayne

TRAFFIC SHIFT START DATE:
Saturday, June 30, 2018
7 a.m.

TRAFFIC SHIFT END DATE:
Mid-August 2018

OVERALL PROJECT END DATE:
November 2018

PROJECT DETAILS:
Southbound I-75 is closed from I-96 to the US-24 (Telegraph Road) connector for the I-75 River Rouge Bridge project from southwest Detroit to Brownstown Township. Currently, one lane is open for local traffic from south of I-96 to Springwells Street.

Beginning Saturday, that one lane of local traffic will be forced to exit southbound I-75 at Livernois Road. Local traffic will be able to go southbound on the service drive to southbound M-85 (Fort Street) or take eastbound Livernois Road to southbound Fort Street.

SAFETY BENEFIT:
Diverting traffic from this area will provide the safest work zone for drivers and workers.

Project map: https://bit.ly/2yQ5nwl

BACKGROUND:
The road construction work taking place on this area of I-75 is part of the overall "75Rouge: Detroit-Downriver Connection" project, a $220 million bridge project that involves removing and replacing concrete (equivalent to approximately 24 football fields of concrete) on the Rouge River Bridge, the largest bridge in Michigan in both length and width. Work also includes removing and rebuilding the Goddard Road bridges and repairs on 11 other Downriver bridges.

Drivers are advised that there are local county projects affecting the intersection of Dix-Toledo, Allen, and Pennsylvania roads near the Dix-Toledo Road ramp leading to southbound I-75. Heavy traffic and long delays should be expected, and drivers are strongly advised to use M-85 (Fort Street) as a detour route.

Go to www.75RougeRiver.com for additional project details, construction, schedules, lane closures, etc.