US-24 (Telegraph Road) bridge project begins north of I-96; southbound lanes closed for three weeks in early August

Contact: Diane Cross, MDOT Office of Communications, 248-752-0336
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Wayne

ROADWAY:
US-24 (Telegraph Road)

CLOSEST CITY:
Redford Township

START DATE:
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

END DATE:
Fall 2019

PROJECT DETAILS:
The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $1.8 million to perform bridge repairs on US-24 (Telegraph Road) over the Tarabusi Creek between I-96 and Five Mile Road/Fenkell Avenue. Work includes removing and replacing support beams, patching the driving surface, and other repairs.  

Project map: https://bit.ly/2WTwHW1

TRAFFIC DETAILS:
This work will be performed in multiple phases. Initially, the left two lanes of northbound US-24 are close between I-96 and 5 Mile Road/Fenkell Avenue, leaving only two lanes open until late July. Northbound US-24 will have all lanes closed on weekends through mid/late July.  Southbound US-24 will have occasional single-lane closures during off-peak hours.

The northbound US-24 detour will be eastbound I-96 to northbound M-39, then westbound M-102 (8 Mile Road) to US-24.

In early August, southbound US-24 will remain closed for approximately three weeks, once all northbound lanes are open.

The southbound US-24 detour will be eastbound M-102 (8 Mile Road) to southbound M-39, then westbound I-96 to US-24.

SAFETY BENEFIT:
This work will extend the life of the bridge, improve the safety of the roadway and ensure long-term use.