Eastbound M-5 weekend closures begin 9 a.m. Friday at Grand River Avenue in Oakland County

Contact: Diane Cross, MDOT Office of Communications, CrossD2@Michigan.gov, 313-375-2454
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Oakland

ROADWAYS:
M-5
I-696
Grand River Avenue

WEEKEND CLOSURE START DATE:
Friday, Aug. 9, 2019
9 a.m.

WEEKEND REOPEN DATE:
Monday, Aug. 12, 2019
5 a.m.

TRAFFIC DETAILS:
Eastbound M-5 will be closed at 9 a.m. Friday from Grand River Avenue to M-102 (8 Mile Road). Then, beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, the closure will be expanded to include I-696 to M-102 (8 Mile Road) until 5 a.m. Monday for paving and bridge work.

Eastbound M-5 traffic will be detoured to eastbound I-696 to southbound US-24 (Telegraph Road). Eastbound M-5 access westbound I-96 and southbound I-275 will be maintained.

Project location: https://bit.ly/33gxgZP

PROJECT DETAILS:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $11.8 million to perform a variety of work along 10 miles of M-5 between M-102 (8 Mile Road) and 13 Mile Road. The project includes concrete repair and replacement, pavement conditioning, asphalt replacement, curb and gutter repair, concrete deck overlay, approach work, replacing half of the Drake Road bridge due to damage from high-load hits, drainage structure repairs, sign replacement, and adding a westbound sidewalk to the Grand River Avenue bridge to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
MDOT understands the impact this type of major work has on motorists and works as quickly and as safely as possible to get the job done. This work will improve safety and provide a smoother driving surface.