Southbound US-24 (Telegraph Road) closed from 5 Mile Road/Fenkell Avenue to I-96 for three weeks starting Friday

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

COUNTY:
Wayne

ROADWAY:
US-24 (Telegraph Road)

CLOSEST COMMUNITIES:
Redford Township
City of Detroit

SOUTHBOUND CLOSURE DATE:
Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

SOUTHBOUND REOPEN DATE:
Week of Oct. 7, 2019

OVERALL PROJECT END DATE:
Fall 2019

TRAFFIC DETAILS:
Southbound US-24 (Telegraph Road) will be closed from 5 Mile Road/Fenkell Avenue to I-96 in Wayne County for approximately three weeks for bridge repair over the Tarabusi Creek, north of I-96.

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

A left-lane closure will continue on northbound US-24 north of I-96 and is expected to reopen the week of October 7, 2019.

Project map

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. 

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