M-85 (Fort Street) bridge to be closed over Rouge River Oct. 20-22 in southwest Detroit for inspection

Contact: Diane Cross, MDOT Office of Communications, 313-375-2454
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Wayne

CITY:
Detroit

ROADWAY:
M-85 (Fort Street)

CLOSURE START DATE:
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021
9 a.m.

REOPEN DATE:
Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
3 p.m.

CLOSURE DETAILS:
A detailed inspection is required of the M-85 (Fort Street) bridge, which recently had an issue that kept it in the upright position for a couple of days. This intensive inspection requires the bridge to be closed over the Rouge River for approximately three days.

During this inspection, M-85 (Fort Street) will be closed between Oakwood Boulevard and Miller Road. Currently, M-85 is closed between Miller Road and Woodmere Road for a road upheaval situation on Dearborn Street at M-85, which is being addressed by the City of Detroit and utility companies.

Miller Road is available for local access/local traffic only between Dix Avenue and Fort Street. 

Drivers are encouraged to plan an alternate route before approaching this area.