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US-24 project: M-5 (Grand River Avenue) lane closures, 7 Mile Road closing at US-24 (Telegraph Road) for rebuilding

DETROIT, Mich. ­- Starting Thursday, Aug. 24, the US-24 (Telegraph Road)/7 Mile Road intersection in Detroit will be closed and there will be one lane open in direction at the M-5 (Grand River Avenue)/US-24 (Telegraph Road) intersection through mid-September while crews rebuild the two intersections. There will also be additional lane closures on southbound US-24 (Telegraph Road) from M-102 (8 Mile Road) to M-5 (Grand River Avenue). Drivers will want to avoid the area, if possible.  

Beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, eastbound and westbound 7 Mile Road will be closed at US-24 (Telegraph Road). All 7 Mile Road traffic will be detoured as follows:

  •          Eastbound 7 Mile Road traffic will take eastbound M-5 (Grand River Avenue) to northbound Lahser Road to get back to 7 Mile Road.
  •          Westbound 7 Mile Road traffic will take southbound Lahser Road to westbound M-5 (Grand River Avenue) to get back to 7 Mile Road.

Eastbound and westbound M-5 (Grand River Avenue) traffic may want to use alternative routes, such as M-102 (8 Mile Road), to avoid this construction and the detoured traffic from 7 Mile Road, which will also be using M-5.

Southbound US-24 (Telegraph Road) will be reduced to one lane from M-102 (8 Mile Road) to M-5 (Grand River Avenue)

Project details:

The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $54 million to rebuild 1.4 miles of US-24 (Telegraph Road) between M-5 (Grand River Avenue) to north of M-102 (8 Mile Road). This two-year project includes rebuilding US-24, improving five bridges, drainage and water main relocation work, sidewalk ramp improvements that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), sign replacements, and traffic signal and lighting relocations from the M-5 (Grand River Avenue) intersection to the M-102 (8 Mile Road) area, where a diverging diamond interchange will be built to improve efficiency and enhance safety.

Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to support 653 jobs directly and indirectly.

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