Use I-75 at 9 Mile? Look out!!

Local 4 Traffic blog by: Lauren Podell

The bulk of the 9 mile overpass re-construction begins tonight! MDOT teased us the past few weeks with a lane closure here and there but now it’s time to brace ourselves for freeway closures. Fortunately for you and me, they are nightly closure, but could create problems for evening drivers & early risers! 

What it looks like now...

The shutdowns this week are so crews can lay steel beams for the replacement bridge. “The fact that we’re already setting bridge beams in mid-November shows we’re serious about getting this bridge open by the end of the calendar year,” Morosi said.

So here is the complete schedule from The Michigan Department of Transportation:

TONIGHT 8PM – 5AM

  • All lanes of Southbound I-75 at 9 Mile CLOSE
  • An additional northbound lane during those hours.

WEDNESDAY 8PM – 5AM

  • All lanes of Southbound I-75 at 9 Mile CLOSE 
  • An additional northbound lane during those hours.

THURSDAY 9PM – 5AM 

  • All lanes of Northbound I-75 at 9 Mile

DETOURS:

  • Traffic is to be detoured using ramps at 9 Mile and the freeway’s service drive.
  • Drivers should consider alternates such as Woodward or John R

The tanker explosion!

The bridge reconstruction was ordered after a tanker caught fire under the 9 Mile Road bridge during a three-car collision in July. Bridge replacement work is expected to be finished in December. The I-75 freeway reconstruction is scheduled to begin in April and be completed in July 2010.

STAY TUNED TO LOCAL 4 NEWS FOR MORE UPDATES!

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