Traffic Alert: I-75 Closed For Bridge Demo In Detroit This Weekend

WWJ News
December 06, 2019 - 5:55 pm
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(WWJ) A complete closure of I-75 in Southwest Detroit could jam up your travel plans this weekend. 

Starting late Friday night, the Michigan Department of Transportation says I-75 will temporarily close in both directions for a weekend demolition of three bridges:  Springwells, Livernois and Clark. 

It's part of the prep as crews begin work on the Michigan interchange for the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project.

MDOT says both north and southbound I-75 will be closed from Springwells to Clark, beginning at 11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6. Lane closures will begin at 7 p.m., with the stretch of freeway completely closed to traffic by by 11 p.m. 

In addition, the southbound Ambassador Bridge ramp to the southbound I-75 will be closed during this time. 

Both the freeway and the ramp are expected to reopened by 5 a.m. Monday. 

Detour information: 

  • Local traffic can to exit northbound I-75 at Springwells and enter northbound I-75 at Clark. Southbound I-75 traffic can exit at Clark and enter southbound I-75 at Springwells.
  • West Fisher Service Drives between Springwells and Clark, on both sides of the interstate, will remain open.
  • Traffic traveling toward Detroit from Toledo on I-75 will be directed to I-275 north to Interstate 96, then I-96 east to reconnect with northbound I-75.
  • Traffic traveling to Toledo from Auburn Hills on I-75 will be directed to take I-96 west to Interstate 275, then I-275 south in order to reconnect with southbound I-75.
  • Traffic exiting the Ambassador Bridge toll plaza and traveling to Toledo will be directed to take I-96 west to I-275 south in order to connect with southbound I-75.

But that's not all. Here is some additional I-75 work drivers should be aware of this weekend. (All information is from MDOT)

  • Oakland - SB 75, 696 to 7 Mile, left lane closed intermittently, Fri-Sat 9am-Sat 3pm.
  • Wayne – EB/WB Clark CLOSED over 75 for demolition, Fri 11pm.
  • Wayne - NB I-75 ramp to Clark, ramp closed, Fri 7pm-Mon 5am.
  • Wayne - EB/WB Clark Street ramp to SB 75, ramp closed, Fri 7pm-Mon 5am.
  • Wayne – Livernois CLOSED over 75 for demolition, Fri 11pm.
  • Wayne - EB/WB Porter ramp to SB I-75, ramp closed, Fri 11pm-Mon 5am.
  • Wayne - NB/SB 75 ramps to Livernois/Dragoon, ramp closed, Fri 7pm-Mon 5am.
  • Wayne - EB/WB Dragoon/Livernois ramp to NB/SB 75, ramp closed, Fri 7pm-Mon 5am.
  • Wayne - SB 75 ramp to Springwells , ramp closed, Fri 7pm-Mon 5am.
  • Wayne - NB/SB Springwells ramp to NB 75, ramp closed, Fri 7pm-Mon 5am.
  • Wayne - SB 75, 94 to Warren, 1 LANE OPEN, moving 2 right lanes closed, Sat-Sun 9am-1pm

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