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Prepare for an interesting commute this weekend!

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) says crews will be closing about 15 miles of I-75 in both directions between Square Lake Road and 8 Mile Road to allow for bridge work as part of the ongoing “Modernize 75” project.

This all begins at 11pm on Friday, September 10th and will run through Sunday morning, September 12th where all southbound lanes of I-75 will be closed. Southbound will reopen by 8 a.m. Sunday to get ready for the Lions home opener.

On the other hand, all northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed all weekend; from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday.

MDOT will be setting the new bridge beams on the 11 Mile Road overpass and demolishing the Stephenson Highway and Bellaire pedestrian bridges over I-75.

According to Click On Detroit,  northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured west on 8 Mile Road to northbound M-1 (Woodward Avenue), then eastbound Square Lake Road back to northbound I-75. Traffic will be able to access northbound I-75 from 14 Mile Road and points north. Southbound I-75 traffic will use westbound Square Lake Road to southbound M-1, then eastbound 8 Mile Road back to southbound I-75.

Make sure to leave extra time due to detours!


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