(CBS DETROIT) – Crews will start preliminary work on portions of I-75 in Madison Heights this weekend as part of the I-75 Modernization project.
Beginning at 5 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, crews will close the northbound I-75 exit ramp to 11 Mile Road to start retaining wall building.READ MORE: Michigan EMS Agencies Seek $20M In State Funding To Address Staff Shortage
During this closure, northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured to 14 Mile Road. This will go on until around mid-November.
MDOT officials say crews will also close the Lincoln Avenue overpass above I-75 to relocate a sewer line ahead of the eventual bridge replacement work scheduled this year.READ MORE: Warren City Council Approves Redevelopment Of Old GM Plant
This weekend, the eastbound and westbound I-696 ramps to northbound I-75 will be closed. These ramp closures will be necessary for MDOT crews to complete the demolition of the bridge supports on the previous Dallas Avenue overpass.
The ramp closure is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. Saturday and reopen by 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16.
For more information on the I-75 Modernization project, visit here.MORE NEWS: DWSD Working To Repair Dozens Of Water Main Breaks
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