I-75 closed this weekend for M-1 Rail construction

mi constructionM-1 RAIL and the Michigan Department of Transportation have started construction on I-75 (Fisher Freeway) in Detroit, between I-75 (Chrysler Freeway) and M-10 (Lodge Freeway).

The lanes are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17. Closing this section of I-75 is necessary to allow crews to demolish the east half (northbound lanes) of the Woodward Avenue freeway overpass as part of the M-1 RAIL project.

Northbound I-75 will be closed at the I-75/M-10 (Lodge Freeway)/Rosa Parks Boulevard shared ramp. The exit ramps from northbound I-75 to Clark and Livernois avenues will remain open but the entrance ramps will be closed.

In addition, the eastbound I-96 and M-10 (Lodge Freeway) ramps to northbound I-75 will be closed.  During the closure, northbound I-75 motorists will be detoured via westbound I-96 and eastbound I-94 to get back to northbound I-75.  One lane of traffic will remain open from northbound I-75 to M-10 for local traffic.

Southbound motorists will be detoured via westbound I-94 to eastbound I-96 to get back to southbound I-75.  The ramp from northbound I-375 and southbound M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) will be closed.  The northbound and southbound M-10 ramps to southbound I-75 will be open.

Alternate Downtown Routes

  • If traveling to downtown Detroit from the north, continue south on I-75  to I-375 to access Jefferson Avenue.
  • From the south, use northbound I-75 to I-96 to eastbound I-94 to southbound M-10.
  • From the east use westbound I-94 to southbound M-10.
  • From the west use eastbound I-94 to southbound M-10.

About M-1 RAIL 

M-1 RAIL is the non-profit organization leading the design, construction and future operation of a 3.3-mile (6.6 miles round-trip) modern streetcar along Woodward Avenue between Larned Street and West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. An unprecedented public-private partnership and considered by many a model for similar efforts across the country, the M-1 RAIL Streetcar project is the first major transit project led and funded by private businesses and philanthropic organizations, in partnership with local, state and federal governments.

Visit www.M-1RAIL.com for more information.

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