By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB
Posted Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Get ready to see the orange construction barrels on I-275 soon.
Construction on I-275 in western Wayne County is expected to get started in late June/early July.
MDOT announced in February plans to repair and rebuild 24 miles of I-275 in Wayne County in six phases over three years.
The massive I-275 construction project will span from Will Carleton Road in Huron Township north to 6 Mile Road, and will affect commuters who use both directions of the freeway.
The project includes ten miles of concrete pavement repairs, 14 miles of rebuilding concrete pavement, asphalt resurfacing of four interchanges, and rebuilding concrete pavement of parts or all of six interchanges.
MDOT said the project also includes improving 65 bridges and a retaining wall, drainage improvements, sign replacements, traffic signal modernizations, intelligent transportation system (ITS) improvements, sidewalk improvements that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and tree replacements.
Additionally, a segment of the Metro Trail will be rebuilt to replace an adjacent retaining wall.