MDOT: “Expect major delays during the next two to three weeks.”
Posted by The Huron Hub | Nov. 22, 2022
The I-275 project is beginning preparations to switch traffic onto the newly built lanes of southbound I-275 from 6 Mile Road to Eureka Road.
Crews will be working on 20 entrance/exit ramps and move barrier wall along 14 miles of the work zone.
The work is weather dependent.
Expect major delays during the next two to three weeks.
Scope of the work:
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23
The southbound I-275 ramp to eastbound I-96 will be closed to allow crews to safely remove the concrete barrier wall at the ramp and remove and add pavement markings. Detours: take the Ann Arbor Road ramp, then go north on I-275 to eastbound I-96 or take westbound M-14 to Sheldon Road to reach eastbound M-14/I-96.
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29
Southbound I-275 will be open but all entrance and exit ramps between 6 Mile Road and Eureka Road will be closed for two to three hours at a time, with the potential of multiple ramps closed at the same time. Drivers will need to plan extra time or take alternative routes. This includes work at I-96/M-14 and I-94.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30
Southbound I-275 will have one lane open from 6 Mile Road to Eureka Road while crews shift traffic onto the newly rebuilt lanes. All entrance ramps onto southbound I-275 will have closures for approximately an hour at a time. Michigan State Police will be assisting with these closures. Expect major delays.
5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 – mid-December
Southbound I-275 will have one lane open from 5 Mile Road to Eureka Road and access at all ramps. Expect delays on I-275.
6:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 – mid-December
Northbound I-275 will have one lane open from Eureka Road to I-96/M-14 and access at all ramps.
Having one lane open in each direction will allow crews to move approximately 4,000 concrete barrier sections from one side of the road onto the new concrete to accommodate shared traffic.
Mid-December – Spring 2023
Northbound and southbound I-275 will have two lanes open in each direction on the newly built side with access at all ramps.