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Southbound I-275 opening as northbound I-275 prepares to close

The second half of the multi-million dollar project is underway

DETROIT – Southbound I-275 between the I-96/I-696/M-5 interchange and 5 mile is opening this weekend after closing for a three-month construction project.

Entrances to the southbound lanes started opening Friday afternoon starting with the 8 Mile Road, 7 Mile Road and 6 Mile Road on-ramps, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. 

Northbound I-275 will close on Tuesday at approximately 10 a.m., as crews begin the second half of the multi-million dollar highway repair project.

Traffic on northbound I-275 at the I-96/M-14 interchanged will be forced off and travelers are asked to find another route.

Both southbound and northbound lanes will remain open through the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The $75 million dollar project will replace 88 miles of concrete pavement on I-275 from north of Five Mile Road to the I-96/I-696/M-5 interchange.

In addition to repairs on the main highway roads, the project will also include shoulder work on I-275, concrete repairs on I-696, and repairs on all ramps and 16 bridges.

The project will also focus on drainage improvements and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) work.

Detour routes and up to date information on the project can be found on the I-275 website.

You can also find live traffic information on the Mi Drive website and app or the ClickOnDetroit  traffic map.