Northbound I-275 closes as second phase of road project begins

Second half of multi-million dollar project is underway

Northbound I-275 between the I-96/I-696/M-5 interchange and 5 Mile Road now is closed following the three-month construction project and closing of the southbound lanes.

Crews are beginning 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 will have to find another route.

Southbound I-275 reopened to traffic late last week. 


The detour will be eastbound I-96 to northbound M-39 (Southfield Freeway), then westbound M-10 to westbound I-696, on to westbound I-96 or northbound M-5.


Detour map for Northbound I-275 by Clickon Detroit

About the project

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.

Where to get traffic updates

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.