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Lane closures begin next week on M-39, US-12 in Dearborn for major bridge repairs

$12M project will repair 6 bridges

Orange construction barrels in Metro Detroit. (WDIV)
Orange construction barrels in Metro Detroit. (WDIV)

DETROIT – If you use the Southfield Freeway or Michigan Avenue in Dearborn, you may be dealing with delays in your commute.

MDOT says a major bridge repair project will begin on Monday, March 2, and it will result in lane closures through the fall.

Here’s the project scope from MDOT:

PROJECT DETAILS:

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $12.7 million to repair six bridges near the M-39/US-12 interchange in Dearborn. This will include multiple lane closures on M-39 and US-12 and two full weekend closures of M-39.

The northbound and southbound M-39 service drives will have complete closures, including the southbound service drive closed for approximately two weeks and the northbound service drive for approximately three weeks.

M-39 (Southfield Freeway):

  • Beginning Monday at 9 a.m., northbound and southbound M-39 will be reduced to one lane under US-12 through the fall.
  • Beginning Tuesday at 9 a.m., the southbound M-39 service drive will be closed from US-12 to Rotunda Drive for approximately two weeks, then will reopen to one lane through the fall.
  • Beginning Tuesday at 9 a.m., the northbound M-39 service drive will be reduced to one lane. At some point in April, the northbound M-39 service drive will close for approximately three weeks and will reopen to one lane. During that closure, the northbound M-39 ramp to US-12 will also be closed. The closure date will be announced at a later date.

US-12 (Michigan Avenue):

Beginning Monday at 9 a.m., eastbound and westbound US-12 over M-39 will have one lane closed in each direction to build crossovers in the median. In mid-March, bridge work will begin by reducing eastbound and westbound traffic from four lanes to two lanes and shifting this traffic onto one of the bridges while the other is repaired.

Major bridge repair project in Dearborn.
Major bridge repair project in Dearborn.

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