Stretch of I-275 expected to close in near future for repairs after storms


A stretch of I-275 is scheduled to close to traffic temporarily in the near future as crews work to repair electric and aerial facilities that were damaged during a storm earlier this month.

Initially, the area was scheduled to close between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday.

Jill M. Wilmot, a spokeswoman with DTE Energy said the area will not be closing down this weekend although the work was scheduled to take place during that period with MDOT.

No exact date has been provided as of now.

Michigan State Police said the following ramps to southbound I-275 would have been closed at that time:

  • Eastbound I-96 to southbound I-275
  • Southbound M-5 to southbound I-275
  • Westbound I-696 to southbound I-275
  • Northbound M-5 to southbound I-275

Northbound I-275 was also expected to be closed at 8 Mile Road with all northbound traffic diverted onto 8 Mile Road. Ramps (east and west) from 8 Mile Road to northbound I-275 were scheduled to be closed Saturday, too.

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