Weekend construction to impact roads, freeways across Wayne County

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ROMULUS, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation announced the demolition of the Five Mile Road bridge over I-275 will cause freeway traffic to be down to one lane in each direction.

While the majority of the west end of the demolition has already been completed, the east end of the Five Mile bridge will be worked on and require I-275 to be reduced to one northbound and one southbound lane. Additionally, I-96 and M-14 will also be impacted.

Access to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport will be available on I-94 at Merriman Road and on I-275 at Eureka Road.

The estimated timeline of closures can be read below.

Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Southbound I-75 will have one lane open from I-94 to Ecorse Road and the northbound I-275 ramp to westbound I-94 will be closed.

Friday, 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.

  • Northbound I-275 will have on lane open from Ann Arbor Road to Five Mile Road.
  • Eastbound M-14 ramp to northbound I-275 will be closed.
  • Westbound I-96 ramp to northbound I-275 will be closed.
  • Newburgh Road access to westbound I-96 will be closed.

Saturday, 4 a.m. to Monday, 5 a.m.

  • Westbound I-96 ramp to northbound I-275 will be closed
  • Eastbound M-14 ramp to northbound I-275 will be reopened.

Saturday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Southbound I-275 will have one lane open from Seven Mile Road to I-96 and M-14.
  • The southbound I-275 ramp to eastbound I-96 will be closed.
  • The eastbound and westbound Six Mile Road ramps to southbound I-275 will be closed.

See a map of all road work projects from MDOT here.


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