Southbound I-75 to close this weekend in Downtown Detroit

SB I-75 weekend closure (MDOT)

DETROIT – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is advising drivers of a significant weekend closure in Downtown Detroit.

Repair work on the John R Street bridge requires closing southbound I-75 from I-375 to M-10 from 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15.

There will be no southbound I-75 access to Grand River Ave. during this closure.

According to MDOT, the freeway-to-freeway detour is southbound I-75 to westbound I-94, then eastbound I-96 to southbound I-75.

Additional alternate routes for southbound I-75 drivers heading to downtown Detroit include:

  • Southbound I-75 to Madison Street.
  • Southbound I-75 to southbound I-375, then Lafayette Street/Monroe Street.
  • Southbound I-75 to westbound Mack Avenue, then southbound M-1 (Woodward Avenue).
  • Southbound I-75 to westbound M-8 (Davison Freeway), then southbound M-10 to Grand River Avenue.


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