I-75 and Zilwaukee Bridge Construction nearing Completion


SAGINAW COUNTY, MI – Work is nearing completion on I-75 in Saginaw County. This work is part of the ongoing I-75 and Zilwaukee Bridge project.Zilwaukee Bridge

MDOT is reconstructing 4 miles of northbound I-75 and replacing bearing pads on the northbound Zilwaukee Bridge during the 2014 construction season. Overall construction this year is expected to wrap up in early December.




All major structural lifting operations are complete on the Zilwaukee Bridge and all bearing pads have been replaced.

Remaining work includes deck sealing, replacing lighting, restoration work on the bridge, and clean-up.

Last weekend, crews replaced permanent pavement markings on southbound I-75 from the I-675 north junction to Janes Road. For the next three weeks, crews will be constructing new shoulders and barrier walls in the median within a 3,000-foot section south of the Zilwaukee Bridge. At the same time, paving is wrapping up on the travel lanes of northbound I-75.

TRAFFIC IMPACT:
– Southbound I-75 currently has two lanes open.
– The left lane will remain closed on southbound I-75 for four weeks for barrier wall construction work in the median.
– Southbound I-75 will have three lanes open once the barrier wall construction is complete.
– Northbound I-75 traffic currently is rerouted to northbound I-675 and will remain detoured for the duration of this project.
– The Adams Street ramp to southbound I-75 remains closed.
– The southbound I-75 ramp to M-13 remains closed.

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