DETROIT, MI – The Michigan Department of Transportation has opened southbound I-275 between 5 Mile and the I-96/I-696/M-5 interchange.
There are a few minor lane/ramp closures but the freeway is open.
The southbound and northbound lanes will remain open through the holiday weekend.
Assuming there are no issues with southbound reopening, northbound is expected to close Tuesday after the morning rush hour. Approximately 10 a.m. crews will begin to place barrels, barriers, and signs in place for the northbound closure. Traffic will be diverted off northbound I-275 at the I-96/M-14 interchange.
The detour will be eastbound I-96 to northbound M-39 (Southfield Freeway), then westbound M-10 to westbound I-696, on to westbound I-96 or northbound M-5.
This $75 million investment is replacing 88 lanes miles of concrete pavement on I-275 from north of Five Mile Road to the I-96/I-696/M-5 interchange, including all the ramps on “Mile” roads and at the I-96/I-696/M-5 interchange. The project also includes shoulder work on I-275, concrete repairs on I-696, repairs on 16 bridges, drainage improvements, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) work.
The detour route and detailed information on the project can be found on the I-275 project website: www.revive275.com. Up-to-date closure information will be available on the Mi Drive website and app: www.michigan.gov/drive.