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Detroit — Progress on the multi-year Interstate 75 Rouge River project means one local lane on southbound I-75 will open by the end of the week.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is reporting Monday that a lane of southbound I-75 from I-96 to Springwells and the Springwells ramp are expected to reopen by 9 a.m. Friday.

Additional work expected to be completed by early December, depending on the weather, includes work on 11 Downriver bridges. Concrete and sewer replacement work between Clark and Springwells also is expected to be finished by end of the year or early 2019, depending on the weather.

Work already completed includes replacing all the concrete on the Rouge River bridge and reconstructing the Goddard bridges.

According to MDOT, the posted detour includes westbound I-96 to southbound I-275, then southbound I-75. Expect backups when the one local lane is reopened on southbound I-75 from I-96 to Springwells.

The southbound I-75 service drive will have two lanes open to access the Springwells entrance ramp to southbound I-75. Also, motorists on Fort Street can use Springwells Street to re-enter southbound I-75. The Schaefer Highway ramp to southbound I-75 also will be reopened.

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