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Detroit — It's the moment Downriver commuters have been looking forward to for nearly two years.

All southbound Interstate 75 lanes near I-96 havereopened before rush hour Friday for travel through southwest Detroit to Downriver, the Michigan Department of Transportation said.

All four northbound lanes have also reopened with no more lane closures or traffic diversions anticipated. 

As part of the project, the southbound lanes had been closed for almost two years for nearly eight miles, from Springwells in Detroit to Northline in Southgate, forcing drivers to find alternate routes to reach Downriver destinations.

In late August, MDOT officials reopened southbound I-75 from Outer Drive on the Detroit/Lincoln Park border to Sibley Road to the south.

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