Northbound I-275 closes for second half of project

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

As commuters rejoice the early reopening of southbound Interstate 275, those heading northbound are being met with detours as crews close that stretch of freeway Tuesday until mid-September for road repairs.

The closure, which started at 10 a.m., affects northbound I-275 from Five Mile to the I-96/I-696/M-5 interchange, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Northbound traffic is being diverted from I-275 at the I-96/M-14 interchange.

The suggested detour is eastbound I-96 to northbound M-39, to westbound M-10 to westbound I-696, then on to westbound I-96 or northbound M-5.

The work is part of a $75 million project to replace 88 lane miles of concrete pavement on the freeway, “mile” road ramps and at the I-96/I-696/M-5 interchange. The project also includes shoulder work, concrete repairs and drainage improvements.

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