I-75 traffic shifts to southbound lanes for 12 miles Downriver

Photos courtesy of the Michigan Department of Transportation Construction workers install expanded polystyrene blocks on I-75 north of Goddard Road.

Photos courtesy of the Michigan Department of Transportation
Construction workers install expanded polystyrene blocks on I-75 north of Goddard Road.

By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers

DOWNRIVER – A traffic shift began June 1 on I-75 Downriver, with northbound drivers using the southbound lanes, meaning that for 12 miles, from Goddard to Schaefer, entrance ramps are not available.

Sibley will be the last entry point when driving north on I-75 until the Livernois exit in Detroit. The Eureka, Allen, Northline, Dix, Southfield, Outer Drive, Schaefer and Springwells entry ramps will all be closed. Two lanes will be open to northbound drivers.

Northline will have the last exit ramp from northbound I-75 until Livernois in Detroit.

The northbound I-75 ramp from Telegraph will be closed to remove concrete decking from the bridge that passes over the  entrance ramp. However, the southbound Telegraph to southbound I-75 ramp remains open.

Drivers accustomed to accessing southbound I-75 at Eureka and Northline should use the Sibley entrance ramp to go south on the freeway.

Drivers on Allen, Northline and Eureka traveling under I-75 will have a single lane closure until October.

For updates, go to the Michigan Department of Transportion project page, 75RougeRiver.com.

(Sue Suchyta can be reached at sue.suchyta@yahoo.com.)

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