(CBS DETROIT) – Crews will start preliminary work on portions of I-75 in Madison Heights this weekend as part of the I-75 Modernization project.
Beginning at 5 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, crews will close the northbound I-75 exit ramp to 11 Mile Road to start retaining wall building.READ MORE: Michigan Humane Rescues Kitten From Drain Pipe In Detroit
During this closure, northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured to 14 Mile Road. This will go on until around mid-November.
MDOT officials say crews will also close the Lincoln Avenue overpass above I-75 to relocate a sewer line ahead of the eventual bridge replacement work scheduled this year.READ MORE: Walled Lake Marijuana Dispensary Offering Free Joint To Blood, Plasma Donors
This weekend, the eastbound and westbound I-696 ramps to northbound I-75 will be closed. These ramp closures will be necessary for MDOT crews to complete the demolition of the bridge supports on the previous Dallas Avenue overpass.
The ramp closure is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. Saturday and reopen by 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16.
For more information on the I-75 Modernization project, visit here.MORE NEWS: Donating Blood? Red Cross Offering Chance To Win Super Bowl Tickets
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