I-75 Closures at Gordie Howe Bridge

As part of the Michigan Interchange component of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, select roadways need to be closed and reconstructed.

Bridging North America (BNA) is alerting trucking companies and travellers of upcoming roadwork in Southwest Detroit that may affect travel routes. As construction of the Michigan Interchange continues, Bridging North America will temporarily close northbound I-75, and then southbound I-75 to support the reconstruction works for Springwells, Livernois, and Clark Bridges.

DETAILS:

June 18, 2021

  • Three left lanes on northbound I-75 will close between the Springwells Street exit-ramp and Clark Street, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

June 18 – 21, 2021

  • Northbound I-75 will close between the Springwells Street exit-ramp and Clark Street.

June 25, 2021

  • Three left lanes on Southbound I-75 will close between the Clark Street exit-ramp and Springwells Street/southbound I-75 entrance-ramp, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

June 25 – 28, 2021

  • Southbound I-75 will close between the Clark Street exit-ramp and Springwells Street/southbound I-75 entrance-ramp.
  • The Vernor Highway on-ramp to southbound I-75 will close.
  • All lanes of the Ambassador Bridge on-ramp at southbound I-75 will close.

If the work for the girders’ placement is not completed during the above timeframes, additional closures will be required. BNA will notify the public in advance of the work starting.

Local-Bound Traffic Detour:

  • Northbound Traffic: Traffic will be reduced to one lane and exit at northbound I-75/Springwells Street exit ramp, continue south on Springwells Street, east on Fort Street, north on Clark Street, then rejoin northbound I-75 through Clark Street/northbound I-75 on-ramp.
  • Southbound Traffic: Traffic will be reduced to one lane and forced to exit at Clark Street southbound I-75 exit ramp, continue on southbound I-75 Service Drive, north on Clark Street, west on Vernor Highway, south on Junction Street, east on Fort Street, south on Green Street, west on Jefferson Avenue, north on Dearborn Street then rejoin southbound I-75 through Dearborn Street/southbound I-75 on-ramp.
  • Southbound Traffic Alternative Detour: Traffic will be reduced to one lane and forced to exit at Clark Street southbound I-75 exit ramp, continue on southbound I-75 Service Drive, north on Clark Street, east on Vernor Highway, south on the southbound I-75 Service Drive, south on West Grand Boulevard, west on Fort Street, south on Green Street, southwest on Jefferson Avenue, and north on Dearborn Street to the Dearborn Street on-ramp to southbound I-75.

Vernor Highway On-Ramp to Southbound I-75 Detour:

  • Vernor Highway on-ramp to southbound I-75 freeway: Southbound motorists from southbound I-75 Service Drive will be detoured to continue on southbound I-75 Service Drive, south on West Grand Boulevard, west on Fort Street, south on Green Street, west on Jefferson Avenue, north on Dearborn Street then take Dearborn Street on-ramp to southbound I-75.

Ambassador Bridge Ramp to Southbound I-75 Detour:

  • Traffic from the Ambassador Bridge to southbound I-75 will be detoured to I-96 westbound, take the exit 191 to Michigan Avenue, west on Michigan Avenue, south on the southbound I-75 Service Drive, south on West Grand Boulevard, west on Fort Street, south on Green Street, southwest on Jefferson Avenue, and north on Dearborn Street to the Dearborn Street on-ramp to southbound I-75.

Big Picture View of I-75 Service Drive Closures

From a big picture standpoint, closing the northbound Service Drive from Waterman Street to Clark Street is critical for the ramp and Service Drive reconstruction, as well as the future opening of the Livernois, Clark and Springwells bridges. The Livernois, Clark and Springwells bridges are expected to open in fall of 2021.

Long-term Service Drive closures will be in place as follows:

 Waterman Street to Dragoon Street Service Drive closure until summer of 2022.

 Dragoon Street to Clark Street Service Drive closure until winter of 2022.

For more information contact contacting 1-844-322-1773 or info@wdbridge.com.

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