The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to spend about $165 million on major repairs to I-75 between the Rouge River and Goddard Road in Brownstown Township affecting our Detroit/Melvindale facility.
The two-year project includes replacement of the concrete surface on the Rouge bridge, which has the largest concrete surface of any bridge in Michigan that has been plagued by decay-related potholes in recent years. State contractors also will replace the surface on a bridge just north of the Rouge that crosses Fort Street, while the bridges that carry I-75 over Goddard Road and a creek just north of Goddard will be completely replaced. Thirteen other bridges in between will be overhauled, and pavement repairs will be made throughout the zone.
MDOT plans to shut down southbound I-75 traffic completely during construction while maintaining northbound traffic in the southbound lanes during the project’s second year. Southbound traffic will be forced off at Springwells Street, although state officials plan to detour commercial vehicles west on I-96, several miles north of Springwells. The posted detour will go west to I-275, then south back to I-75 north of Monroe, MI. Southbound I-75 will be closed between Springwells and the Northline Road interchange near Allen Park during construction, which is scheduled to end in late 2018.
Where I-75 is concerned, the easiest access to our Shrader Tire & Oil facility on Outer Drive will likely be via Fort Street. You can also call Detroit Fleet Services for directions on how to get to our shop at: (313) 386-0451.