I had to do a double take when I saw the news that the state of Michigan is shutting down a major interstate artery for two years. The effected section is I-75 between Detroit and Downriver and the price tag is approximately $200 million.
According to MDOT they will be improving three large bridges, 13 smaller bridges and repairing the road surface along I-75. This work includes replacing Rouge River Bridge deck on I-75 (the largest bridge in Michigan) and the I-75 bridge over Fort Street. Removing the obsolete I-75 bridge over Goddard Road and constructing two smaller bridges. Repairing 13 bridges with proposed work varying from patching to deck replacement and widening. Adding an intelligent transportation system (ITS) and repairing I-75 pavement from Goddard Road to the Rouge River.
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