I-275 Construction Project Virtual Meeting

By | May 23, 2021

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will host a virtual meeting Monday regarding the upcoming I-275 construction project in Wayne County. It is a massive repair of 24 Miles of the freeway between Will Carlton Road and Six Mile and is expected to span four years. The $270 million in work will include concrete repairs and replacements, bridge repairs, sign replacements, drainage improvements, sidewalk improvements and tree replacements. MDOT will also repair part of the I-275 Metro Trail, which runs alongside the interstate.   During the project, I-275 will remain usable at all times. However, some ramps will see temporary closures. Drivers in both directions will always have access to two lanes rather than 4 which will cause significant delays especially traveling to the airport.

The meeting with be held Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 5-7 p.m and can be viewed by clicking here.

MDOT wants to hear from the public in regards to any concerns they may have regarding the project.

Anticipate a large amount of traffic on Six Mile due to the construction as well as on Sheldon as cars turn left onto Sheldon to get to M-14.


The work will happen in four phases:

  • 2021: Concrete repair between Will Carlton and Northline roads as well as culvert replacements between Northline and Five Mile roads.
  • 2022: Road rebuilding on the southbound lanes between Northline and Five Mile roads.
  • 2023: Road rebuilding on the northbound lanes between Northline Road and M-14.
  • 2024: Road rebuilding on the northbound lanes between M-14 and Five Mile Road.