Lodge Freeway Project Will Begin

Staff | September 28, 2010

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced that in February, the Lodge Freeway will be closed between M-102 (Eight Mile Road) and the Davison Freeway (M-8). In April, this full closure will be extended from Lahser Road to the Davison Freeway.

MDOT will reconstruct/rehabilitate 14 miles of pavement, repair/replace 50 bridges, upgrade utilities, and replace freeway signs on M-10 between Lahser Road in Southfield, and Jefferson Avenue in Detroit. The $140-million project is expected to be completed in November.

MDOT said that full closure is being implemented so that the work can be completed in one season. Otherwise, it would take two or more years to complete, with only one lane open in each direction. Maintaining two lanes of traffic in each direction would double the cost of the project.