Gallery 8: I-75 Construction  [page 3]

Looking west along Fort St. (unsigned M-85) in Detroit.  At the light in the distance Fort St. makes a left turn and heads south towards its interchange with I-75.

Railroad bridge on Fort St. (unsigned M-85) heading south.  The bridge is in a sorry state of disrepair is now slated for reconstruction as part of the MDOT 5 year plan.

Looking north on Fort St. at the then recent northern terminus of M-85.  Note that the northbound I-75 bridge has been demolished pending reconstruction.

 

Close up of the bridge piers from the southbound lanes of Fort St. (unsigned M-85).

Heading south on I-75 back through the construction zone.

Temporary signage for the M-39/southfield Rd. exit.

The remnants of the northbound I-75 bridge over M-39/southfield Rd.

An alternate view of the same.  Note the additional pier added in preparation for the new bridge.  Although additional lanes were not added to I-75 during this project, the existing shoulders were not Interstate standard, so the overpasses were widened to accommodate full shoulders.

The following photos were taken on 8-21-2002 and show the nearly complete northbound pavement.

New BGS's erected on the rebuilt London Rd. overpass.

Approaching the Champaign Rd. overpass, currently under construction.

At the Cicotte Rd. overpass.  Note the freshly painted concrete over the northbound lanes.

At the M-85/Fort St./Schaefer Hwy. exit.

Links

MDOT - The Michigan Department of Transportation

Michigan Highways by Christopher Bessert

Michigan Road Photos by Dan Garnell

Michigan Highway Ends by Dan Garnell

County Road Signs of Michigan by Sean Lyons

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