With spring on the horizon and Metro Detroit on the move, the Michigan Department of Transportation is prepping for another big construction season – and that includes the heavily used MLK Boulevard bridge over M-10.
The MLK Boulevard bridge over M-10 will be replaced with a longer bridge to accommodate the widening of the southbound M-10 exit to Grand River Avenue. The project also includes a change in the traffic pattern of the southbound M-10 service drive between MLK Boulevard and Noble Street, closing the southbound M-10 service drive between Noble Street and Grand River Avenue, building a retaining wall, and relocating utilities. The $15 million project is expected to begin in late March and be completed in December.
The public is invited from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday to an open house-style meeting to provide an overview of a project to replace the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Boulevard bridge over M-10 (John C. Lodge). The meeting also will go over the widening the M-10 southbound exit to Grand River Avenue. Interested parties will have the opportunity to review project details, locations, detours and additional details. Officials said that all participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.
The meeting will be held at the Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy at 3550 John C. Lodge Freeway in Detroit. People schedule to attend the meeting include residents, interested stakeholders, project consultants as well as Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) staff.