Interstate 75/475 Interchange/Widening Project

(Wednesday, September 12, 2012) - The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following update concerning construction on the Interstate 75/475 interchange & widening project.  Updates are highlighted in bold and underlined.
1. Interstate 75/475: Interchange Upgrade
Lucas County (281-10):
 Upgrade the I-75/I-475 interchange, widen I-475 from Rushland Avenue to I-75 and construct a new interchange at ProMedica Parkway.
The following work will take place September 13-16 in order to switch traffic from the inside lanes to the outside lanes on eastbound I-475:
Beginning Thursday, September 13 at 9pm, through Friday, September 14 at 6am, westbound I-475 may be reduced to one lane for barrier wall relocation. 

On Friday, September 14 at 9pm, through Sunday, September 16, eastbound I-475, between Monroe Street to I-75 will be reduced to one lane.
On Friday, September 14, at 8pm, through Sunday, September 16, the ramp from Douglas Road to eastbound I-475 will be closed.  Detour: Monroe Street; Secor Road; I-475.
On Friday, September 14 at 9pm, through Saturday, September 15 at 12:01am, the ramp from eastbound I-475 to ProMedica Parkway/Central Avenue (Exit 19) will be closed.  Detour: Secor Road; Central Avenue.

Effective Saturday, September 15 at 12:01am, the ramp from eastbound I-475 to northbound I-75 will be closed.  Detour: southbound I-75; Detroit Avenue (Exit 203B); northbound I-75.  Traffic will be maintained by law enforcement.
Traffic switch for westbound I-475 is scheduled for October and will be announced.

Through 2012, the right lane in both directions of I-475, between Monroe Street and I-75, is restricted. Additional lane restrictions are possible, overnight from 7pm to 6am, on I-475 in both directions from Rushland Avenue to I-75 and on I-75 in both directions from Detroit Avenue to Berdan Avenue.

Through 2013, the ramp from Monroe Street to eastbound I-475 is closed. Detour: Secor Road; eastbound I-475.
  • The ramp from westbound I-475 to Jackman Road is permanently closed.
  • Through 2013, the ramp from North Cove Boulevard to westbound I-475 is closed. Detour: Central Avenue; Upton Avenue; westbound I-475.
  • The ramp from Upton/Kelley Avenue to eastbound I-475 is permanently closed. Detour: Central Avenue; Jeep Parkway; I-75. The ramp from ProMedica Parkway to eastbound I-475 is scheduled to open by fall 2012.
  • Through 2013, the ramp from eastbound I-475 to Jeep Parkway is closed. Detour: northbound I-75; Berdan Avenue (Exit 205B); Jeep Parkway.
Through 2013, Upton Avenue, between Georgia Avenue and Central Avenue and Central Avenue, between Upton Avenue and Jackman Road are reduced to one lane in each direction. 
·         Through September, westbound Central Avenue, between Upton Avenue and Monroe Street is reduced to one lane. 
  • Through 2013, Sherbrooke Road, between Groveland Road and Marlow Road, is closed. Detour: Monroe Street; Douglas Road; Berdan Avenue.
  • Through 2012, Giant Street, between Upton Avenue and Bigelow Street, is closed for sewer relocation. Suggested alternate route: Jackman Road.

Project complete: Fall 2013. All work is weather permitting.