Woodward Ave to Close at Railroad Tracks in Pontiac through October

Woodward Ave to Close at Railroad Tracks in Pontiac through October

(MDOT, Aug. 31, 2018)

Pontiac, MI- HIGHWAY:
I-75 Business Loop (BL) (US-24 Business Route (BR)/Woodward Avenue)

COUNTY:
Oakland

CLOSURE START DATE:
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2018

CLOSURE END DATE:
Late October 2018

PROJECT DETAILS: 
The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $690,000 to replace the railroad crossing along the I-75 BL (US-24 BR/Woodward Avenue) between the Pontiac Loop and South Boulevard, which is in very poor condition. The project includes removing and replacing the railroad crossing, upgrading and improving the railroad signal gates, sidewalk ramp upgrades to meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, and pavement markings. This project requires closing I-75 BL for approximately two months.

Project area: https://bit.ly/2vqr6qu

TRAFFIC DETAILS:
This type of work will require closing the roadway. Traffic will be detoured via M-59, I-75, and Square Lake Road due to a project on US-24 (Telegraph Road).

Detours:
Northbound traffic will be detoured to Square Lake Road, then I-75 to M-59.
Southbound traffic will be detoured to M-59, then I-75 to Square Lake Road.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
Rebuilding and upgrading the railroad crossing will create a safer crossing with improved gate arms that will come down from each side instead of one long arm. This work will also improve warning signals and pavement markings, and feature upgraded sidewalks. This will also provide an improved driving surface over the tracks.

More info: https://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-9620_11057-476110–,00.html

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