Stretch of Lodge Freeway in Detroit to close for wall repair
Updated On: Jun 05 2013 04:07:20 AM EDT
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be repairing the northbound M-10 (Lodge Freeway) retaining wall at Schaefer Highway in Detroit beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
The project involves strengthening the foundational support of the wall to ensure safety for motorists on the freeway below.
The northbound Lodge Freeway service drive will close at Schaefer Highway beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
During summer 2012, a section of the northbound retaining wall, just north of Schaefer Highway, was noticeably tilting toward the freeway. Crews installed seven tilt sensors to confirm the visual findings.
Over the following 10 months, the sensors detected an additional tilt of up to one-half inch, prompting the need for immediate repair.
While the wall is being repaired, one lane of northbound M-10 may be closed at times at the Schaefer Highway overpass.
For the excavation on the service drive, the northbound M-10 freeway will be closed this weekend from M-8 (Davison Freeway) to Seven Mile Road. A detour will be posted.