As July 4th approaches and COVID 19 pandemic restrictions are eased, many area residents are planning family gatherings and celebrations which may involve local travel.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), however, also has plans for the area and the two may not be compatible. The state will begin the much publicized and long-scheduled major reconstruction of Interstate 275 beginning in July. The roadwork will continue, according to state officials, for four years and cost an estimated $257 million.
The 24-mile reconstruction will include all lanes of the interstate located in Plymouth, Canton Township and Northville, along with Livonia. Construction is planned from Will Carlton Road to Six Mile Road, according to state officials and will begin next month between Will Carlton and Northville roads.