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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Middle Belt Road at Schoolcraft Water Main Project Continues

Road Closed Sign

UPDATE:  All lanes of Middle Belt Road are open except for the right turn lane on the southbound side. On Schoolcraft, there is one lane open west of Middle Belt that allows drivers to access the freeway onramp and the crossover bridge. The offramp and crossover bridge east of Middle Belt is also open. Drivers are able to access the businesses on the north side of Schoolcraft from the various bridges over the freeway from eastbound Schoolcraft.

Southbound Middle Belt Road is closed north of the westbound Schoolcraft intersection for a water main project. Southbound traffic will be able to access all the businesses along that stretch of Middle Belt Road but will not be able to get to the intersection or freeway. Northbound traffic will not be affected.

In addition to the Middle Belt Road closure, westbound Schoolcraft will be closed from Racetrack Drive to the I-96 off-ramp. Businesses along westbound Schoolcraft from Cardwell to Racetrack Drive will need to take the Racetrack Drive bridge to eastbound Schoolcraft and detour to Inkster Road. The on-ramp to westbound I-96 will remain open for this phase but will close once the restoration phase begins in four or five weeks.

The Henry Ford Medical Facility (east of Middle Belt), ALDI and Chipotle will not have access to their properties from Schoolcraft. Visitors will need to use the private roadway to the north of Schoolcraft to access them. The wireless phone store west of Middle Belt will need to use the Bob Evans parking lot to access their property.

The closure is projected to last approximately four to five weeks to replace the 48” water main and repair a large sanitary sewer in the intersection. The goal is to have this area completely restored to final concrete when it is re-opened.

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