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Plan Your Detour: Grand River Avenue/M-5 Spring 2019 Construction

By Staff, 04/11/19, 6:45PM EDT


Suburban Ice Farmington Hills Customers: Please be aware of an upcoming MDOT construction project that may impact your travel to and from our rink, starting on Monday, April 15th.  Planned construction will be completely closing the Grand River Avenue Bridge over M-5 through July, along with other weekend closures planned for the M-5 freeway. Please read the information detailed below to find the best alternate routes to get you to our rink during this timeframe.

Grand River Avenue/M-5 Spring 2019 Construction Project   

START DATE:  Monday, April 15, 2019

PROJECT END DATE:  Late Fall 2019

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $11.8 million to perform a variety of
work along 10 miles of M-5 between Grand River Avenue and I-275, including resurfacing the Grand River Avenue bridge, which will require closing the bridge.

The project includes concrete repair and replacement, pavement conditioning, asphalt replacement, curb and gutter repair, concrete deck overlay, approach work, replacing half of the Drake Road bridge due to damage from high-load hits, drainage structure repairs, sign replacement, and adding a westbound sidewalk to the Grand River Avenue bridge to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

Project map:

EB/WB Grand River Ave: Bridge Total Closure

EB/WB Grand River Ave (10 Mile Rd) at M-5 closed for construction

Starts On: 04/15/2019, 9:00 AM

Ends On: 07/03/2019, 3:00 PM


  • Westbound Grand River Avenue traffic will be detoured to northbound Halsted Road, then westbound Hills Tech Drive to southbound Haggerty Road.
  • Eastbound Grand River Avenue traffic will be detoured to southbound Halsted Road, then eastbound 9 Mile Road to northbound Farmington Road.

M-5 Weekend Closures (Ongoing): 

The work on M-5 requires weekend closures for bridge work, pavement conditioning, and asphalt resurfacing. Eastbound M-5 will be closed during six weekends from Grand River Avenue to Middle Belt Road, while westbound M-5 will be closed during five weekends from Middle Belt Road to Grand River Avenue.


  • Westbound M-5 traffic will be detoured to westbound M-102 (8 Mile Road), then northbound I-275. 
  • Eastbound M-5 traffic will be detoured to eastbound I-696, then southbound US-24 (Telegraph Road) to M-102.