Detroit — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) selected WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to design the reconstruction of a segment of the I-75 Freeway in Monroe County, Michigan. The I-75 Freeway is designated as a “Corridor of Highest Significance” in MDOT’s long-range transportation plan and will play a key role in Michigan’s future economic health and competitiveness.

The reconstruction covers approximately five miles of mainline I-75 through Monroe County, between Eric Road and Otter Creek Road. Project elements include rehabilitation of bridges; reconstruction of the roadway and ramps along the corridor; utility relocation; and upgrades to signage, guardrails, median barriers, lighting, and pavement markings within the corridor. The project also includes upgrading drainage facilities, wetland mitigation, and permitting with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will also prepare design plans for the reconstruction of weigh station plazas on northbound and southbound I-75. This work includes reconstruction of the ramps, scales, parking and inspection areas and associated sidewalks and lighting.

Construction on the project is scheduled to begin in late 2016 with completion slated for fall 2018.