ODOT gives update I-475 project

Progress on the new Dorr Street corridor between Holland-Sylvania and McCord road is reaching a tangible milestone.

In December, westbound Dorr Street between Holland-Sylvania and McCord was closed to safely begin waterline and sewer work, mitigate utility delays, and reduce congestion due to flagging operations. Then in late March, the westbound Dorr Street closure was extended to include the McCord Road intersection, and northbound McCord Road was closed approximately 2,000 feet north and south of the intersection.

On Monday, June 29, traffic will be switching. Westbound Dorr Street will reopen and eastbound Dorr Street will be closed from Holland-Sylvania Road to approximately 2,000 feet west of McCord Road. Additionally, northbound McCord Road will reopen and southbound McCord Road will be closed approximately 2,000 feet north and south of the Dorr Street intersection.

On Monday, there will be intermittent closures along Dorr Street for the traffic pattern shift. It is recommended that through traffic use the detour of Holland-Sylvania Road to Bancroft Street to King Road. Locals will be able to get to/from their homes during these intermittent closures.

This new traffic pattern, expected to last through October, will allow crews to remove old pavement, work on underdrains, and widen and pave the new roadway. Drivers will be on new pavement east and west of I-475, including the partially built new roundabout between McCord Road and I-475, but will be on old pavement under I-475 where the new double roundabout needs to be built.

I-475 will remain two, 11’ lanes in each direction, with the exception of overnight hours.

The $45.2 million project includes:

– Widening I-475 from Central Avenue to Airport Highway

– Constructing new I-475 bridges over Hill Avenue and Dorr Street

– Adding a roundabout interchange at Dorr Street

– Constructing roundabout at Dorr Street and McCord Road

The project being constructed by Miller Brothers Construction is expected to be complete in November 2021.