Department of Transportation is considering shutting down a trucks-only
lane on I-75 to the Ambassador Bridge because of a rash of accidents
there, including one fatality involving a motorcyclist. The recent
accidents reportedly have not been caused by trucks.
accident claimed the life of a motorcyclist who was nearly decapitated
after driving around barrels into a closed lane and crashing into
a cable used to suspend workers doing joint work underneath the
has been designated trucks-only, but police reportedly have been
unable to enforce the restriction so passenger vehicles routinely
use the route.
began a five-month road and bridge repair project earlier this
month on a portion of northbound I-75 near Detroit, shutting down
all northbound lanes except for one lane designated for trucks
to help minimize delays and keeping most rigs off the smaller
detour highways. MDOT has yet to make a decision on closing the
road for safety reasons.