Wayne County Commissioner Raymond Basham (D-Taylor) will hold a meeting Tuesday, May 16, to provide the public with updates on the Detroit/Downriver I-75 construction project. The meeting is set for 6-8 p.m. at the Flat Rock Community Center, 1 Maguire Street in Flat Rock.

Representatives from the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Wayne County Department of Public Service will provide updates, including information on the project's progress, suggested detours and steps being taken to alleviate traffic concerns. They will also answer questions from the public on the construction project, which began earlier this and is expected to last into 2018.

The $165 million project will remove and replace the concrete surface along the I-75 bridge over the Rouge River.

As part of the project, MDOT southbound I-75 traffic is being detoured for two years around an eight-mile stretch between Springwells in Detroit and Northline Road in Southgate.

Northbound traffic is continuing this year on existing lanes and will continue in 2018 on what will become the new southbound lanes, while current northbound lanes are rebuilt.

"This project not only affects I-75 but also many county roads as well. That is why we're holding this meeting," Basham said. "This is a massive project and it affects thousands of people on a daily basis. This meeting will provide a great opportunity for residents to find out what is being done to make their drives a bit easier."

Basham represents with 14th District, which includes Flat Rock, Rockwood, Taylor, Woodhaven and Brownstown Township.

Additional meeting information is available by calling Commissioner Basham's office at (313) 224-0876 or by sending an email to