Crews to begin rebuilding collapsed I-75 overpass

HAZEL PARK, MI – Crews are to begin replacing an overpass destroyed nearly three months ago in a fiery tanker crash on Interstate 75 near Detroit.

Michigan Department of Transportation spokesman Rob Morosi tells The Detroit News workers are to get started this morning.

The $11.8 million project will close one lane of the two north- and southbound service drives and cause intermittent single-lane closures on both directions of I-75.

The state will be reimbursed for 90 percent of the costs through the federal Emergency Relief Fund.

Twenty-seven-year-old Saied Haidarian Shahri of Clawson paid a $150 fine after police cited him for speeding and said he caused the July 15 crash that also involved a fuel tanker and a semi-truck.