Northbound I-375 to close Tuesday for repair to I-75 ramp

Drivers beware: northbound 375 in downtown Detroit will be closed for about six hours Tuesday night as crews work to repair the ramp damaged by Sunday's tanker fire.

MDOT announced Tuesday that I-375 would closed from Jefferson to just pass the I-75 interchange. They'll be closing the interstate at 6:30 PM and won't reopen it until Midnight, at the earliest.

Officials with MDOT say the interstate will be open in time for the morning rush.

Crews will be on the road and breaking it up the overpass of the curve known as Stroh's Curve. A strip about 300 feet long and 15 feet wide on the I-75 ramp needs to be replaced after Sunday morning's crash and subsequent fire. 

The tanker overturned Sunday morning and spilled approximately 9,000 gallons of gasoline on the freeway. The flames and the smoke could be seen for miles around Metro Detroit. The driver of the truck was charged with careless driving Tuesday.

In a statement, MDOT says that repairs should be finished by sometime Friday, weather permitting. 
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