Project Introduction

Aerial photo of a diverging diamond interchange

The diverging diamond interchange (DDI) design will modernize the Big Beaver and 14 Mile Road interchanges and improve both vehicle and pedestrian safety.

Photo of bridge reconstruction

Accelerated project construction will get Michigan moving smarter, safer, sooner.

Aerial photo of Square Lake Road Interchange

Sustainable transportation across the state is vital to Michigan’s quality of life and economy.

Aerial photo of sunset over trees in a neighborhood

Connecting families, business and regions across the state.

Ground level looking up at a transportation system pole instillation

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technology will monitor real-time traffic conditions along the I-75 corridor.

Aerial photo of the I-696 Shaft Launch site

A new tunnel will collect stormwater drainage from the corridor to support safe travel.

Project Updates

    Now Open

    Segment 2

    • I-75 Northbound has two lanes open from 13 Mile Road to Wattles Road. 
    • I-75 Northbound has one lane open from Wattles Road to Long Lake Road starting March 8 through mid-April.
    • I-75 Southbound has three lanes open from 13 Mile Road Adams Road.
    • 14 Mile Road Ramps, except westbound to I-75 northbound
    • Rochester Road ramps to/from I-75 northbound and southbound
    • Big Beaver Ramps to/from I-75 northbound and southbound 

    Segment 3

    Freeway:

    • I-75 has two lanes open in each direction from 8 Mile Road to the 13 Mile Roads

    Open Ramps:

    • Entrance ramp to Southbound I-75 at 8 Mile Road
    • Exit ramp from Northbound I-75 at 8 Mile and 9 Mile Roads
    • Entrance ramps from Northbound I-75 to I-696 Eastbound and Westbound

    You can also use the the interactive map on the MDOT MiDrive site (https://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/MiDrive/map) to see open/closed ramps.

    Closures

    Segment 2

    Lanes and Ramps:

    • 14 Mile Road Ramp westbound to I-75 northbound
    • I-75 northbound near Wattles will continue to have two lanes open through early May as crews work continue work on building a new sound wall.
    • I-75 southbound will have the left lane closed daily beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 19 through 3 p.m. on Friday, April 23rd.  Crews will begin southbound work at Wattles Friday, April 19 and work south to 14 Mile Road.  Crews will then begin at Coolidge Highway, working south, to Wattles Road by Friday, April 23rd.  Crews will shift lane restriction as they move along the freeway.  
    • Punchlist pavement items continue on I-75. All work is weather permitting: 

      • Starting at 7 a.m. and ending by 5 p.m. Monday, April 26, southbound I-75 will have two lanes open from Rochester to 13 Mile roads.  
      • Starting at 9 a.m. Monday, April 26 and ending by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 29, northbound I-75 will have one lane open from Livernois to Long Lake roads. 
      • Starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 29 and ending by 5 p.m. April 30, northbound I-75 will have one lane open from Long Lake to Crooks roads. 
      • Starting at 7 a.m. Friday, April 30 and ending by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, northbound I-75 will have one lane open from Crooks Road to Coolidge Highway 
      • Starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 27 and ending by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, northbound I-75 will have two lanes open from 14 Mile to Maple roads. 
      • Starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 28 and ending by 5 p.m. Friday, April 30, northbound I-75 will have two lanes open from Maple to Rochester roads 

    Segment 3

    Freeway:

    • Beginning Monday, March 1, two lanes will be closed in each direction from just south of 8 Mile to just north of 13 Mile roads through November 2021.
    • Nightly lane closures begin Monday, April 26 through Friday, April 30 beginning at 10 p.m. and ending by 5 a.m. Southbound I-75 will have two lanes closed from 13 Mile Road to I-696, and crews will also close the southbound I-75 ramps at 12 Mile Road and 11 Mile Road during paving operations. 
    • Intermittent closures of the southbound ramps at 11 Mile and 12 Mile Roads will begin Wednesday, March 17th at 7:00 a.m. and continue through end of April (UPDATED). 
      • 12 Mile Road eastbound and westbound ramps to I-75 southbound.  
      • 11 Mile Road entrance and exit ramps at southbound I-75 - access from 6th Street to the southbound service drive will also be closed. 
      • Closure of 11 Mile Rd and 12 Mile Road ramps will not be simultaneous; leaving one open when the other is closed.  

    Lanes and Ramps:

      • All exit ramps along southbound I-75 from south of I-696 to 8 Mile Road - closed through November 2021.
      • Eastbound and westbound I-696 ramps to southbound I-75 - closed through November 2021.

    Service Drive:

      • Northbound service drive from Shevlin Avenue to Mahan Avenue and access from local roads in this area - closed through November 2021
      • Southbound service drive from Dallas Ave to Mapledale Road, Woodward Heights to Brekenridge Avenue, and 9 Mile to 8 Mile Roads will have a complete closure through November 2021.  Access from local streets in this area will also be impacted.

    Local Roads

      • Starting Monday, March 8th, 13 Mile Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction through July as crews rebuild the bridge.
      • Dallas Avenue/Hilton Road to Mapledale Avenue to southbound service drive - closed through November 2021.
      • Woodward Heights to Breckenridge Avenue to southbound service drive - closed through November 2021.

    **Note, all work is weather dependent and dates/times are subject to change.

    You can also use the the interactive map on the MDOT MiDrive site (https://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/MiDrive/map) to see open/closed ramps.

    Nearby Projects

    The following projects are not part of the I-75 Modernization project, however are in adjacent areas.

    Nearby MDOT Projects:

    Nearby Local City and Agency Projects:

    Announcements

    A public meeting was held for Segment 3 on Thursday, February 11, 2021.  For to view information presented and/or a recording of the meeting please visit our Segment 3 Resources & Links page.

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    Attention residents of the City of Troy and motorists who use the Big Beaver or 14 Mile Road Interchanges:

    Big Beaver and 14 Mile Road DDI Updates (4/13/2021)

    The Big Beaver Road DDI is progressing as crews have restrictions in place to install the ADA ramps for pedestrians within the interchange.  Once complete, the interchange will be safer for all!   

    Beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, April 16 and ending at 5 p.m. Monday, April 19, crews will close 14 Mile Road under I-75, and all ramps at the interchange. This closure is needed to allow crews to safely place all 14 Mile Road traffic into its new configuration and open all ramp movements from I-75. Upon opening, the left lane of eastbound and westbound 14 Mile Road will remain closed east of I-75 through mid-summer as crews await equipment arrival to complete the required signal installation and open all lanes.  

    DDI’s are a safer option for both motorists and pedestrians. To learn more about DDI’s including how to navigate them please visit our Project Highlights - DDI Edition page under “Travel I-75”.   Stay up-to-date with information about the project by signing for email blasts or following our social media channels.

    Project Videos

    Video

    8 Mile to Shevlin Avenue Flyover Video – March 2021

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    Shevlin Ave Time Lapse Demo - Feb 2021 (No Audio)

    Video

    I-75 Coolidge Highway to Big Beaver Road - Dec 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 DDI's at Big Beaver Road and 14 Mile Road - Dec 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    Meyers Avenue Bridge Progress Video 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    9 Mile Road Retaining Wall - Aug to Nov 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    Paving of I-75 at I-696 Sep 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    Meyers Bridge Demolition Feb 29 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 Big Beaver Road Interchange Proposed DDI (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 Oakland County Freeway Improvements (With audio)

    Happening Now

    Posted

    Punchlist pavement items continue on I-75

    Punchlist pavement items continue on I-75. All work is weather permitting: 

    • Starting at 7 a.m. and ending by 5 p.m. Monday, April 26, southbound I-75 will have two lanes open from Rochester to 13 Mile roads.  
    • Starting at 9 a.m. Monday, April 26 and ending by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 29, northbound I-75 will have one lane open from Livernois to Long Lake roads. 
    • Starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 29 and ending by 5 p.m. April 30, northbound I-75 will have one lane open from Long Lake to Crooks roads. 
    • Starting at 7 a.m. Friday, April 30 and ending by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, northbound I-75 will have one lane open from Crooks Road to Coolidge Highway 
    • Starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 27 and ending by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, northbound I-75 will have two lanes open from 14 Mile to Maple roads. 
    • Starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 28 and ending by 5 p.m. Friday, April 30, northbound I-75 will have two lanes open from Maple to Rochester roads 

    Posted

    Overnight lane and ramp closures on Southbound I-75

    Nightly lane closures begin Monday, April 26 through Friday, April 30 beginning at 10 p.m. and ending by 5 a.m. Southbound I-75 will have two lanes closed from 13 Mile Road to I-696, and crews will also close the southbound I-75 ramps at 12 Mile Road and 11 Mile Road during paving operations.    

    Closing of the southbound ramps at 11 Mile and 12 Mile Roads will continue through the end of April.  Weather permitting, the following will be closed: 

    • 12 Mile Road eastbound and westbound ramps to I-75 southbound.  
    • 11 Mile Road entrance and exit ramps at southbound I-75 - access from 6th Street to the southbound service drive will also be closed.  

    Posted

    14 Mile Road Update

    Thank you for your patience.  14 Mile Road has now reopened to traffic with the exception of WB ramp to NB I-75 which remains closed for pavement curing.  

     

    Reminder left lane of eastbound and westbound 14 Mile Road between John R and I-75 will remain closed through mid-summer as crews await equipment arrival to complete the signal instillation and open all lanes.  

     

    For more on Diverging Diamond Interchanges and how to navigate them please visit our website http://modernize75.com/Project-Highlights-DDI

    Posted

    8 Mile to Shevlin Avenue Flyover Video – March 2021

    In our latest video, take a look at what work crews are doing along the southbound freeway lanes and service drive!  In addition to crews rebuilding the Highland Avenue pedestrian bridge and preparing the Browning Avenue pedestrian bridge for demolition, you can see the progress being made at the Shevlin Avenue bridge as crews are working on the footings so they can begin to set beams on that structure.  

    Posted

    I-75 lane closures beginning Friday, April 16th

    Weather permitting, crews will implement northbound and southbound I-75 lane closures beginning Friday, April 16th.  

    • I-75 northbound near Big Beaver Road will have a double lane closure beginning Friday, April 16 at 6 a.m. through Monday, April 19 at 3 p.m. 
    • I-75 northbound near Wattles will continue to have two lanes open through early May as crews work continue work on building a new sound wall.
    • I-75 southbound will have the left lane closed daily beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 19 through 3 p.m. on Friday, April 23rd.  Crews will begin southbound work at Wattles Friday, April 19 and work south to 14 Mile Road.  Crews will then begin at Coolidge Highway, working south, to Wattles Road by Friday, April 23rd.  Crews will shift lane restriction as they move along the freeway.  

    Posted

    Big Beaver and 14 Mile Road DDI Update – April 2021

    The Big Beaver Road Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) is progressing as crews have restrictions in place to install the ADA ramps for pedestrians within the interchange.  Once complete, the interchange will be safer for all!   

    Beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, April 16 and ending at 5 p.m. Monday, April 19, crews will close 14 Mile Road under I-75, and all ramps at the interchange. This closure is needed to allow crews to safely place all 14 Mile Road traffic into its new configuration and open all ramp movements from I-75. Upon opening, the left lane of eastbound and westbound 14 Mile Road will remain closed east of I-75 through mid-summer as crews await equipment arrival to complete the required signal installation and open all lanes.  

    DDI's help facilitate safer movement for vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists while increasing travel efficiency.  Road geometry, signs, and pavement markings work together to make driving through the DDI user friendly.  For more information on how to navigate DDI’s and their benefits please visit our website at: http://modernize75.com/Project-Highlights-DDI  

    Thank you for your continued patience during this reconstruction.    

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