WEEKLY ALERTS

POSTED 03.13.19
3/13/19 - 3/18/19
Road Closures & Alternate Routes

Unfortunately, the unpredictable March weather continues to be a challenge for necessary work that needs to be done in order to close the lanes and ramps.  The revised dates/activities are:

On Friday, March 15th after 9am, crews will begin to close the following ramps and they will remain CLOSED for the duration of the 2019 construction season. 

  • SB I-75 Entrance Ramp from EB Big Beaver
  • SB I-75 Entrance Ramp from WB Big Beaver
  • SB I-75 Entrance Ramp from Rochester Road
  • SB I-75 Exit Ramp to Eastbound 14 Mile Road

 

On Saturday, March 16th starting at approximately 8:30am, two lanes of SB I-75 traffic will be shifted to the right using the right shoulder as a travel lane.  This traffic shift will remain in place this construction season.  This is the same configuration as the first construction segment in 2016/2017 and keeps two lanes open.

Starting Monday, March 18th at approximately 9am crews will begin closing the NB lanes and ramps for the construction season.

  • NB I-75 Exit Ramp to WB Big Beaver
  • Closing the right lane of NB I-75 at Big Beaver
  • Closing the left lane of NB I-75 at Coolidge

 

Again, we continue to apologize for these last minute changes, due to the erratic March/Spring weather season, as we are trying to deliver this project and provide you the most up to date and accurate information.  We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.


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The I-75 Modernization Project within Oakland County - From M-102 to South Boulevard - is a mega project and being managed by an independent MDOT I-75 Team.

If you have project-related questions or comments, please call 313-518-1078 or send an email to MDOT-I75-MegaProject@michigan.gov and include your contact information.

Your questions will be answered as soon as possible. Thank you!

Progress to Date

2018

100%

2019

2.0%

2020

Coming Soon
The Modernize 75 widening and reconstruction project has been in the planning and development stages for nearly 20 years. North of 13 Mile to North of Coolidge is under construction for pre-work required to start in full, staged construction in Spring 2019. This pre-work is expected to be completed in mid-December.

THE LATEST

03.13.19

UPDATE: I-75 Segment 2 Schedule

Unfortunately, the unpredictable March weather continues to be a challenge for necessary work that needs to be done in order to close the lanes and ramps.  The revised dates/activities are:

On Friday, March 15th after 9am, crews will begin to close the following ramps and they will remain CLOSED for the duration of the 2019 construction season.

  • SB I-75 Entrance Ramp from EB Big Beaver
  • SB I-75 Entrance Ramp from WB Big Beaver
  • SB I-75 Entrance Ramp from Rochester Road
  • SB I-75 Exit Ramp to Eastbound 14 Mile Road

On Saturday, March 16th starting at approximately 8:30am, two lanes of SB I-75 traffic will be shifted to the right using the right shoulder as a travel lane.  This traffic shift will remain in place this construction season.  This is the same configuration as the first construction segment in 2016/2017 and keeps two lanes open.

Starting Monday, March 18th at approximately 9am crews will begin closing the NB lanes and ramps for the construction season.

  • NB I-75 Exit Ramp to WB Big Beaver
  • Closing the right lane of NB I-75 at Big Beaver
  • Closing the left lane of NB I-75 at Coolidge

Again, we continue to apologize for these last minute changes, due to the erratic March/Spring weather season, as we are trying to deliver this project and provide you the most up to date and accurate information.  We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

03.09.19

UPDATE: I-75 Segment 2 Schedule

SB I-75 single lane closure is now in place.  We had a few days of productive activity.  The remaining work originally planned for this weekend will be delayed a few days towards the end of the week.  The revised dates/activities are:

On Wednesday, March 13th after 9am, crews will begin to close the following ramps and they will remain CLOSED for the duration of the 2019 construction season. 

  • SB I-75 Entrance Ramp from EB Big Beaver
  • SB I-75 Entrance Ramp from WB Big Beaver
  • SB I-75 Entrance Ramp from Rochester Road
  • SB I-75 Exit Ramp to Eastbound 14 Mile Road

On Thursday, March 14th starting at approximately 8:30am, a double lane closure will be in place on SB.  Close to the end of the work day, two lanes of SB I-75 traffic will be shifted to the right using the right shoulder as a travel lane.

Starting Friday, March 15th at approximately 9am crews will begin closing the NB lanes and ramps for the construction season.

  • NB I-75 Exit Ramp to WB Big Beaver
  • Closing the right lane of NB I-75 at Big Beaver
  • Closing the left lane of NB I-75 at Coolidge

We apologize for this inconvenience, but there was not enough width available to keep these bridges open safely for motorists, or for our construction workers.

Once the full traffic shift is put in place (weather permitting), two lanes of traffic will be open in each direction with a temporary concrete barrier separating northbound and southbound traffic. This is the same configuration that we implemented when constructing the freeway from Coolidge to South Boulevard in 2016 and 2017.  

Alternate routes are based on individual destinations but some suggestions are posted on our website here.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to deliver these much needed improvements on I-75, in the safest manner possible.  Thank you!

03.08.19

REMINDER: I-75 Modernization Begins Today, March 8th

Crews will be out over the next few days to prepare for the southbound lane shift. 

Beginning today SB I-75 will have a single lane closed for duration of the 2019 construction season.   Two lanes will remain open during construction.

On Monday, March 11th after 9am, crews will begin to close the following ramps and they will remain CLOSED for the duration of the 2019 construction season.

  • SB I-75 Entrance Ramp from EB Big Beaver
  • SB I-75 Entrance Ramp from WB Big Beaver
  • SB I-75 Entrance Ramp from Rochester Road
  • SB I-75 Exit Ramp to Eastbound 14 Mile Road

On Tuesday, March 12th starting at approximately 8:30am, a double lane closure will be in place on SB.  Close to the end of the work day, two lanes of SB I-75 traffic will be shifted to the right using the right shoulder as a travel lane.

Starting Wednesday, March 13th at approximately 9am crews will begin closing the NB lanes and ramps for the construction season.

  • NB I-75 Exit Ramp to WB Big Beaver
  • Closing the right lane of NB I-75 at Big Beaver
  • Closing the left lane of NB I-75 at Coolidge

We apologize for this inconvenience, but there was not enough width available to keep the ramps open safely for motorists, or for our construction workers.

Once the full traffic shift is put in place (weather permitting), two lanes of traffic will be open in each direction with a temporary concrete barrier separating northbound and southbound traffic.  This is the same configuration that we implemented when constructing the freeway from Coolidge to South Boulevard in 2016 and 2017.  

Alternate routes are based on individual destinations but some suggestions are posted on our website here.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to deliver these much needed improvements on I-75.

Mi Drive Interactive Map Modernize 75 Project Brochure PDF [449kb]

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Completed Segment 1 Information

North of Coolidge to North of South Boulevard (COMPLETED 2017/2018)

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