Project Introduction

The I-75 Modernization Project will deliver the first High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane in Michigan.

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

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

Connecting families, business and regions across the state.

Rendering of a divergent diamond interchange

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

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

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

Project Updates

    Now Open

    Segment 2

    • Two lanes on northbound and southbound I-75 from north of 13 Mile Road to north of Coolidge Highway
    • Southbound I-75 Open Ramps
      • Exit to eastbound Big Beaver Road
      • Entrance from eastbound Big Beaver Road (open starting 9/4/2020)
      • Exit to 14 Mile Road
      • Exit to Rochester Road (open 9/14/2020)
    • Northbound I-75 Open Ramps
      • Entrance and exit to Rochester Road
      • Entrance to northbound I-75 from Big Beaver Road
      • Entrance and exit to Crooks Road/Corporate Drive
      • Entrance to northbound I-75 from 14 Mile Road

    Segment 3

    Open Ramps:

    • Two lanes on northbound and southbound I-75 from north of 13 Mile Road to 8 Mile Road
    • 8 Mile Ramp to Southbound I-75
    • I-75 and I-696 interchange ramps
      • Eastbound I-696 to northbound and southbound I-75
      • Westbound I-696 to northbound and southbound I-75
      • Southbound I-75 to eastbound and westbound I-696
    • All 11 Mile and I-75 Ramps
      • 11 Mile Ramps to northbound and southbound I-75
      • I-75 Ramps to 11 Mile Road
    • All 12 Mile and I-75 Ramps
      • 12 Mile  Ramps to northbound and southbound I-75
      • I-75 Ramps to 12 Mile Road

    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.  

    Bridges:

    Bridges crossing I-75 open to traffic are:

        • 8 Mile Road
        • Meyers Ave
        • John R Road
        • 9 Mile Road
        • Shevlin Ave
        • Woodward Heights Blvd

    Pedestrian Bridges:

        • Harry Ave 
        • Highland Ave
        • Browning Ave

    Closures

    Segment 2

    Lanes and Ramps:

    • Southbound I-75 Closed Ramps for 2020 construction
      • Entrance and exit to Crooks Road/Corporate Drive 
      • Exit to eastbound Big Beaver Road.
      • Entrance from westbound Big Beaver Road
      • Entrance from Rochester Road 
      • Entrance from 14 Mile Road
    • Coolidge Highway under I-75 closed until October 30th.
    • 14 Mile Road under I-75 will close starting at 10 pm Tuesday, September 22nd until 5 am Wednesday, September 23rd for bridge construction.
    • Big Beaver Road under I-75 will close starting at 10 pm Tuesday, September 22nd until 5 am Wednesday, September 23rd for bridge construction.
    • Northbound I-75 exit to Big Beaver Road closed until early October for DDI construction.
    • Northbound I-75 exit to 14 Mile Road closed until early October for DDI construction.
    • Livernois Road will have one lane open in each direction under I-75 for bridge work.
    • Long Lake Road will have one lane open in each direction for bridge work.
    • Big Beaver Road has one lane open in each direction under I-75 for bridge work.
    • Left lanes closed on northbound and southbound I-75 from 13 Mile Road to Coolidge Highway.  Two lanes remain open in each direction.
    • Northbound I-75 Big Beaver loop ramps - in preparation for the construction of the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) the westbound exit ramp and eastbound entrance ramps have been removed.  Motorists should exit to Big Beaver Road and use the nearest available crossover to go west on Big Beaver.  
    • Northbound I-75 to 14 Mile loop ramp - in preparation for the construction of the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) the northbound exit ramp to westbound 14 Mile Road has been removed.  Motorists should exit to 14 Mile Road.

    Segment 3

    Lanes and Ramps:

      • 9 Mile Road to northbound and southbound I-75 (until early October)
      • 8 Mile Road to northbound I-75 (until early October)
      • Southbound I-75 to 8 Mile Road (closed until early November)
      • Northbound I-75 to I-696 westbound (until early October)
      • Northbound I-75 to I-696 eastbound (until early October)
      • East and westbound intersections at the I-75 northbound Service Drive closed through late October:
        • George Avenue 
        • Bernhard Avenue
        • Pearl Avenue
        • Highland Avenue
      • Access to the Northbound and Southbound Service drive from Bernhard Avenue and Orchard Avenue closed through October.
      • Northbound and southbound shoulder of I-75 from Gardenia Avenue to the Bellaire Pedestrian Bridge will be closed daily beginning Monday, September 14th through Friday, September 18th from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Bridges:

        • John R Road East U-Turn to Northbound I-75 and John R Road West U-Turn to southbound I-75. However, these bridges will not be rebuilt.  With the new configuration, these bridges have been permanently removed.
        • 9 Mile South U-turn to Northbound I-75 will be removed.  With the new configuration, this bridge has been permanently removed.

    Pedestrian Bridge:

          • Bernard Avenue Pedestrian bridge (expected to open late Oct)
          • Orchard Avenue Pedestrian bridge (expected to open late Oct)

    Local Roads:

          • 8 Mile Road from Russel Ave to the Northbound service drive will have a single lane closure through early October.

    Service Drive:

        • Northbound service drive from Brickley Ave to Dallas Ave will have a single lane closure through mid-November for work at the Tunnel shaft site.
        • Northbound service drive from 8 Mile Road to John R Road is closed through early October for roadway and ramp construction.
        • Northbound service drive will have a single lane closure from 11 Mile Road to Gardenia Ave through mid-November.
        • Northbound service drive from 9 Mile Road to Woodward Height will have a single lane closed through mid-October as crews reconstruct the Woodward Heights Bridge approach.
        • Northbound service drive from Woodward Heights to Shevlin Ave will be closed through mid-November.
        • Southbound service drive from 9 Mile Road off ramp to 9 Mile Road will have a single lane closure through Friday, October 3.
        • Southbound service drive from Shevlin Avenue to 9 Mile Road will have a single lane closure through mid-November as crews reconstruct the Woodward Heights Bridge approach.
        • Southbound service drive between Meyers Ave and Madge Ave will have a single right lane shift through mid-November.

    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

    Open house meetings were held for Segment 2 on Thursday, February 20th and for Segment 3 on Thursday, February 13th.  For information on what was presented, please see the respective segment Resources and Links pages or Contact the segment you need information for. 

    No other public meetings/events currently scheduled.  Please check back for any upcoming meetings/events.

    Project Videos

    Video

    I-75 North of 8 Mile Road to south of I-696 video – Sep 2020 (No audio)

    Video

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

    Video

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

    Video

    I-75/I-696 Interchange Tunnel Shaft and 12 Mile Road Tunnel Sites Aug 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 8 Mile Road to I-696 Aug 2020 (No Audio)

    Video

    I-75 North of 8 Mile Road to 9 Mile Road July 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 9 Mile Road to I-696 May 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 North of 8 Mile Road to 9 Mile Road May 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    I-75/I-696 Interchange Tunnel Shaft Site May 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 North of Coolidge Hwy to 13 Mile Road May 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 South of Meyers Avenue to John R Road Apr 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 South of Meyers Avenue to John R Road Mar 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    Meyers Bridge Demolition Feb 29 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    I-75/I-696 Interchange Tunnel Shaft Site Feb 3 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

    I-75 lane shift will require northbound single-lane closure

    Crews will be removing temporary barrier wall on the northbound side of the freeway.  This work will require a moving lane closure, leaving one lane open in sections from 13 Mile Road to Coolidge Highway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.  By early October, it is expected that two lanes of northbound I-75 will be open via the left and center lanes.  The first moving lane closure will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25.   Thank you for your patience.

    See full press release.

    Posted

    Overnight Closures of 14 Mile and Big Beaver roads under I-75 for bridge work tonight

    Crews will be closing 14 Mile Road under I-75 starting tonight at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Wednesday, September 23rd for bridge work.  The suggested detour is John R Road, Stephenson Highway, Maple Road, and Rochester Road in both directions.

    Crews will also be closing Big Beaver Road under I-75 starting tonight at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Wednesday, September 23rd for bridge work.  The suggested detour is Livernois, Maple, and Crooks Road.

    Traffic on I-75 will not be impacted by this overnight work.

    See full press release.

    Posted

    Rochester Road Progress

    The Rochester Road interchange has changed over the last few weeks. Check out this comparison of the interchange from early August to early September! Although there is more work to be done, you can see the southbound I-75 exit ramp to Rochester Road take shape as crews worked to open the ramp earlier this week.

    I-75 at Rochester Road showing the torn up exit from the freeway
    I-75 at Rochester Road looking east - Aug 2020
    I-75 at Rochester Road showing the rebuild of the exit from the freeway
    I-75 at Rochester Road looking east - Sep 2020

    Posted

    I-75 Coolidge Highway to Big Beaver Road - Aug 2020

    In addition to the impressive views of the work at Big Beaver and 14 Mile Roads from our last video, in this flyover you can also see progress from Coolidge Highway to Big Beaver Road. For more information regarding this stretch of the project, you can learn more at: https://www.modernize75.com/segment2

    Posted

    I-75 DDI's at Big Beaver and 14 Mile Roads

    Some of the most visible changes on the I-75 Modernization Project are the Diverging Diamond Interchanges (DDI’s) at 14 Mile Road and Big Beaver Road.  Check out this flyover video that captures the Diverging Diamond Interchange work.  For more information on Diverging Diamond Interchanges (DDI's) and how to navigate them visit our project highlights page: https://www.modernize75.com/Project-Highlights-DDI

    Posted

    I-75 Segment 3 - Southbound Service Drive at 9 Mile off ramp closure

    Southbound service drive from 9 Mile Road off ramp to 9 Mile Road will have a single lane closure through Friday, October 3.

     

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