What is an HOV Lane?
A High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane requires 2 or more passengers.
Why add HOV Lanes to I-75?
HOV lanes are an environmentally conscious choice to expand capacity on I-75, which:
- Increase capacity for travel demand
- Enhance personal mobility
- Advance movement of freight/goods, supporting economic development
- Improve safety, efficiency and reliability
What are the benefits of HOV Lanes on I-75?
HOV lanes will add capacity in the I-75 median, with one new lane in each direction.
- Most “environmentally friendly” to alleviate congestion
- Promotes carpooling for increased air quality
How will we know if HOV Lanes on I-75 are successful?*
- Operation at 45mph or greater (approximately 90% of time)
- Other lanes are less congested during operations
* requires time for motorists to acclimate, realize advantages and form carpools
How HOV Lanes will work on I-75?
- HOV Lanes will be in use only during peak-hour operations: 6 a.m. to 9 a.m and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
- Vehicles with two or more people may use the HOV Lane during hours of operation.
- HOV Lane will allow all users during off-peak operations.
- HOV Lanes are planned from 12 Mile Road to South Boulevard and an additional travel lane is being built from M-102 (8 Mile Road) to 12 Mile Road.
When will the HOV Lane open?
Upon substantial completion of the I-75 Modernization project, the HOV lanes will open. This opening is tentatively scheduled for the fall of 2023.