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 3

    Freeway

    • Two lanes open in each direction, 8 Mile Road (M-102) to 14 Mile Road, through mid-November.  During this time, both directions of I-75 will be maintained on the southbound side of the freeway from north of 13 Mile Road to just south of I-696.

    Bridges

    • Lincoln Avenue over I-75 
    • Gardenia Avenue over I-75 
    • Shevlin Avenue over I-75 

    Ramps 

    • 9 Mile Road to northbound and southbound I-75
    • I-696 eastbound to southbound I-75
    • 11 Mile Access to southbound I-75 will have intermittent closures throughout the construction season.
    • 14 Mile Road to northbound and southbound I-75

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

    Closures

    Segment 3

    Freeway:

    • I-75 has lane restrictions in place; however, two lanes remain open in each direction, 8 Mile Road (M-102) to 14 Mile Road, through mid-November 2022.  Later this spring a traffic shift will be put in place that will have both directions of the freeway sharing the existing southbound lanes.

    Ramps:

    • I-696 to southbound I-75 ramp will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 26th and 27th.  In addition, Lincoln Avenue near the north Chrysler Service Drive and Southbound I-75 from Lincoln to I-696 off ramps will have a single lane closed during this time.  One lane will remain open.
    • The following ramps will remain closed through mid-November:
      • Eastbound and Westbound I-696 to northbound I-75 
      • Westbound I-696 to southbound I-75 (through mid-October)
      • 11 Mile Road to and from northbound I-75 
      • 12 Mile Road to northbound I-75

    *access to northbound I-75 will be maintained at 9 Mile and 14 Mile Roads

    Local Roads:

    • 12 Mile Road from Stephenson Hwy to Dartmouth St. through mid-November 2022

    Service Drive:

    • Northbound service drive from Lincoln Avenue to Gardenia will be closed through mid-November.  Access from corresponding local streets will also be closed at the service drive, including access from 11 Mile Road.  However, 11 Mile Road itself will remain open. 

    Bus Route:

    • SMART Riders - Due to bridge construction on I-75 over 12 Mile Rd, Route 740 Twelve Mile will be on detour beginning Saturday, February 26, 2022 until further notice (Service Bulletin).  If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at (866) 962-5515 or visit the SMART website at www.smartbus.org

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

    You can also use 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

    SMART Riders - Due to bridge construction on I-75 over 12 Mile Rd, Route 740 Twelve Mile will be on detour beginning Saturday, February 26, 2022 until further notice (Service Bulletin).  If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at (866) 962-5515 or visit the SMART website at www.smartbus.org

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    Notice: The presentation and resources from the Segment 3 virtual 2022 Open House held on Thursday, February 10th have been posted to the Segment 3 Resources & Links page for your use. 

    modernize75.com/segment3/resources 

    Project Videos

    Video

    North of I-696 to North of 13 Mile Road Flyover – July 2022

    Video

    12 Mile Road Diverging Diamond Interchange Flyover – June 2022

    Video

    Shevlin Avenue bridge is now open! July 2022

    Video

    11 Mile Demo Time Lapse Video - July 2021

    Video

    Meyers Bridge Demolition Feb 29 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 Oakland County Freeway Improvements (With audio)

    Happening Now

    Posted

    North of I-696 to North of 13 Mile Road Flyover – July 2022

    The I-75 Modernization project continues to make progress. Last week we announced that tunneling operations have resumed as well as the reopening of the Lincoln Avenue bridge over I-75. In this video you get a bird’s eye view of the Lincoln Avenue bridge prior to opening, cleanup efforts at the Ground Movement Zone, and progress at the I-696/I-75 "Braid" interchange, and 12 Mile Road diverging diamond interchange.  Stay tuned for additional updates.    

    Posted

    12 Mile Road Diverging Diamond Interchange Flyover – June 2022

    Work at the 12 Mile Road and I-75 interchange continues to progress. In this video, you can see changes as crews continue to build out the center piers for the northbound I-75 bridge over 12 Mile Road, as well as the rebuilding of the ramps starting to take shape.     

    The 12 Mile Road diverging diamond interchange (DDI) will bring a design that improves safety and mobility. For more about DDIs and how they work, please visit our website: http://modernize75.com/Project-Highlights-DDI. 

    Posted

    Tunneling operations have resumed

    Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the team we are happy to announce tunneling operations have resumed. This spring, crews were able to access the original Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) via the repair shaft and removed it. The contracting crews then lowered in a new TBM (utilizing some parts from the original) allowing them to resume tunneling approximately 100 feet underground.     

    The TBM is now mining northward on its path to the 12 Mile Road pump station site.  The TBM will then be removed from the 12 Mile Road pump station shaftbe relocated back to the launch site at the I-696 interchange and begin working its way south to the Meyers Avenue shaft site.  After the TBM has completed its job in late 2023, it will be removed from the ground and decommissioned as crews complete pump station and drop shaft work and finalize the tunnel drainage system.    

    To learn more about the Tunnel, please visit our dedicated webpage here:    http://modernize75.com/Project-Highlights-Tunnel   

    Crew members onboard locomotive car inside underground tunnel shaft.
    Crew members on underground locomotive car to be transported to the TBM for shift change 

    Posted

    Coming soon to Northbound I-75: a "Braid" Concept for the I-696 and 11 Mile Ramps

    The existing entrance ramp from I-696 to northbound I-75 and the I-75 exit ramp to 11 Mile Road requires traffic to merge and weave to get to their destination roadways, which frequently causes back-ups and crashes due to the volume of traffic making these movements.   

    The new design will reconfigure these ramps using a “Braid” design, eliminating the weave that currently occurs by separating the movements. The northbound I-75 exit ramp to 11 Mile Road will braid under the new I-696 bridge to the northbound service drive. The incoming I-696 traffic to northbound I-75 will utilize the new bridge over the 11 Mile exit ramp for a safer connection.  See below graphic for an illustration on these new movements.  

    To allow for this change, the Dallas Avenue Bridge had to be removed (2019), and temporary closures occurred this year on the ramps from I-696 (both eastbound and westbound) and on the northbound I-75 exit ramp to 11 Mile Road.  Work on this safer ramp design is anticipated to be completed by mid-November 2022.     

    Graphic of northbound I-75 and I-696 Interchange with callouts for paths from I-696 over I-75 as well as I-75 movement to 11 Mile Road.
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    Additional resources:

    Modernize 75 Social and Community Engagement

    Community Poll

    Which part of the modernization project would you like to see more information on?