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

    • I-75 Modernization Project Seasonal Suspension began November 15, 2021.  Three lanes are in each direction and the ramps between 8 Mile Road and Square Lake Road have reopened for the winter monthsThe 2022 construction season will kick off in late February and will focus on the northbound lanes/ramps from I-696 to north of 13 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.

    Closures

    Segment 3

    Freeway:

    • Northbound east and westbound I-696 to the northbound I-75 ramp will have a single lane daily closure Wednesday, December 1st, Friday, December 3rd and Tuesday, December 7th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as crews will be performing demolition at the former Dallas Bridge. Completion of the work will be contingent upon the weather.
    • The ramp from eastbound 12 Mile Road to northbound I-75 will be closed on Thursday, December 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as crews repair a guardrail that was recently damaged.

    Service Drive:

      • Southbound service drive will have a single lane open from 9 Mile to the I-75 on ramp just south of John R through early December, 2021.
      • Northbound service drive from Lincoln Avenue to Gardenia will be closed through February 2022.  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. 
      • Southbound service drive from Dallas Ave to Woodward Hgts, and Woodward Heights to Brekenridge Avenue, and 9 Mile to 8 Mile Roads will have a complete closure through December 15, 2021 (updated).  Access from local streets in this area will also be impacted.

    **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

    I-75 Modernization Project Seasonal Suspension began November 15, 2021.  Three lanes are in each direction and the ramps between 8 Mile Road and Square Lake Road have reopened for the winter months.  The 2022 construction season will kick off in late February and will focus on the northbound lanes/ramps from I-696 to north of 13 Mile Road. 

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    MDOT and OCP virtual public meeting was held on June 17, 2021 to discuss 12 Mile Road/I-75 interchange in Oakland County.  Slides, reference information, and a recording of the presenation are posted in the Segment 3 Resources page.

    Project Videos

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    8 Mile Road to I-696 Flyover – November 2021

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    Bellaire Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Progress Video – Aug 2021

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    8 Mile Road to Shevlin Avenue Flyover – August 2021

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    11 Mile Demo Time Lapse Video - July 2021

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    Shevlin Time Lapse for Beam Setting April 2021

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

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

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    Meyers Avenue Bridge Progress Video 2020 (No audio)

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

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

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    Meyers Bridge Demolition Feb 29 2020 (No audio)

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

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    I-75 Oakland County Freeway Improvements (With audio)

    Happening Now

    Posted

    EB 12 Mile Ramp to NB I-75 Closed 12/9/2021

    The ramp from eastbound 12 Mile Road to northbound I-75 will be closed on Thursday, December 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as crews repair a guardrail that was recently damaged.

    Posted

    High Friction Surface Treatments on I-75

    Throughout the project corridor there are multiple areas where we have added an additional layer of safety, called a High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST). This treatment is applied directly to the roadway to improve pavement friction along specific curves as a safety measure. HFST is used throughout the country and has proven to be effective. A couple locations where this layer of safety has been applied on the roadway is on I-75 at the Big Beaver Road curves and th9 Mile Road curves.    Drivers notice only a minimal difference in the feel of the road as they travel through these areas, however the roadway surface visually stands out as the treatment can change the color of the roadway – as illustrated in the image below.   

    Learn more about HFST here: High Friction Surface Treatments (dot.gov)  

    Learn more about the I-75 Modernization project here: www.modernize75.com  

    Road cleaning truck on newly paved roadway

    HFST application on Southbound I-75 near 9 Mile Road

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    8 Mile Road to I-696 Flyover – November 2021

    Check out this birds-eye view of the project as the sun is rising on a beautiful autumn day the weekend of November 6-7.  In this video, you can see the progress along the southbound side of the road including the freeway lanes, the ramps to and from the roadway, along the slopes, and even on the service drive.  Crews made great progress in this area as they prepared for seasonal suspension.   

    Posted

    I-75 Modernization Project Seasonal Suspension

    The I-75 Modernization Project is pleased to announce the reopening of lanes and ramps following the 2021 construction season.  The freeway has been restored to three lanes in each direction and the ramps between 8 Mile Road and Square Lake Road have reopened for the winter months.   

    This season has had some amazing milestones, such as the:    

    • Rebuilding of the southbound travel lanes and ramps between 8 Mile and I-696  
    • Rebuilding of the Browning, Highland, and Bellaire Avenue Pedestrian bridges   
    • Rebuilding and reopening of the 11 Mile Bridge as well as the Shevlin Avenue Bridge (which will reopen later this year), and the SB I-75 bridge over 13 Mile Road  
    • Opening of two reconfigured interchanges at Big Beaver Road and 14 Mile Roads making them safer.  

    Crews will continue work along the southbound and northbound service drives through the winter.     

    The 2022 construction season will kick off in late February and will focus on the northbound lanes/ramps from I-696 to north of 13 Mile Road.  Stay tuned to the project website and social media channels for more info.    

    I-75 Modernization Project (modernize75.com) 

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    I-75 SEGMENT THREE SERVICE DRIVE CLOSURE THROUGH FEBRUARY 2022

    The northbound I-75 Service Drive from Lincoln Avenue to Baxter Avenue will have a total stationary lane closure until March 2022.

    11 Mile Road will remain open. However, access from local side streets will be closed.

    Workers will be reconstructing the service drive. Completion of the work will be contingent upon the weather.

    Posted

    Vegetation planting begins October 23 on I-75 in Oakland County 

    Weather permitting, landscaping crews will begin vegetation planting along I-75 in Oakland County during the months of October, November, and December. For healthy planting sustainability, additional work will take place in the spring. The plantings will occur approximately along the 8-mile stretch of I-75 between Coolidge Highway and 14 Mile Rd. The plantings are part of the freeway modernization project that reconstructed a section of I-75 during the 2019 and 2020 construction seasons. In order to safely unload equipment and vegetation, there will be intermittent shoulder and single-lane closures along northbound and southbound I-75 during non-peak travel hours.  

    For more information visit our website: http://modernize75.com/segment2/tree_replacement 

    Modernize 75 Social and Community Engagement

    Community Poll

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