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

    • Gardenia Avenue over I-75 is open to through traffic (6/25/2022)

    Ramps 

    • 9 Mile Road to northbound and southbound I-75
    • I-696 eastbound to southbound I-75
      • I-696 westbound southbound I-75 will close starting July 7th
    • 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:

    • The following ramps will remain closed through mid-November:
      • Eastbound I-696 to northbound I-75 
      • Westbound I-696 to northbound I-75
      • Westbound I-696 to southbound I-75 (starting July 7th, 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
    • Lincoln Avenue over I-75 closed through late summer 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. 
    • Southbound I-75 Service Drive from Browning Avenue to Breckenridge Avenue, including access to Shevlin Avenue Bridge, will be closed until the end of June while crews pave the southbound service drive.

    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

    12 Mile Road Diverging Diamond Interchange Flyover – May 2022

    Video

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

    Video

    Bellaire Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Progress Video – Aug 2021

    Video

    11 Mile Demo Time Lapse Video - July 2021

    Video

    Meyers Bridge Demolition Feb 29 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

    Interchange improvements require closing the westbound I-696 ramp to southbound I-75 on Thursday, July 7

    Fast facts: 

    • The westbound I-696 ramp to southbound I-75 will be closed July 7 until mid-October for ongoing interchange improvements.    
    • The closure is needed to allow for crews to rebuild the connection between the westbound to southbound and westbound to northbound ramps to accommodate the new “braid” design on the northbound ramp.      
    • Ramp traffic will be detoured to southbound M-53 (Van Dyke Avenue), then westbound M-102 (Eight Mile Road) to access southbound I-75.      

    Beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday, July 7, crews will close the westbound I-696 ramp to southbound I-75. During the ramp closure, the posted detour directs traffic onto southbound M-53 (Van Dyke Avenue), then westbound M-102 (Eight Mile Road) back to southbound I-75. The ramp is expected to reopen by mid-October.    

    Crews will be working to rebuild the connection of the interchange ramps in conjunction with the new braid design. This design will eliminate the merge/weave condition that previously existed by separating the movements. The northbound I-75 exit ramp to 11 Mile Road will braid under the new I-696 bridge on the northbound service drive. When this portion of the project opens to traffic in November, incoming I-696 traffic to northbound I-75 will utilize the new bridge over the 11 Mile Road exit, resulting in safer movements.

    Press Release   

    Posted

    Gardenia Avenue Bridge is now open to through traffic

    Street level photo of Gardenia Avenue over I-75 with text overlay "Gardenia Avenue Bridge has reopened to through traffic"

    The Gardenia Avenue Bridge was demolished in early 2022 and has now reopened to through traffic.  While crews are continuing work on the service drives surrounding the new bridge, traffic will be open to reconnect the east and west sides of Gardenia Avenue over I-75. 

    Thank you for your ongoing patience while this project continues making progress. For more information and project updates, visit our website at www.Modernize75.com  

    Posted

    12 Mile Road Diverging Diamond Interchange Flyover – May 2022

    Earlier this year, we announced that the I-75/12 Mile Road interchange will become a diverging diamond interchange (DDI).  This is an innovative interchange design that improves safety and mobility. The I-75 Modernization Project has implemented DDIs at 14 Mile and Big Beaver roads, and there is a third location at University Drive in Auburn Hills.  

    In this video, you can see the progress being made as crews work to rebuild the new northbound I-75 bridge and remove old materials.  

    Stay tuned for updates as the work at 12 Mile Road progresses. For more about DDIs and how they work, please visit our website: http://modernize75.com/Project-Highlights-DDI 

    Posted

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

    In our latest flyover video, you can see the progress at the I-75/I-696 "Braid" ramps, the progress at Gardenia Avenue bridge (the beams are set and crews are preparing to pour the new concrete), a look at the 12 Mile Road DDI progress, and the work happening at the 13 Mile Road bridge replacement. There has been a lot of progress since our last video, and we look forward to sharing more.

    Please continue to follow progress of the project on our website and social media channels by following @Modernize75 on Facebook and Twitter.

    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?