Bridge work requires closing I-75 this weekend in Oakland County
Pardon our Noise: for the residents that live in the vicinity of the Bellaire Pedestrian Bridge or the Stephenson Road Crossover Bridge. Demo will begin immediately following the freeway closure on Friday evening, September 10th and continue through the weekend.
- I-75 will be closed between I-75 Business Loop (Square Lake Road) and M-102 (8 Mile Road) starting at 11 p.m. Friday. Southbound lanes will reopen by 8 a.m. Sunday; northbound lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.
- During the closure, all traffic will be detoured to M-1 (Woodward Avenue).
- Local traffic will be able to access northbound I-75 at 14 Mile Road.
Weather permitting, bridge beam setting and overpass demolition will require both directions of I-75 to be closed between M-102 (Eight Mile Road) and the I-75 Business Loop (Square Lake Road). The weekend closure is needed to allow crews to safely demolish the Stephenson Highway and Bellaire pedestrian bridges above I-75 and set bridge beams on the 11 Mile Road overpass.
The weekend closure will begin at 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, and ends by 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13. The southbound lanes will reopen by 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, to accommodate traffic heading to Ford Field.
During the closure, northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured west on 8 Mile Road to northbound M-1 (Woodward Avenue), then eastbound Square Lake Road back to northbound I-75. Traffic will be able to access northbound I-75 from 14 Mile Road and points north. Southbound I-75 traffic will use westbound Square Lake Road to southbound M-1, then eastbound 8 Mile Road back to southbound I-75.
Prior to the freeway closure, crews will begin closing ramps at 9 p.m. and start freeway lane closures at 10 p.m. All ramps to northbound I-75 will be closed from Davison Freeway to 12 Mile Road. All ramps to southbound I-75 will be closed from M-59 to 9 Mile Road.