MDOT awards contract for next segment of the I-75 modernization project in Oakland County

Contact: Rob Morosi, MDOT Office of Communications,
 MorosiR@michigan.gov
248-483-5107
Agency: Transportation

July 24, 2018 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) today announced the design-build team led by Walsh-Toebe construction has been awarded the contract for next segment of the overall I-75 modernization project in Oakland County.

Segment two will involve reconstructing more than 8 miles of pavement, replacing 18 structures, upgrading drainage, constructing community-developed aesthetics and noise walls, and continuing construction of the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes between Coolidge Highway and 13 Mile Road. Preliminary work on the $224 million project is expected later this fall, with the rebuilding taking place in 2019 and 2020.

During construction, it is expected that two lanes of I-75 will be open in each direction via traffic shifts, similar to the first segment of construction in 2016-2017. Additional details regarding the timing of bridge work, impacts on ramps and interchanges, and overall maintaining of the traffic schedule will be made available as design progresses.

The entire I-75 modernization project involves rebuilding approximately 18 miles of pavement, replacing bridges, adding an HOV lane in each direction, and bringing the freeway up to current design standards from north of M-102 (Eight Mile Road) to South Boulevard.

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