Preliminary work on segment two of I-75 modernization project wraps up today

Contact: Rob Morosi, MDOT Office of Communications, 248-483-5107
Agency: Transportation

Fast facts:

- Preliminary work included shoulder strengthening and constructing median crossovers for a 2019 traffic shift.

- This two-year project to reconstruct both directions of I-75 between Coolidge Highway and 13 Mile Road will begin in early spring 2019.

December 14, 2018 -- Preliminary work concluded today on the second segment of rebuilding I-75 in Oakland County. The Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) two-year, $224 million investment between Coolidge Highway and 13 Mile Road includes reconstructing pavement, replacing bridges and modernizing the freeway.

Preliminary work included widening and paving the shoulders of I-75 for an eventual traffic shift in 2019, putting all traffic on the southbound side of the freeway with two lanes open in each direction. In addition, crews constructed median crossovers at Corporate Drive and 14 Mile, Big Beaver, and Rochester roads to provide northbound traffic access to those local roads for much of the time during 2019 construction.  

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