I-75 modernization project in Oakland County scheduled to begin in mid-August

Contact: Rob Morosi, MDOT Office of Communications
Agency: Transportation

Fast facts:
- Two-year project to reconstruct both directions of I-75 between Coolidge Highway and South Boulevard will begin in mid-August.
- Included in the project will be the modernization of the Square Lake Road interchange.
- 2016 work will focus on rebuilding the northbound lanes and bridge work.   

July 19, 2016 -- The first project in the rebuilding of I-75 in Oakland County will begin in mid-August, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The two-year, $90.8 million investment between Coolidge Highway and South Boulevard will include reconstructing pavement, replacing bridges, and modernizing the Square Lake Road interchange.

Starting in mid-August, two lanes will be open in each direction of I-75 between Coolidge Highway and Squirrel Road in order to safely allow crews to construct temporary crossovers. In September, two-way traffic will share the southbound lanes to allow for the reconstruction of northbound I-75, along with bridge replacement at Adams, Square Lake and Squirrel roads. This pattern is expected to remain in place until mid-December, when all lanes of I-75 will open and traffic will be in its proper alignment.

Modernization of the Square Lake Road interchange involves replacing the left lane ramps at northbound I-75, and will continue throughout the winter months. This activity will not impact traffic. Reconstruction of the southbound lanes and further work at the Square Lake interchange will resume in April 2017.   

Follow I-75 modernization progress on the web at www.modernize75.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/modernize75 or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/modernize75.   

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