Rebuilding of northbound I-75 ramps to Big Beaver Road starts Monday in Oakland County

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

Fast facts:
- Crews will close the northbound I-75 ramps to Big Beaver Road on Monday, Sept 30.  
- During the ramp closure, northbound traffic will be directed to use the Corporate Drive/Crooks Road exit.  
- The ramp reconstruction is expected to take 30 days.

September 27, 2019 -- Weather permitting, crews will close the northbound I-75 ramp to Big Beaver Road at 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, for reconstruction. During the ramp closure, northbound traffic will be directed to use the Corporate Drive/Crooks Road exit ramp. A detour will be posted for drivers back to Big Beaver Road. Currently, all I-75 traffic is using the southbound side of the freeway between 13 Mile Road and Coolidge Highway with temporary exits for northbound drivers at 14 Mile Road, Big Beaver Road and Corporate Drive/Crooks Road.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, crews will close both directions of Big Beaver Road under I-75 to set bridge beams on the northbound side of the freeway. I-75 traffic will not be impacted at this time. During the closure of Big Beaver Road, the suggested alternate route uses Livernois, Maple and Crooks roads. Big Beaver Road will reopen to traffic under I-75 at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2.   

This $224 million project involves reconstructing more than 8 miles of pavement, improving 18 structures, upgrading drainage, constructing community-developed aesthetics and federally approved noise walls, and continuing construction of an additional travel lane between Coolidge Highway and 13 Mile Road.  

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.