I-75 bridge work in Auburn Hills delayed until early December

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

Fast facts:
- Weather and unanticipated work have delayed repairs to the I-75 bridge over the Clinton River in Auburn Hills. 
- The delay will keep lanes closed in both directions of I-75 between Square Lake Road and University Drive.  
- The work is part of the ongoing bridge and road repair project between South Boulevard and Baldwin Road.

November 6, 2019 -- Due to a combination of weather delays and unanticipated work, repairs on the I-75 bridge over the Clinton River in Auburn Hills will require lane closures until early December. The current lane closures are between Square Lake Road and University Drive. In addition to the lane closures, the westbound M-59 ramp to southbound I-75 and the southbound I-75 ramp to eastbound M-59 will remain closed for safety.

Consistent rainfall in the spring and heavy rain events in the summer and fall have resulted in higher-than-normal water levels in the river. Because of this, additional design and construction work had to be put in place to repair the bridge's substructure and put in scour protection measures to ensure a proper fix.      

Crews are currently installing 36-inch pipes near the support piers to divert river water, allowing contractors access to the areas that need repair. Contractors are working multiple shifts and are not visible from the freeway.     

The overall I-75 project includes repairing 21 bridges between South Boulevard and Baldwin Road in Auburn Hills. Included in the work is resurfacing both directions of I-75 between South Boulevard and Giddings Road. The road work includes repairing the ramps at the Chrysler Drive and M-24 (Lapeer Road) interchanges.    

Learn more about the I-75 road and bridge repairs in Oakland County at www.Michigan.gov/MDOTProjects.