Surface treatment application requires closing a portion of I-75 this weekend in Oakland County

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

Fast facts:
- Northbound I-75 will be closed from 14 Mile to Big Beaver roads, while southbound I-75 will be closed from Big Beaver to Rochester roads.  
- The closures begin 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, and end by 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29.
- The closures are needed to apply high-friction surface treatment to the sections of I-75 damaged during the July 12 tanker fire.      

August 26, 2021 -- Weather permitting, the application of a high-friction surface treatment will require crews to close a portion of northbound and southbound I-75 in Oakland County. Northbound I-75 will be closed from 14 Mile to Big Beaver roads, while southbound I-75 will be closed from Big Beaver to Rochester roads.   

The weekend closures will begin at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, and end by 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29.             During the closures, northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured east on 14 Mile Road to northbound John R. Road, then westbound Big Beaver Road back to northbound I-75. In addition, the ramps at 12 Mile, 14 Mile and Rochester roads to northbound I-75 will be closed.

Southbound I-75 traffic will be detoured via eastbound Big Beaver Road to southbound Rochester Road back to southbound I-75. The Big Beaver Road ramp to southbound I-75 will be closed.

High-friction surface treatment is an epoxy-based product designed to improve traction for vehicles around the I-75 curve at Big Beaver Road. Epoxy will also be placed on the northbound I-75 bridge over 14 Mile Road.      

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