Bridge work requires closing I-75 this weekend in Oakland County

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

Fast facts:
- I-75 will be closed between I-75 Business Loop (Square Lake Road) and M-102 (8 Mile Road) starting at 11 p.m. Friday. Southbound lanes will reopen by 8 a.m. Sunday; northbound lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.    
- During the closure, all traffic will be detoured to M-1 (Woodward Avenue).
- Local traffic will be able to access northbound I-75 at 14 Mile Road.      

September 8, 2021 -- Weather permitting, bridge beam setting and overpass demolition will require both directions of I-75 to be closed between M-102 (Eight Mile Road) and the I-75 Business Loop (Square Lake Road). The weekend closure is needed to allow crews to safely demolish the Stephenson Highway and Bellaire pedestrian bridges above I-75 and set bridge beams on the 11 Mile Road overpass.  

The weekend closure will begin at 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, and ends by 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13. The southbound lanes will reopen by 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, to accommodate traffic heading to Ford Field.

During the closure, northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured west on 8 Mile Road to northbound M-1 (Woodward Avenue), then eastbound Square Lake Road back to northbound I-75. Traffic will be able to access northbound I-75 from 14 Mile Road and points north. Southbound I-75 traffic will use westbound Square Lake Road to southbound M-1, then eastbound 8 Mile Road back to southbound I-75.

Prior to the freeway closure, crews will begin closing ramps at 9 p.m. and start freeway lane closures at 10 p.m. All ramps to northbound I-75 will be closed from Davison Freeway to 12 Mile Road. All ramps to southbound I-75 will be closed from M-59 to 9 Mile Road.     

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