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MDOT closing Rochester Road under I-75 this weekend for bridge demolition in Oakland County

Fast facts:
- Starting Friday morning, crews will be demolishing the southbound I-75 bridge over Rochester Road.
- I-75 traffic will not be impacted by this closure. Rochester Road will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday, April 20.  
- Ramps at Rochester Road to and from northbound I-75 will be closed over the weekend for safety.   

April 16, 2020 -- Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contracting crews will be closing both directions of Rochester Road under I-75 for bridge demolition starting at 9 a.m. Friday, April 17. The closure is needed for demolishing the southbound I-75 freeway bridge over Rochester Road.

Currently, both directions of I-75 have two lanes open with all traffic using the northbound side of the freeway separated by a temporary concrete barrier. This configuration will allow for the southbound lanes and bridges to be reconstructed this year. This weekend's closure will not impact traffic on I-75. Rochester Road will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, April 20.   

The posted detours for northbound and southbound Rochester Road include Maple, Livernois, and Big Beaver roads.  

In addition, crews will be closing the northbound I-75 exit to Rochester Road, and the Rochester Road entrance ramps to northbound I-75. Northbound I-75 traffic will exit at 14 Mile Road, then use John R., Maple, Livernois and Big Beaver roads back to Rochester Road.

Rochester Road traffic north of the I-75 interchange will use Big Beaver Road to northbound I-75. South of the interchange, traffic will use Maple and Crooks roads and enter northbound I-75 from Corporate Drive. All ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, April 20.

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