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Changes coming to I-75 modernization project in Oakland County this weekend

Fast facts:

  • The ongoing rebuilding of I-75 in Oakland County enters another stage this weekend, with crews closing the southbound I-75 exit ramp to 11 Mile Road and the 11 Mile Road entrance ramp to southbound I-75.
  • A weekend closure is needed for the southbound I-75 exit to eastbound and westbound I-696. 
  • By 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, crews will reopen the southbound I-75 exit ramp to 12 Mile Road, and the 12 Mile Road entrance ramp to southbound I-75.

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. ­- Changes are coming to the ongoing I-75 modernization project this weekend, with two ramps closing, two ramps reopening, and a closure of the southbound I-75 ramps to eastbound and westbound I-696.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, crews will close the southbound I-75 ramps to and from 11 Mile Road. In addition, the southbound service drive will close from north of Gardenia Avenue to I-696. The closures are needed to allow the City of Royal Oak to install a new watermain under the southbound service drive and will remain in place until Sept. 1, 2023. 

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 and ending by 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, the southbound I-75 exit to eastbound and westbound I-696 will be closed. The closure is needed to allow crews to prep the area for retaining wall construction. In addition, the right lane of southbound I-75 will be closed from Lincoln Avenue to I-696. At 5 a.m. Monday, the two-lane ramp will have a single-lane closed until late February 2023. During the single-lane closure, access will be maintained to eastbound and westbound I-696.

By 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, both directions of 12 Mile Road under I-75 will reopen. In addition, crews will reopen the southbound I-75 exit ramp and the 12 Mile Road entrance ramp to southbound I-75. The northbound I-75 ramps to and from 12 Mile Road are expected to reopen in mid-November. In late February 2023, 12 Mile Road will be closed under I-75, along with the southbound ramps, to allow for the building of the southbound I-75 bridge over 12 Mile Road.   

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