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Removing traffic shift requires closing a portion of I-75 in Oakland County this weekend
July 19, 2023
- I-75 will be closed between I-696 and I-75 Business Loop (Square Lake Road) starting Friday night.
- Local traffic will be able to enter northbound I-75 at 14 Mile, Rochester, Big Beaver, and Crooks roads.
- By 5 a.m. Monday, southbound traffic will be on its normal alignment and crews will reopen the southbound I-75 exit to eastbound and westbound I-696.
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. - Weather permitting, I-75 will be closed in both directions between I-696 and the I-75 Business Loop (Square Lake Road) to remove the existing traffic shift. Currently, both directions of I-75 share the northbound lanes between I-696 and 13 Mile Road.
The freeway closure will begin at 11 p.m. Friday, July 21. Prior to this closure, crews will start closing ramps at 9 p.m. All ramps to northbound I-75 will be closed from I-696 to 14 Mile Road. All ramps to southbound I-75 will be closed from M-59 to 11 Mile Road. By 5 a.m. Monday, July 24, southbound I-75 will be on its normal alignment with two lanes open from 13 Mile Road to I-696. In addition, the southbound I-75 ramp to eastbound and westbound I-696 will open to traffic.
During the closure, northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured west on I-696 to northbound M-1 (Woodward Avenue), then eastbound Square Lake Road back to northbound I-75. Entrance ramps to northbound I-75 will remain open from 14 Mile Road to Crooks Road/Corporate Drive for local traffic. Northbound I-75 will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, July 24, with two lanes open from 9 Mile to 13 Mile roads.
Southbound I-75 traffic will use westbound Square Lake Road to southbound M-1, then eastbound I-696 back to southbound I-75.