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I-75 weekend closure for emergency pull-off construction in northern Oakland County begins June 21

VILLAGE OF CLARKSTON, Mich. ­- As part of the I-75 project between M-15 (Ortonville Road) and the Oakland/Genesee county line, crews will be building emergency pull-off areas for northbound I-75 traffic in the I-75 median, requiring several weekend closures. The first closure begins 9 p.m. Friday, June 21, through 5 a.m. Monday, June 24, with northbound I-75 closed from US-24 (Exit 93) to Saginaw Road (Exit 106). This work is weather dependent.

Northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured via northbound US-24 (Dixie Highway) (Exit 93) in the village of Clarkston and continue north to I-75 in Genesee County.

The expected completion date for this portion of the project is late fall.

Funding for this project is made possible by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Rebuilding Michigan program to rebuild the state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic. The investment strategy is aimed at fixes that result in longer useful lives and improve the condition of the state's infrastructure.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing approximately $160 million to resurface and repair I-75 from M-15 (Ortonville Road) to the Oakland/Genesee county line. This project includes resurfacing I-75, repairing 11 bridges, drainage improvements, culvert replacements, signs, and guardrail. Various work will be performed in different locations with different schedules throughout the 15 miles over four years.

Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 1,936 jobs.

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