Preliminary work for segment two of I-75 modernization project in Oakland County begins Monday, Oct. 15

Contact: Jeff Cranson, MDOT Director of Communications
Agency: Transportation

Fast facts:

  • Preliminary work includes shoulder work and constructing median crossovers for a 2019 traffic shift.
  • Intermittent lane closures are required to safely accomplish this work.
  • This two-year project to reconstruct both directions of I-75 between Coolidge Highway and 13 Mile Road will begin in early spring 2019.

October 11, 2018 -- Preliminary work is expected to begin this week on the second segment of rebuilding I-75 in Oakland County. The Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) two-year, $224 million investment between Coolidge Highway and 13 Mile Road includes reconstructing pavement, replacing bridges and modernizing the freeway.

Preliminary work will begin with crews widening and paving the shoulders for an eventual traffic shift in 2019, putting all traffic on the southbound side of the freeway with two lanes open in each direction. This work will require intermittent single-lane closures on I-75 at various locations and is expected to be completed in mid-December.

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