Reminder: Segment 3 of the I-75 modernization project in Oakland County begins Sunday, Aug. 11

Contact: Rob Morosi, MDOT Office of Communications, MorosiR@Michigan.gov, 248-483-5107
Agency: Transportation

Fast facts:
- Segment 3 involves rebuilding more than 5 miles of I-75 between 8 Mile and 13 Mile roads.
- In 2019, prep work will require continuous lane and ramp closures with two lanes open in each direction during peak travel times.
- Prep work is expected to wrap up in November, allowing all lanes and ramps to remain open during the winter months.  

August 7, 2019 -- Weather permitting, work on segment 3 of the I-75 modernization project in Oakland County will begin on Sunday, Aug. 11. Initially, the construction impacts will begin on the southbound lanes from 11 Mile to 8 Mile roads as crews begin preparations for a multi-year project to rebuild more than 5 miles of pavement, replace 22 bridges, construct retaining walls, and install new drainage infrastructure.

Starting at 3 p.m. Aug. 11, the right lane of southbound I-75 will be closed from 13 Mile to 8 Mile roads in order for crews to widen the shoulder for an eventual traffic shift. In addition to the single-lane closure, crews will close the following ramps:

  • Westbound I-696 ramp to southbound I-75,
  • Southbound I-75 exit to 8 Mile Road,
  • Southbound I-75 exit to 9 Mile Road,
  • 9 Mile Road entrance ramp to southbound I-75.

Other 2019 work includes the construction of temporary median crossovers, the removal of the Dallas Road overpass above I-75, and work on the northbound service drive.        

In 2020, all I-75 traffic will be on the southbound side of the freeway between 11 Mile and 8 Mile roads with two lanes open in each direction separated by a temporary concrete barrier. This will allow for the rebuilding of the northbound lanes from 8 Mile Road to I-696, along with all northbound ramps, retaining walls and portions of the northbound service drive.