MDOT closing Livernois Road under I-75 this weekend for bridge demolition in Oakland County

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

Fast facts:
- Segment 2 of the I-75 modernization project involves improving 18 bridges over a two-year period.
- Starting Friday night, crews will be demolishing northbound I-75 bridge over Livernois Road.
- Livernois Road will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday, April 22.

April 17, 2019 -- Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contracting crews will be closing both directions of Livernois Road under I-75 for bridge demolition starting at 10 p.m. Friday, April 19. The closure is needed for demolishing the northbound I-75 bridge over Livernois Road. Currently, both directions of I-75 have two lanes open with all traffic using the southbound side of the freeway, separated by a temporary concrete barrier. This configuration will allow for the northbound lanes and bridges to be reconstructed this year and is expected to remain in place until late November. This weekend's closure will not impact traffic on I-75.  

The posted detour for northbound and southbound Livernois Road includes Big Beaver, Crooks and Maple roads. Both directions of Livernois Road will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, April 22.

This $224 million project involves reconstructing more than 8 miles of pavement, improving 18 structures, upgrading drainage, constructing community-developed aesthetics and federally approved noise walls, and continuing construction of the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes between Coolidge Highway and 13 Mile Road.

The entire I-75 modernization project involves rebuilding approximately 18 miles of pavement, replacing bridges, adding an HOV lane in each direction, and bringing the freeway up to current design standards from north of M-102 (Eight Mile Road) to South Boulevard.

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