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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2020


CONTACT: Rob Morosi, MDOT Office of Communications, [email protected]


Road and bridge construction require closing

I-75 this weekend in Oakland County


Fast facts:

            – Bridge beam setting and road work requires closing I-75 between M-102 (Eight Mile Road) and I-75 Business Loop (Square Lake Road) this weekend.

            – During the closure, all traffic will be detoured to M-1 (Woodward Avenue).

            – The freeway closure begins at 11 p.m. Friday May 1 and ends by 5 a.m. Monday, May 4.


April 30, 2020 — Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be setting bridge beams on Woodward Heights Boulevard and the Harry Avenue pedestrian bridge over I-75 and performing road work this weekend. This will require closing northbound and southbound I-75 between M-102 (Eight Mile Road) and the I-75 Business Loop (Square Lake Road) beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, May 1. Both directions of I-75 are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, May 4.


During this closure, northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured via westbound M-102 (Eight Mile Road), northbound M-1 (Woodward Avenue), and eastbound Square Lake Road back to northbound I-75. All northbound entrance ramps to I-75 from M-8 (Davison Freeway) to Adams Road will be closed beginning at 9 p.m. Friday and will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.


Southbound I-75 traffic will be detoured via westbound Square Lake Road, southbound M-1, and eastbound M-102 back to southbound I-75. All entrance ramps to southbound I-75 from M-59 to Nine Mile Road will be closed starting at 9 p.m. Friday and will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.


I-75 ramps that are already closed due to the current construction configuration will remain closed after the freeway opens.


Due to the size and complexity of the overpass work, northbound and southbound I-75 are scheduled to be closed an additional weekend in May to set beams on John R. Road and Meyers Avenue. The next closure will be announced when the weekend is determined.


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ESSENTIAL WORK: This road construction project is an essential function. Transportation workers in the field follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines to limit their risk of getting sick.