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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2023
I-75 weekend closures for culvert work in northern Oakland County begin Oct. 20
VILLAGE OF CLARKSTON, Mich. – Bridge and road work continues along the I-75 project between M-15 (Ortonville Road) and the Oakland/Genesee county line, with an expected completion date of that work in early November.
Additional culvert work in seven locations of northbound and southbound I-75 requires multiple weekend closures through late November/early December, depending on the weather.
Crews will be cutting open portions of I-75 to work on culverts 10 to 20 feet below the freeway, which will require closing the freeway and detouring traffic onto Dixie Highway. Only one direction of the freeway will be closed at a time with the opposite direction having one lane open.
The first weekend of this culvert work will be from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, through 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, with northbound I-75 closed from US-24 (Exit 93) to Saginaw Road (Exit 106). Northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured via US-24 (Dixie Highway) (Exit 93) from the village of Clarkston and continue north to I-75 in Genesee County.
Southbound I-75 traffic will be detoured in Grand Blanc Township and exit at Dixie Highway/Saginaw Road (Exit 106), continuing on Dixie Highway to I-75 in Oakland County.
Additional planned weekend closures (more may be added, as needed):
- 27 – 30
Southbound I-75 will be closed from Saginaw Road (Exit 106) to US-24 (Dixie Highway).
Northbound I-75 will have one lane open from US-24 (Dixie Highway) to East Holly Road.
- 3 – 6
Northbound I-75 will be closed from US-24 (Dixie Highway) to Dixie Highway (Genesee County).
Southbound I-75 will have one lane open from Dixie Highway (Genesee County) to East Holly Road.
- 10 – 13
Southbound I-75 will be closed from Dixie Highway (Genesee County) to East Holly Road.
Northbound I-75 will have one lane open from East Holly Road to Dixie Highway (Genesee County).
Below is a list of current closures for bridge repairs:
- I-75 has one lane open in each direction under Rattalee Lake Road.
- I-75 has two lanes open in each direction from Baldwin Road (Genesee County) to Clarkston Road.
- East Holly Road has one lane open over I-75.
- Lahring Road is closed over I-75.
- Grange Hall Road has reopened over I-75.
- Davisburg Road has reopened over I-75.
- Holcomb Road has reopened over I-75.
- Belford Road has reopened over I-75.
- Rattalee Lake Road has opened over I-75.
All bridges are expected to reopen by Oct. 31, with this year’s work ending in late November. Crews will return in the spring.
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 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.