Project Introduction

Aerial photo of a diverging diamond interchange

The diverging diamond interchange (DDI) design will modernize the Big Beaver, 14 Mile, and 12 Mile Road interchanges and improve both vehicle and pedestrian safety.

Photo of bridge reconstruction

Accelerated project construction will get Michigan moving smarter, safer, sooner.

Aerial photo of Square Lake Road Interchange

Sustainable transportation across the state is vital to Michigan’s quality of life and economy.

Aerial photo of sunset over trees in a neighborhood

Connecting families, business and regions across the state.

Ground level looking up at a transportation system pole instillation

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technology will monitor real-time traffic conditions along the I-75 corridor.

Aerial photo of the I-696 Shaft Launch site

A new tunnel will collect stormwater drainage from the corridor to support safe travel.

Project Updates

    Now Open

    Segment 3

    Freeway

    • I-75 between 8 Mile Road (M-102) and 13 Mile Road now have three lanes open in each direction.

    Bridges

    • Lincoln Avenue over I-75 
    • Gardenia Avenue over I-75 
    • Shevlin Avenue over I-75 

    Ramps 

    • 9 Mile Road to northbound and southbound I-75
    • I-696 eastbound and westbound to northbound and southbound I-75
    • 11 Mile Road to and from northbound I-75
      • 11 Mile Road to/from southbound I-75 will remain closed through fall 2023
    • 12 Mile Road to/from northbound and southbound I-75
    • 14 Mile Road to northbound and southbound I-75

    You can also use the interactive map on the MDOT MiDrive site (https://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/MiDrive/map) to see open/closed ramps.

    Closures

    Segment 1

    • The southbound shoulder as well as one lane of northbound I-75 will remain closed through early June as crews do additional barrier wall work between M-59 and Square Lake Road. Three lanes will remain open in both directions during this time.

    Segment 3

    Lanes:

      • Northbound and southbound I-75 from 8 Mile Road to 12 Mile Road will have single left lane moving closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8.  A right lane moving closure will then take place on Friday, February 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Two lanes will remain open as crews sweep the shoulders.

    Ramps:

        • Southbound I-75 access to I-696 will be closed on Monday, January 30th until 3:00 p.m. as crews make repairs caused in a motor vehicle accident over the weekend.
        • 11 Mile Road to/from southbound I-75 will be closed through Fall 2023
        • Southbound I-75 ramp to I-696 will have one lane closed until late February 2023
        • Northbound I-75 exit to 12 Mile Road will close starting at 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23 through late February.

    Service Drive:

        • Southbound service drive from 11 Mile Road to the I-696 Interchange will be closed through Fall 2023.

    **Note, all work is weather dependent, and dates/times are subject to change.

    You can also use the interactive map on the MDOT MiDrive site (https://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/MiDrive/map) to see open/closed ramps. 

    Nearby Projects

    The following projects are not part of the I-75 Modernization project, however are in adjacent areas.

    Nearby MDOT Projects:

    Nearby Local City and Agency Projects:

    Announcements

    Virtual public open house Feb. 8 

    The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Oakland Corridor Partners (OCP) invite the public to attend a virtual open house regarding the 2023 work schedule for Segment 3 of the ongoing I-75 modernization project in Oakland County. During this virtual event, there will be a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer session.    

    Who: 

    • MDOT staff and project consultants 
    • OCP staff 
    • Interested residents and local stakeholders 

    When: 

    • Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 
    • 6-7 p.m. 
    • Project team presentation 6:05-6:20 p.m. 

    Where: 

    Zoom virtual public meeting  

    • Passcode: 130155 
    • To join by phone without using Internet, call toll free: 309-205-3325 
    • Webinar ID: 810 4458 8858 
    • Passcode: 130155 

    Press Release

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    Project Videos

    Video

    Segment 3 - 2022 Construction Year in Review video

    Video

    North of I-696 to North of 13 Mile Road Flyover – December 2022

    Video

    I-75/I-696 “Braid” Ramp Video – November 2022

    Video

    TBM Breakthrough – September 2022

    Video

    12 Mile Road Diverging Diamond Interchange Flyover – October 2022

    Video

    11 Mile Demo Time Lapse Video - July 2021

    Video

    Meyers Bridge Demolition Feb 29 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 Oakland County Freeway Improvements (With audio)

    Happening Now

    Posted

    NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND I-75 LANE CLOSURES WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY

    CORRECTED: Weather permitting, northbound and southbound I-75 from 8 Mile Road to 12 Mile Road will have single left lane moving closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8.  A right lane moving closure will then take place on Friday, February 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Two lanes will remain open as crews sweep the shoulders.

    Posted

    Virtual public open house Feb. 8 to discuss I-75 modernization project in Oakland County

    The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Oakland Corridor Partners (OCP) invite the public to attend a virtual open house regarding the 2023 work schedule for Segment 3 of the ongoing I-75 modernization project in Oakland County. During this virtual event, there will be a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer session.    

    Who: 

    • MDOT staff and project consultants
    • OCP staff
    • Interested residents and local stakeholders

    When: 

    • Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023
    • 6-7 p.m.
    • Project team presentation 6:05-6:20 p.m.

    Where: 

    • Zoom virtual public meeting  
    • Passcode: 130155
    • To join by phone without using Internet, call toll free: 309-205-3325
    • Webinar ID: 810 4458 8858 
    • Passcode: 130155

    Accessibility: 

    Attendees who require mobility, visual, hearing, written or other assistance for effective participation should contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or CurryO@Michigan.govpreferably at least five business days prior to the scheduled meeting. Forms are located on the Title VI webpagehttps://www.Michigan.gov/MDOT/Programs/Title-VIRequests made after this timeframe will be evaluated and honored to the extent possible. 

    Project information: 

    Segment 3 of the I-75 modernization project is a multi-year rebuilding effort on more than 5 miles of pavement, replacing bridges, installing retaining and noise walls, and building a state-of-the-art drainage tunnel between M-102 (Eight Mile Road) and 13 Mile Road.  

     
    In 2023, crews will rebuild the southbound lanes from 13 Mile Road to I-696.  

    Press Release 

    Posted

    2022 Construction Year in Review video

    The I-75 Modernization Project Segment 3 construction began in 2019, with preparations beginning much earlier. The work in this segment has impacted the local community and those who commute the corridor, but the improvements from this project have been monumental.    

    In this video, we take a look at the work accomplished in 2022 as we journey through footage originally shot in 2011, comparing it to new footage showing the improvements at the improved I-75/I-696 interchange. Not only were the roadway and bridges improved in this area, but also a "braid" ramp was built that separates I-696 motorists headed to northbound I-75 over exiting northbound I-75 traffic to 11 Mile Road. We then journey through some footage showing the rebuilt Lincoln Avenue bridge, work near 11 Mile Road, and Gardenia Avenue. Finally, we reach the dramatic difference at the 12 Mile Road interchange with the newly built diverging diamond interchange, and finally the rebuilt bridge over 13 Mile Road.    

    While we understand the impact this work has on the residents and commuters, it is important to also acknowledge the great improvements.    

    We thank you for your continued patience and encourage you to follow along as we approach the 2023 construction season. Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for updates.     

    Posted

    Northbound I-75 exit ramp to 12 Mile Road closes Monday morning in Oakland County

    Fast facts: 

    • Crews will close the northbound I-75 exit ramp to 12 Mile Road at 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23.      
    • The ramp closure is needed to allow crews to safely install foundations for a sound wall.   
    • Traffic can use the northbound I-75 exit to 11 Mile Road and northbound John R. Road to access 12 Mile Road.        

    Starting at 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, crews will close the northbound I-75 exit to 12 Mile Road. The ramp closure is needed to allow crews to safely begin the work to install a new soundwall.  

    The exit ramp to 12 Mile Road will remain closed until late February. When the 12 Mile Road ramp closes, traffic can use the northbound I-75 exit to 11 Mile Road, then eastbound 11 Mile Road to northbound John R. Road to access 12 Mile Road.   

    We thank you for your continued patience. Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for updates.   

    Posted

    North of I-696 to North of 13 Mile Road Flyover – December 2022

    Here is our December flyover with great views of the rebuilt northbound I-75 freeway lanes, ramps, and service drive.  In addition, you can see the progress along the southbound service drive/Stephenson Highway as crews work to install a new City of Royal Oak watermain and rebuild the southbound I-75 service drive.  

    We thank you for your continued patience and encourage you to follow along as we approach the 2023 construction season updates.  Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for updates.   

    Modernize 75 Social and Community Engagement

    Community Poll

    Which part of the modernization project would you like to see more information on?