Installation of the Spring landscape plantings has been completed, although more activity through the summer will continue. During this time, the new vegetation will be maintained with appropriate and periodic watering, weed control, fertilization and other essential activities to sustain and maintain the health of the plants for long term viability. Planting in the summer is restricted due to lower survival rates associated with higher temperatures which would otherwise occur during the initial period of establishment. The installation of the Fall plantings is expected to resume in September.
Specific closures will be listed on the “Road Closures” page prior to the start of each week’s work. Click the following link to see a concept and rendering. Concept
Click the following link to see more about the concepts, timing, and benefits of plan. Tree Planting Plan
Click the following link to see the full press release. Press Release
Summer 2018 Tree Maintenance
Intermittent right shoulder closure on northbound I-75 from Coolidge Highway to South Blvd from June 1st to September 19th.
Intermittent right shoulder closure on southbound I-75 from Auburn Rd to Square Lake Rd from June 1st to September 19th.
Intermittent right shoulder closure on southbound I-75 from Square Lake Rd to Coolidge Highway from June 1st to September 19th.
The I-75 Modernization Project, introducing the first HOV lane in Michigan, has been accelerated. The orginal nine construction segments are now combined into three including Segment One, north of Coolidge Highway to north of South Boulevard, that was completed last year. The anticipated construction schedule for the remaining two segments is:
Segment Two: North of 13 Mile Road to north of Coolidge Highway with an expected start Spring 2019 to completion in Fall 2020
Segment Three: North of M-102 to north of 13 Mile Road with an expected start Spring 2020 to completion in Fall 2023
Improvements will include reconstruction of freeway pavement, interchanges and bridges, addition of a lane in each direction by enclosing the median, drainage improvements, aesthetics and noise walls where they meet Federal/State criteria. Two lanes will remain open on I-75 during construction, as was completed in Segment One.
To view a map of the construction segments click here
Tree Planting Progress
Northbound I-75 from Coolidge Highway to Square Lake Rd is close to completion except for shrubs. Almsot 400 trees planted! See photos of the progress here.