WEEKLY ALERTS

POSTED 05.25.18
6/1/18 - 9/19/18
Closures and Detours

Closures from of June 1, 2018 to September 19, 2018 for 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.


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The Modernize 75 widening and reconstruction project—in the planning and development stages for nearly 20 years—has started the tree replacements as promised, for the construction that was open to traffic last year.

THE GREAT NORTHERN CORRIDOR

  • Connects the Northern Tier to the nation's extensive rail network and economic centers throughout North America
  • Serves as the essential logistics channel for goods produced or consumed in the Northern Tier
  • Moved 964,000 units of consumer goods from ships to logistics parks and distribution centers throughout the country
  • Carried 221.3 million tons of freight in 2013
  • Connects with 13 ocean, river, lake and inland ports
  • Removed over 6 million long-haul trucks from the nation's highways
  • Supports an area with wind energy generation potential of over two million megawatts
  • Serves an area where more than 38 million people live and work

THE LATEST

05.25.18

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

Draft Schedule

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.

05.15.18

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

04.13.18

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.

The 2017 Traffic Plan for Managing your Commute
Square Lake Improvement
Square Lake Improvement


Modernize 75 Project Brochure PDF [449kb]   Mi Drive Interactive Map

A traffic and construction information resource center for driving Michigan roads.