WEEKLY ALERTS

POSTED 05.18.18
5/21/18 - 5/26/18
Closures and Detours

Closures for the week of May 21, 2018 to May 26, 2018 for tree plantings:

  • Right shoulder closure on northbound I-75 from Adams Rd to Squirrel Rd, including on ramp, from May 2, 2018 to May 25, 2018
  • Right shoulder closure on southbound I-75 from Square Lake to Squirrel Rd, from May 14, 2018 to May 25, 2018


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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

05.15.18

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

05.10.18

The tree replacements are planned to get started soon, weather dependent. We will be planting thousands of trees and shrubs as promised. The expected traffic impacts are minimal, as we are still planning to be the least intrusive as possible to motorists and stakeholders.  There will be intermittent and off peak, one lane closures only.

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

Spring 2018 Tree Planting

Draft Schedule – Depending on Weather

Approximate start date of April 9, 2018 to April 18, 2018 from I-75 N Coolidge to Square Lake and will include approximately 339 plant, shrub and tree material

Approximate start date of April 12, 2018 to May 25, 2018 from I-75N Squirrel to South Boulevard and will include approximately 226 plant, shrub and tree material

Approximate start date of April 9, 2018 to April 27, 2018 from I-75S Auburn to Square Lake and will include approximately 906 plant, shrub and tree material

 Approximate start date of April 18, 2018 to May 4, 2018 from I-75N Squirrel to South Boulevard and will include approximately 293 plant, shrub and tree material

Approximate start date of April 27, 2018 to May 8, 2018 from I-75S Squirrel to Coolidge and will include approximately 586 plant, shrub and tree material

Approximate start date of May 2, 2018 to May 25, 2018 from I-75N Adams to Squirrel and will include the treatment of non-native vegetation after emergence, and approximately 253 plant, shrub and tree material with seed for wildflowers

Approximate start date of May 8, 2018 to May 25, 2018 from the business loop to I-75S Squirrel and will include the treatment of non-native vegetation after emergence, and approximately 391 plant, shrub and tree material with seed for wildflowers

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.