Project Introduction

The I-75 Modernization Project will deliver the first High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane in Michigan.

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

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

Connecting families, business and regions across the state.

Rendering of a divergent diamond interchange

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

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

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

Project Updates

    Now Open

    Segment 2

    • Two lanes on northbound and southbound I-75 from north of 13 Mile Road to north of Coolidge Highway
    • Southbound I-75 Open Ramps
      • Exit to eastbound Big Beaver Road
    • Northbound I-75 Open Ramps
      • Entrance and exit to Rochester Road
      • Entrance and exit to Crooks Road/Corporate Drive

    Segment 3

    Open Ramps:

    • Two lanes on northbound and southbound I-75 from north of 13 Mile Road to north of Coolidge Highway
    • 8 Mile Ramp to Southbound I-75
    • I-75 and I-696 interchange ramps
      • Eastbound I-696 to northbound and southbound I-75
      • Westbound I-696 to northbound and southbound I-75
      • Southbound I-75 to eastbound and westbound I-696
    • All 11 Mile and I-75 Ramps
      • 11 Mile Ramps to northbound and southbound I-75
      • I-75 Ramps to 11 Mile Road
    • All 12 Mile and I-75 Ramps
      • 12 Mile  Ramps to northbound and southbound I-75
      • I-75 Ramps to 12 Mile Road

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

    Local Roads:

    Until reconstruction of the Meyers Ave, John R Road, and Woodwards Hgts bridges are complete, the overpasses crossing I-75 that will be open to traffic are:

        • 8 Mile Road
        • 9 Mile Road
        • Shevlin Ave

    Pedestrian Bridges:

        • Harry Ave (Opened 7/6/2020)
        • Highland Ave
        • Orchard Ave (to close late-July for demolition)
        • Browning Ave

    Closures

    Segment 2

    Lanes and Ramps:

    • Southbound I-75 Closed Ramps for 2020 construction
      • Entrance and exit to Crooks Road/Corporate Drive 
      • Exit to westbound Big Beaver Road 
      • Entrance from westbound Big Beaver Road
      • Entrance ramps to both northbound and southbound I-75 (through late-June)
      • Entrance from Rochester Road
      • Entrance from 14 Mile Road
    • Coolidge Highway will close from 12 am to 9 am on Thursday July, 9th to pour the bridge deck on I-75.
    • Northbound I-75 exit to 14 Mile will close starting at 9 am Tuesday, June 30th until early September for DDI construction.
    • Southbound I-75 exit to 14 Mile Road will close starting at 1 am Tuesday, June 30th until the end of July for DDI construction.
    • The southbound I-75 exits to Big Beaver and Rochester roads will close starting at 5 am on Saturday, May 9th for ramp reconstruction and recycling operations. The Big Beaver Road ramp is expected to be closed until mid-June and the Rochester Road ramp is expected to be closed until mid-August. 
    • 14 Mile Road entrance ramp to northbound I-75 is closed.
    • Livernois Road will have one lane open in each direction under I-75 for bridge work.
    • Long Lake Road will have one lane open in each direction for bridge work.
    • Big Beaver Road has one lane open in each direction under I-75 for bridge work.
    • Southbound Coolidge Highway is closed until the end of June.
    • Left lanes closed on northbound and southbound I-75 from 13 Mile Road to Coolidge Highway.  Two lanes remain open in each direction.
    • Northbound I-75 Big Beaver loop ramps - in preparation for the construction of the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) the westbound exit ramp and eastbound entrance ramps have been removed.  Motorists should exit to Big Beaver Road and use the nearest available crossover to go west on Big Beaver.  
    • Northbound I-75 to 14 Mile loop ramp - in preparation for the construction of the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) the northbound exit ramp to westbound 14 Mile Road has been removed.  Motorists should exit to 14 Mile Road.

    Segment 3

    Lanes and Ramps:

    • 9 Mile Road to northbound and southbound I-75
    • 8 Mile Road to northbound I-75
    • Northbound I-75 to I-696 westbound
    • Northbound I-75 to I-696 eastbound
    • Westbound M-102 (8 Mile Road) from Russell Avenue to N Chrysler Drive will also have a continuous single right lane closure Monday, July 13th, at 8 a.m. until Wednesday, August 12th at 5 a.m.
    • East and westbound intersections at the I-75 northbound Service Drive closed until 5 p.m. Friday, August 14th
      • George Avenue
      • Bernhard Avenue
      • Meyers Avenue
      • Pearl Avenue
      • Highland Avenue

    Bridges:

    • Meyers Ave (expected to open Early Sep)
    • Woodward Heights Blvd (expected to open late July)
    • John R Road East U-Turn to northbound I-75 and John R Road West U-Turn to southbound I-75. However, these bridges will not be rebuilt.  With the new configuration, these bridge are being permanently removed.
    • 9 Mile South U-turn to northbound I-75 will be removed.  With the new configuration, this bridge is being permanently removed.
    • John R Road (expected to open late Oct)

    Pedestrian Bridge:

    • Bernard Avenue Pedestrian bridge (expected to open early Oct)

    Service Drive:

      • The northbound I-75 Service Drive from 8 Mile Road to N of Bernhard Ave, will have a continuous total lane closure from Friday, July 10th, at 11 p.m. until Wednesday, August 12th at 5 a.m.  The closure includes associated side street approaches to facilitate necessary ramp construction.
      • Single left lane closure along northbound I-75 service drive from north of John R Road to Brockton Avenue near the I-696 interchange.

    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

    Open house meetings were held for Segment 2 on Thursday, February 20th and for Segment 3 on Thursday, February 13th.  For information on what was presented, please see the respective segment Resources and Links pages or Contact the segment you need information for. 

    No other public meetings/events currently scheduled.  Please check back for any upcoming meetings/events.

    Project Videos

    Video

    North of 8 Mile Road to 9 Mile Road (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 South of Meyers Avenue to John R Road Mar 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 South of Meyers Avenue to John R Road Apr 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    Meyers Bridge Demolition Feb 29 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 I-696 Interchange Tunnel Shaft Site Feb 3 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 Oakland County Freeway Improvements (With audio)

    Video

    I-75 Big Beaver Road Interchange Proposed DDI (No audio)

    Happening Now

    Posted

    Closure on Coolidge Highway to Pour Bridge Deck on I-75

    Weather permitting, crews will close Coolidge Highway from 12 am to 9 am on Thursday, July 9th to pour the new bridge deck.  The suggested alternate route during this closure for northbound Coolidge Highway is east on Long Lake Road, to north on Crooks Road, to west on Square Lake Road. For southbound Coolidge Highway the suggested alternate route is west on Square Lake Road, to south on Adams Road, to east on Long Lake Road.  Thank you for your patience.

    See full press release.

    Posted

    I-75 SEGMENT THREE LOCAL SERVICE DRIVE STARTING MONDAY, JULY 13TH

    The east and westbound I-75 Service Drive at Meyers Avenue will be closed continuously from 7 a.m. Monday, July 13th until 7 a.m. Monday, July 20th, for traffic signal foundation work.

    Posted

    I-75 SEGMENT THREE LOCAL SERVICE DRIVE CLOSURES THROUGH FRIDAY, AUGUST 14TH

    The following east and westbound intersections at the I-75 northbound Service Drive will be closed until 5 p.m. Friday, August 14th, to facilitate water main relocation and bridge construction.

    • George Avenue
    • Bernhard Avenue
    • Meyers Avenue
    • Pearl Avenue
    • Highland Avenue

    Posted

    I-75 SEGMENT THREE LOCAL SERVICE DRIVE AND ROAD CLOSURE STARTING MONDAY, JULY 13TH

    The northbound I-75 Service Drive from 8 Mile Road to N of Bernhard Avenue, will have a continuous total lane closure from Monday, July 13th, at 8 a.m. until Wednesday, August 12th at 5 a.m.  The closure includes associated side street approaches to facilitate necessary ramp construction.

    Westbound M-102 (8 Mile Road) from Russell Avenue to N Chrysler Drive will also have a continuous single right lane closure during this time.

    Posted

    Segment 3 2020 Tentative Bridge Construction Plan - UPDATED

    While road construction was considered an essential function during the stay-home order, there are many aspects of work on projects that were impacted due to COVID-19.  Due to these impacts, there have been changes to the estimated reopen dates of bridges between 8 Mile Rd. and I-696.  A list of the impacted bridges with new estimated time frames is below.  We have also updated the Tentative Bridge Construction Schedule for easy reference.  Road closures and lane restrictions in place for this bridge work will also be extended until these bridges are re-opened. 

    • Woodward Heights open late Jul 2020
    • Orchard Ave Pedestrian demo late Jul 2020; open late Oct 2020
    • 9 Mile Bridge 30 day closure beginning in Sep 2020
    • John R Road open early Sep 2020
    • Harry Ave Pedestrian OPEN
    • Meyers Ave open early Sep 2020
    • Bernhard Pedestrian demo early July 2020; open early Oct 2020

    Posted

    Harry Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Reopens!

    View across Harry Avenue Pedestrian bridge new walkway

    The Modernize 75 team is excited to announce the reopening of the Harry Avenue Pedestrian bridge! This bridge was closed and demolished in late February and has now reopened. Thank you to the neighbors of this project for your ongoing patience as the project gets closer to completion every day.  For more information and project updates, sign up for the Modernize 75 email notifications at www.Modernize75.com.

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