WEEKLY ALERTS

POSTED 04.22.18
4/22/18 - 4/28/18
Closures and Detours

Closures for the week of April 22, 2018 to April 28, 2018 for tree plantings:

  • Right shoulder closure on southbound I-75 from Auburn Rd to Square Lake Rd, including the exit ramp, from March 28, 2018 to April 27, 2018
  • Left shoulder closure on northbound I-75 on ramp from Square Lake Rd  to South Blvd, from April 20, 2018 to May 2, 2018
  • Right shoulder closure on northbound I-75 from Squirrel Rd to South Blvd, from April 20, 2018 to May 2, 2018 
  • Single right lane closure on northbound I-75 from Squirrel Rd to South Blvd, on April 23rd from 9am to 3pm for unloading of trees
  • Single right lane closure on northbound I-75 from Squirrel Rd to South Blvd, including exit ramp, on April 24th from 9am to 3pm for unloading of trees
  • Right shoulder closure on southbound I-75 from Squirrel Rd to Coolidge Highway, from April 27, 2018 to May 8, 2018
  • Right shoulder closure on northbound I-75 from Adams Rd on ramp to Squirrel Rd, from April 23, 2018 to April 27, 2018
  • Right shoulder closure on southbound I-75 from Square Lake Rd to Squirrel Rd, from April 23, 208 to April 27, 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

04.16.18

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 8, 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 899 plant, shrub and tree material

 Approximate start date of April 18, 2018 to May 2, 2018 from I-75N Squirrel to South Boulevard and will include approximately 292 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 399 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

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