Project Introduction

Aerial photo of a diverging diamond interchange

The diverging diamond interchange (DDI) design will modernize the Big Beaver and 14 Mile Road interchanges and improve both vehicle and pedestrian safety.

Photo of bridge reconstruction

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

Aerial photo of Square Lake Road Interchange

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

Aerial photo of sunset over trees in a neighborhood

Connecting families, business and regions across the state.

Ground level looking up at a transportation system pole instillation

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

Aerial photo of the I-696 Shaft Launch site

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

Project Updates

    Now Open

    Segment 2

    Freeway:

        • I-75 has three lanes open in each direction from Coolidge Highway to 14 Mile Road with the exception of intermittent lane restrictions for punchlist work. 

    Local Roads:

        • DDI’s at Big Beaver Road and 14 Mile Road interchanges are fully opened to motorists and pedestrians.

    Segment 3

    Freeway:

        • I-75 has two lanes open in each direction from 8 Mile Road to 13 Mile Roads

    Open Ramps:

        • Entrance ramp to Southbound I-75 at 8 Mile Road
        • Exit ramp from Northbound I-75 at 8 Mile and 9 Mile Roads
        • Exit ramp from Eastbound and Westbound I-696 to Northbound I-75
        • I-75 northbound ramps to eastbound and westbound I-696

    Pedestrian Bridges:

        • Highland Avenue (Opened August 2021)
        • Browning Avenue (Opened July 2021)
        • Orchard Avenue (Opened 2020)
        • Harry Avenue (Opened 2020)
        • Bernhard Avenue (Opened 2020)

    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.

    Closures

    Segment 2

    Lanes and Ramps:

    • I-75 has three lanes open in each direction from Coolidge Highway to 13 Mile Road with the exception of intermittent lane restrictions for punchlist work. 

    Segment 3

    Freeway:

    • I-75 has two lanes closed in each direction from just south of 8 Mile to just north of 13 Mile roads through November 2021.
    • Southbound I-75 from 13 Mile Road to I-696 will have a double lane closure Saturday, October 16th, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Lanes and Ramps:

    • Eastbound and westbound I-696 ramps to southbound I-75 - closed through November 2021.
    • All exit ramps along southbound I-75 from south of I-696 to 8 Mile Road - closed through November 2021.
    • All ramps at the I-75/11 Mile Road interchange will be closed, through November 2021. 

    Service Drive:

      • Northbound service drive from Shevlin Avenue to Mahan Avenue and access from local roads in this area - closed through November 2021
      • Southbound service drive from Dallas Ave to Mapledale Road, Woodward Heights to Brekenridge Avenue, and 9 Mile to 8 Mile Roads will have a complete closure through November 2021.  Access from local streets in this area will also be impacted.
      • Northbound service drive from Baxter Avenue to Forest Street will remain closed through February 2022 as crews work on the ground settlement area.

    Local Roads:

      • Stephenson Highway Crossover Bridge is now closed permanently. 
      • Starting Monday, March 8th, 13 Mile Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction as crews rebuild the bridge.  All lanes are expected to reopen in early October 2021.
      • Dallas Avenue/Hilton Road to Mapledale Avenue access to southbound service drive - closed through November 2021.
      • Woodward Heights to Breckenridge Avenue access to southbound service drive - closed through November 2021.
      • Both directions of 11 Mile Road are closed to through-traffic between Campbell-Hilton and John R. roads. One lane will be open in each direction for residential and business traffic between Campbell-Hilton Road and the southbound service drive on the west side of the freeway, and between John R. Road and the northbound service drive on the east side of I-75.  This closure will be in place through November 2021.

    Pedestrian Bridges:

      • Bellaire Avenue Pedestrian Bridge

    **Note, all work is weather dependent and dates/times are subject to change.

    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.

    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

    MDOT and OCP virtual public meeting was held on June 17, 2021 to discuss 12 Mile Road/I-75 interchange in Oakland County.  Slides, reference information, and a recording of the presenation are posted in the Segment 3 Resources page.

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    Attention residents of the City of Troy and motorists who use the Big Beaver or 14 Mile Road Interchanges:

    Big Beaver and 14 Mile Road DDI Updates (4/13/2021)

    The Big Beaver Road DDI is progressing as crews have restrictions in place to install the ADA ramps for pedestrians within the interchange.  Once complete, the interchange will be safer for all!   

    The left lane of eastbound and westbound 14 Mile Road will remain closed east of I-75 through mid-summer as crews await equipment arrival to complete the required signal installation and open all lanes.  

    DDI’s are a safer option for both motorists and pedestrians. To learn more about DDI’s including how to navigate them please visit our Project Highlights - DDI Edition page under “Travel I-75”.   Stay up-to-date with information about the project by signing for email blasts or following our social media channels.

    Project Videos

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    Bellaire Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Progress Video – Aug 2021

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    8 Mile Road to Shevlin Avenue Flyover – August 2021

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    11 Mile Demo Time Lapse Video - July 2021

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    Shevlin Time Lapse for Beam Setting April 2021

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    Shevlin Ave Time Lapse Demo - Feb 2021 (No Audio)

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    I-75 DDI's at Big Beaver Road and 14 Mile Road - Dec 2020 (No audio)

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    Meyers Avenue Bridge Progress Video 2020 (No audio)

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    9 Mile Road Retaining Wall - Aug to Nov 2020 (No audio)

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    Paving of I-75 at I-696 Sep 2020 (No audio)

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    Meyers Bridge Demolition Feb 29 2020 (No audio)

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

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    I-75 Oakland County Freeway Improvements (With audio)

    Happening Now

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    Thank you for your support!

    Thank you for your continued patience and support of the I-75 Modernization Project.  We have made great progress throughout Segment 2 (North of 13 Mile to North of Coolidge Highway), including rebuilding bridges at Coolidge Highway, Crooks Road/Corporate Drive, Long Lake Road, Wattles Road, Big Beaver Road, Livernois Road, Rochester Road, Maple Road, and 14 Mile Road.  In addition, we have opened two new Diverging Diamond Interchanges at Big Beaver Road and 14 Mile Roads that provide improved safety and mobility for motorists and pedestrians, as well as installed various Intelligent Transportation Systems to provide safer, coordinated, and ‘smarter’ use of transport networks.  We have also expanded the freeway capacity for the future opening of a part-time High-Occupancy Vehicle lane (planned to open as part of the Segment 3 work in late 2023). 

    As crews focus on punchlist and final closeout items along Segment 2 (North of 13 Mile to North of Coolidge Highway) we will be discontinuing email blasts for Segment 2.  If you wish to receive emails regarding Segment 3 (8 Mile Road/M-102 to North of 13 Mile Road, as well as the future HOV opening information), and are not already signed up to receive these notices, please sign up for our Segment 3 email blasts here Segment Updates | I-75 Modernization Project (modernize75.com) 

    We also encourage you to follow our social media channels to stay up to date on the project. 

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         Thank you!!!    The I-75 Modernization Project Team 

      

    Big Beaver Road Diverging Diamond Interchange – September 2021 

    Big Beaver Road Diverging Diamond Interchange – September 2021

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    Bellaire Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Progress Video – Aug 2021

    Throughout the corridor, access for pedestrians and cyclists has continued to be a priority.   This project has already rebuilt and reopened five pedestrian bridges, providing safer connectivity for the community.  In our latest video, check out some interesting information regarding our sixth pedestrian bridge, at Bellaire Avenue, as crews work to complete and open that bridge later this season.    

     

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    Stephenson Highway Reconfiguration

    Stephenson Highway bridge over I-75 was demolished in mid-September and will not be replaced. The I-75 Modernization project will rebuild and convert Stephenson Highway to handle two-way traffic north of Gardenia Avenue. Once complete, the northbound I-75 service drive traffic will turn left (to head west) at Gardenia Avenue and cross over I-75 and then turn right (to head north) at Stephenson Highway on the new two way section toward 12 Mile Road. This work is currently scheduled to be completed during the 2022 construction season in conjunction with the replacement of the Gardenia Avenue bridge.  The ultimate configuration of the Gardenia Avenue bridge and Stephenson Highway in this area can be found at the following link  https://www.modernize75.com/media/zpciqqbk/gardenia-avenue-bridge-reconfiguration-to-accommodate-northbound-stephenson-highway.pdf   

    Aerial of Demolition of Stephenson Highway Bridge looking north above I-75
    Demolition of Stephenson Highway Bridge looking north above I-75

     

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    I-75 Lane and Ramp Closure Updates  

    I-75 Lane and Ramp Closure Updates  

    • Beginning at 7 a.m. and ending by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, the right lane of northbound I-75 will be closed from 8 Mile to John R, and the northbound I-75 exit to 9 Mile Road will be closed for traffic control repair.  
    • The northbound I-75 exit ramp to 12 Mile Road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily Wednesday (Sept 29) through Thursday (9/30) for bridge work. 
    • Crews expect to open the northbound I-75 ramps to eastbound and westbound I-696 by sunset on Tuesday, Sept. 28.   

    Thank you for your continued patience. 

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    14 Mile Road DDI Opening

    Aerial view of 14 Mile interchange after construction with text overlay

    We are happy to announce that the 14 Mile Road Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) has now fully opened.  DDI’s are a safer option for both motorists and pedestrians and we have now fully opened both the Big Beaver Road and 14 Mile Road interchanges to motorists.  If you would like more information on DDI’s and how to navigate them please check out our project website I-75 Modernization Project (modernize75.com) or this video with an in-car view of how to drive a DDI https://vimeo.com/561110063/cc5631d047.   

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    8 Mile Road to Shevlin Avenue Flyover – August 2021

    In our latest flyover video, check out the new pavement on the southbound lanes between 8 and 9 Mile Roads.  Progress has been made on the Highland Avenue Pedestrian Bridge and nearby ramps, and pavement on the northbound service drive near Shevlin Avenue.  Crews are making progress throughout the corridor, stay tuned for more videos!   

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