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
      • Entrance to northbound I-75 from 14 Mile Road

    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 and John R Road bridges are complete, the overpasses crossing I-75 that will be open to traffic are:

        • 8 Mile Road
        • 9 Mile Road
        • Shevlin Ave
        • Woodward Heights Blvd

    Pedestrian Bridges:

        • Harry Ave (Opened 7/6/2020)
        • Highland Ave
        • 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
    • Northbound I-75 exit to Big Beaver Road will close starting at 5 am Tuesday, July 28th until later August for DDI construction.
    • 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. 
    • 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
      • Southbound I-75 to 8 Mile Road (closed until mid-September)
      • 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
      • Access to the Northbound and Southbound Service drive from Bernhard Avenue and Orchard Avenue closed through October.
      • Eastbound and westbound ramps to north and southbound I-75 at 12 Mile Road will have a daily single lane left and right shoulder stationary closure Wednesday, August 12 at 9 a.m. until Thursday, August 13 at 3 p.m.

    Bridges:

        • Meyers Ave (expected to open early Sep)
        • 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 early Sep)

    Pedestrian Bridge:

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

    Service Drive:

        • Southbound Service Drive between Meyers Avenue and 8 Mile Road will have a lane closure through mid-September.
        • 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.
        • Access to the Northbound and Southbound Service drive from Bernhard Avenue and Orchard Avenue closed through October.
        • Northbound I-75 service drive from 11 Mile Road to Mace Avenue will also have a single lane closure through mid-November.
        • Southbound service drive from Madge Ave to 8 Mile Road will have a single lane closure through early September.
        • Northbound service drive from Dallas Ave to Brockton Ave will have a single lane closed through mid-August.

    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

    I-75 North of 8 Mile Road to 9 Mile Road (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 9 Mile Road to I-696 (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 North of 8 Mile Road to 9 Mile Road (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 I-696 Interchange Tunnel Shaft Site May 2020 (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

    Closures on I-75 at Livernois Road and Coolidge Highway this Thursday for Guardrail Repair

    Weather permitting, the right lane of I-75 northbound will be closed on Thursday, August 6th at Livernois Road from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and at Coolidge Highway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Guardrail Repairs.  Thank you for your patience as we make these necessary repairs.

    Posted

    Northbound I-75 exit to Big Beaver Road to close on Tuesday

    Weather permitting, crews will be closing the northbound I-75 exit to Big Beaver Road for interchange construction starting Tuesday, July 28th at 5 am.  The ramp is expected to remain closed until late August.  Traffic will be detoured to the Crooks Road/Corporate Drive ramp and directed back to Big Beaver Road. 

    See full press release.

    Posted

    I-75 SEGMENT THREE 8 MILE RAMP CLOSURE AND SERVICE DRIVE LANE SHIFT EXTENDED

    The I-75 southbound ramp to 8 Mile Road closure has been extended through mid-September.  In addition, the southbound service drive between Meyers Avenue and 8 Mile Road will also have a right traffic shift during this time.

    Posted

    I-75 SEGMENT THREE 12 MILE ROAD RAMP CLOSURES AUGUST 12-13, 2020

    The eastbound and westbound ramps to north and southbound I-75 at 12 Mile Road will have a daily single lane left and right shoulder stationary closure Wednesday, August 12 at 9 a.m. until Thursday, August 13 at 3 p.m.

    Crews will close the outside lanes at the same time, and then the inside lanes on each bound will close at the same time.

    Posted

    Eliza on the Move - Aug 2020

    On July 14th the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) “Eliza” started mining the 4-mile long stormwater drainage tunnel that will lie about 100-ft beneath the Northbound I-75 Service Drive between 8 Mile Road and 12 Mile Road.  Eliza is expected to mine approximately 250-ft of soil a week!  This photo shows Eliza at the bottom of the I-696 Shaft just after starting her journey north under the I-75 Northbound Service Drive.  The rotating cutter head of the TBM is just outside the shaft in the soil (on the left in the photo), with the TBM shields still visible.

    Tunnel Boring Machine is shown in the shaft of the tunnel site.  Around the machine two workers are seen as well as ladders and other equipment for the work.

    You can learn more about Eliza and the tunnel on the project web page: http://www.modernize75.com/Project-Highlights-Tunnel

    Posted

    TBM Video Update

    In this video, you can see the main tunnel construction site located at the northeast quadrant of the I-75/I-696 interchange. Eliza – the tunnel boring machine (TBM) started mining this June from this shaft and will mine (dig) her way north from the I-696 interchange to a proposed pump station located just north of 12 Mile Road.  The TBM will then be removed and relaunched from the I-696 construction site south to a shaft site located near Meyers Ave. To learn more about Eliza, and the Shaft Site, here: http://www.modernize75.com/Project-Highlights-Tunnel

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