Project Introduction

Aerial photo of a diverging diamond interchange

The diverging diamond interchange (DDI) design will modernize the Big Beaver, 14 Mile, and 12 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 3

    Freeway

    • I-75 between 8 Mile Road (M-102) and 13 Mile Road now have three lanes open in each direction.

    Bridges

    • Lincoln Avenue over I-75 
    • Gardenia Avenue over I-75 
    • Shevlin Avenue over I-75 

    Ramps 

    • 9 Mile Road to northbound and southbound I-75
    • I-696 eastbound and westbound to northbound and southbound I-75
    • 11 Mile Road to and from northbound I-75
      • 11 Mile Road to/from southbound I-75 will remain closed through fall 2023
    • 12 Mile Road to/from northbound and southbound I-75
    • 14 Mile Road to northbound and southbound I-75

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

    Closures

    Segment 3

    Ramps:

    • 11 Mile Road to/from southbound I-75 will be closed through Fall 2023
    • Southbound I-75 ramp to I-696 will have one lane closed until late February 2023

    Local Lanes/Ramps:

    • Intermittent lane/ramp restrictions for pavement striping on 12 Mile Road, including the ramps to/from both directions of I-75 begin on Monday, December 5th and end by 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10th

    Service Drive:

    • Intermittent lane/ramp restrictions for pavement striping on the northbound and southbound service drive at Woodward Heights.  These intermittent restrictions will begin on Monday, December 5th and end by 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10th
    • Southbound service drive from 11 Mile Road to the I-696 Interchange will be closed through Fall 2023.

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

    You can also use 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

    November 2022:The I-75 Modernization Project has now begun seasonal suspension. The freeway has been restored to three lanes in each direction and the ramps between 8 Mile Road and Square Lake Road have reopened for the winter months, except for the southbound I-75 ramps at 11 Mile Road.  The 2023 construction season will kick off in late February and will focus on the southbound lanes/ramps from I-696 to north of 13 Mile Road.

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    SMART Riders - The 12 Mile Road, Route 740 12 Mile, SMART bus detour will lift with the reopening of 12 Mile Road. Please contact the SMART Customer Service at (866) 962-5515 or visit the SMART website at www.smartbus.org with route questions. 

    *Note, in early 2023, 12 Mile Road will again close to through traffic and remain closed for construction of the southbound I-75 bridge over 12 Mile Road.  This will impact the 12 Mile Road, Route 740 path.  Please contact SMART using the information above to plan your route.

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    Notice: The presentation and resources from the Segment 3 virtual 2022 Open House held on Thursday, February 10th have been posted to the Segment 3 Resources & Links page for your use. 

    modernize75.com/segment3/resources 

    Project Videos

    Video

    TBM Breakthrough – September 2022

    Video

    12 Mile Road Diverging Diamond Interchange Flyover – October 2022

    Video

    I-75/I-696 “Braid” Ramp Video – October 2022

    Video

    Dust Mitigation Efforts - October 2022

    Video

    North of I-696 to North of 13 Mile Road Flyover – October 2022

    Video

    11 Mile Demo Time Lapse Video - July 2021

    Video

    Meyers Bridge Demolition Feb 29 2020 (No audio)

    Video

    I-75 Oakland County Freeway Improvements (With audio)

    Happening Now

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    I-75 Modernization Project Begins Seasonal Suspension

    The I-75 Modernization Project is pleased to announce the reopening of lanes and ramps following the 2022 construction season.  The freeway has been restored to three lanes in each direction and the ramps between 8 Mile Road and Square Lake Road have reopened for the winter months, except for the southbound I-75 ramps at 11 Mile Road.    

    This season has had some amazing milestones, such as:     

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    Posted

    12 Mile Road to/from Northbound I-75 Ramps Now Open

    Posted

    TBM Breakthrough – September 2022

    A few weeks back, we announced that the tunnel boring machine (TBM) had reached the 12 Mile Road pump station. This process, which originally started in late 2019, entailed the rotating cutting wheel (also known as the "cutter head") using its teeth to dig away the soil while it turns. Miners in the tunnel then install 5-foot-long precast concrete wall segments while hydraulic jacks at the back of the TBM push against the ends of the wall segments to force the cutting wheel into the soil and move the tunnel forward.    

    In this clip, you can see as the cutter head breaks through the ground and into the shaft site located just north of 12 Mile Road. *Note, this video is sped up to fit into a shortened clip.  

    Following this breakthrough, the TBM was removed from the 12 Mile Road pump station and will be relaunched from the I-696 shaft construction site, proceeding south to a shaft site located near Meyers Avenue (see tunnel sequencing map). The relaunch process is expected to take a few months and the TBM will continue working into summer 2023. Once the TBM has completed mining operations, it will be removed from the ground, allowing crews to complete drop shaft work and finalize the tunnel drainage system. Concurrent with the tunnel mining, crews will complete the pump station north of 12 Mile Road in preparation to accept the tunnel drainage.  

    Learn more about the TBM on our dedicated tunnel page here: http://modernize75.com/Project-Highlights-Tunnel. 

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    I-75/I-696 Braid Ramps Now Open!

    We are happy to announce the ramps from I-696 to northbound I-75, and the braid ramps at the northbound I-75/I-696 interchange have now opened! The reconfiguration of the I-75/I-696 interchange ramps using a braid design, eliminates the weave that previously occurred by separating the movements. This reconfiguration now allows I-696 motorists access to either northbound I-75 or 11 Mile Road using a new bridge, while the motorists exiting northbound I-75 to 11 Mile Road will braid under this new bridge to support a safer operation. Check out this graphic for more on this new design.   http://modernize75.com/2022-braid-ramp-drawing.pdf  

    It is important to note that the 11 Mile Road ramps to and from southbound I-75 will remain closed until the fall of 2023 to allow the City of Royal Oak to install a new watermain and allow crews to rebuild the southbound I-75 service drive.  

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    12 Mile Road Diverging Diamond Interchange Flyover – October 2022

    Check out this video of the 12 Mile Road Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) in action now that it has reopened to traffic. In this video, you can see motorists flow from right to left through the interchange, as well as those making movements to enter southbound I-75. In addition, you can see crews continue to work on the surrounding area ahead of completion of work for the season. Crews will return in early 2023 to demolish the southbound I-75 bridge over 12 Mile Road in order to rebuild that structure, which will require closing 12 Mile Road in both directions at that time. 12 Mile Road is planned to reopen at the end of summer 2023. 

     

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    I-75/I-696 “Braid” Ramp Video – October 2022

    Crews are continuing to work hard to get the newly rebuilt I-75/I-696 "braid" ramp completed. In this video, we have a glimpse at the nearly complete ramp from I-696 to northbound I-75, as well as a unique view of what a driver would see when exiting northbound I-75 to 11 Mile Road, beneath the new structure.  

    Crews are on track to reopen this interchange in mid-November. Stay tuned for the announcement!  

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    North of I-696 to North of 13 Mile Road Flyover – October 2022  

    In our October flyover, you can see crews making great progress throughout the corridor. The work on the I-75/I-696 braid ramp interchange is coming along well. In this flyover, you can see the northbound I-75 ramp to 11 Mile Road (under the new I-696 ramp) is taking shape! Progress has been made with paving operations happening just south of Gardenia Avenue, motorists using the newly opened 12 Mile Road diverging diamond interchange, and work happening on the I-75 structure over the Red Run Drain.    

    Crews are working hard to complete the 2022 construction season work!  tay tuned for more updates.   

    Modernize 75 Social and Community Engagement

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