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 3

    Freeway

    • Two lanes open in each direction, 8 Mile Road (M-102) to 14 Mile Road, through mid-November.  During this time, both directions of I-75 will be maintained on the southbound side of the freeway from north of 13 Mile Road to just south of I-696.

    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 southbound I-75
    • 11 Mile Access to southbound I-75 - will close 10/7/2022 through Sep 2023
      • 12 Mile Road (to reopen by 10p on Friday, October 7th)
    • 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

    Freeway:

      • I-75 has lane restrictions in place; however, two lanes remain open in each direction, 8 Mile Road (M-102) to 14 Mile Road, through mid-November 2022.  

    Ramps:

    • Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 and ending by 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, the southbound I-75 exit to eastbound and westbound I-696 will be closed.  Upon reopening, the two-lane ramp will have a single-lane closed until late February
    • The following ramps will remain closed through mid-November:
      • Eastbound and Westbound I-696 to northbound I-75 
      • 11 Mile Road from southbound I-75
      • 11 Mile Road to and from northbound I-75 
      • 12 Mile Road to northbound I-75

    *access to northbound I-75 will be maintained at 9 Mile and 14 Mile Roads

    Local Roads:

    • 12 Mile Road from Stephenson Hwy to Dartmouth St. through October 7th
      • In addition, crews will reopen the southbound I-75 exit ramp and the 12 Mile Road entrance ramp to southbound I-75.
      • The northbound I-75 ramps to and from 12 Mile Road are expected to reopen in mid-November

    Service Drive:

    • Northbound service drive from Lincoln Avenue to Gardenia will be closed through mid-November 2022.  Access from corresponding local streets will also be closed at the service drive, including access from 11 Mile Road.  However, 11 Mile Road itself will remain open. 
    • Southbound service drive from Bellaire Ave to Dallas Ave will continue to be closed through mid-October 2022.
    • Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, crews will close the southbound service drive from north of Gardenia Avenue to I-696. The closures are needed to allow the City of Royal Oak to install a new watermain under the southbound service drive and will remain in place until Sept. 1, 2023.       

    Bus Route:

    • SMART Riders - Due to bridge construction on I-75 over 12 Mile Rd, Route 740 Twelve Mile will be on detour beginning Saturday, February 26, 2022 until further notice (Service Bulletin).  If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at (866) 962-5515 or visit the SMART website at www.smartbus.org

    **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

    SMART Riders - Due to bridge construction on I-75 over 12 Mile Rd, Route 740 Twelve Mile will be on detour beginning Saturday, February 26, 2022 until further notice (Service Bulletin).  If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at (866) 962-5515 or visit the SMART website at www.smartbus.org

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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

    12 Mile Road Diverging Diamond Interchange Flyover – August 2022

    Video

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

    Video

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

    Video

    Beam Setting at I-75/I-696 "Braid" Ramp Bridge July-Aug 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

    Posted

    Changes coming to I-75 modernization project in Oakland County this weekend

    Fast facts: 

    • The ongoing rebuilding of I-75 in Oakland County enters another stage this weekend, with crews closing the southbound I-75 exit ramp to 11 Mile Road and the 11 Mile Road entrance ramp to southbound I-75.     
    • A weekend closure is needed for the southbound I-75 exit to eastbound and westbound I-696.      
    • By 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, crews will reopen the southbound I-75 exit ramp to 12 Mile Road, and the 12 Mile Road entrance ramp to southbound I-75.       

    Changes are coming to the ongoing I-75 modernization project this weekend, with two ramps closing, two ramps reopening, and a closure of the southbound I-75 ramps to eastbound and westbound I-696.  

    Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, crews will close the southbound I-75 ramps to and from 11 Mile Road. In addition, the southbound service drive will close from north of Gardenia Avenue to I-696. The closures are needed to allow the City of Royal Oak to install a new watermain under the southbound service drive and will remain in place until Sept. 1, 2023.       

    Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 and ending by 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, the southbound I-75 exit to eastbound and westbound I-696 will be closed. The closure is needed to allow crews to prep the area for retaining wall construction. In addition, the right lane of southbound I-75 will be closed from Lincoln Avenue to I-696. At 5 a.m. Monday, the two-lane ramp will have a single-lane closed until late February 2023. During the single-lane closure, access will be maintained to eastbound and westbound I-696. 

    By 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, both directions of 12 Mile Road under I-75 will reopen. In addition, crews will reopen the southbound I-75 exit ramp and the 12 Mile Road entrance ramp to southbound I-75. The northbound I-75 ramps to and from 12 Mile Road are expected to reopen in mid-November. In late February 2023, 12 Mile Road will be closed under I-75, along with the southbound ramps, to allow for the building of the southbound I-75 bridge over 12 Mile Road. 

    Press Release

    Posted

    12 Mile Road Diverging Diamond Interchange Flyover – August 2022

    Work on the 12 Mile diverging diamond interchange (DDI) has made great progress. In our August flyover video, you can see the northbound I-75 bridge over 12 Mile Road as well as the pavement taking shape for the entrance/exit ramps and roadway. 

    The 12 Mile Road interchange will be partially opened in early to mid-October, weather permitting. 12 Mile Road under I-75 will be opened for east/west traffic movements and the southbound I-75 ramps to and from 12 Mile Road will be opened. The full interchange will be opened by mid-November of 2022 with the reopening of the northbound I-75 ramps to and from 12 Mile Road.  It is important to note, 12 Mile Road will again be closed to through traffic starting around March of 2023 and remain closed for construction of the southbound I-75 bridge over 12 Mile Road. The goal will be to reopen the interchange by the end of August 2023. 

    The 12 Mile Road diverging diamond interchange (DDI) will bring a design that improves safety and mobility. For more about DDIs and how they work, please visit our website: http://modernize75.com/Project-Highlights-DDI. 

    Posted

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

    Our crews are continuing to make great progress in the building of the I-75/I-696 braid ramp. In this video, you can see the new location of the eastbound and westbound I-696 ramps to northbound 75 as they connect to the braid ramp bridge, progress on the braid bridge structure, and the rebuilding of the service drive in this area.     

    Ultimately, the work on this structure will reconfigure the I-75/I-696 interchange ramps using a braid design, eliminating the weave that previously occurred by separating the movements. The northbound I-75 exit ramp to 11 Mile Road will braid under the new I-696 bridge to northbound I-75, which will provide a safer operation. I-696 traffic will also have access to exit to the service drive just north of Lincoln Avenue. Check out this graphic for more on this new design.    

    http://modernize75.com/media/f15kkscg/2022-braid-ramp-drawing.pdf

    Posted

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

    In our August flyover, you get a look at the progress of the "braid" ramps at the I-75/I-696 interchange, the new pavement on I-75 north of Lincoln Avenue, the wrap-up activity at the Ground Movement zone (now that tunneling operations have resumed), the beginning stages of the 12 Mile Road diverging diamond interchange, and a look at the unique beams over the Red Run Drain that will help maintenance workers access the George W. Kuhn treatment basin.   

    Fun fact: Typical steel beams are approximately 100 feet long; however, the beams for the bridge over the Red Run Drain have to be 225 feet long, requiring crews to field splice them together onsite. Field splicing is a method that connects two or more sections of the beams, allowing more flexibility in the manufacturing, shipping and installation of the materials.  

    Posted

    Beam Setting at I-75/I-696 "Braid" Ramp Bridge

    We recently posted our July flyover video showing the I-75/I-696 interchange "braid" ramp construction that showed a glimpse of the beam setting process for this bridge. This time lapse video provides a compilation of the beams being set over a two-week time period. 

    Typically, beams are set in one whole piece before installing the bridge deck; however, due to the length of the bridge, the beams are fabricated in three pieces and transported to the site. Once they are set in place and bolted together, they form one long, continuous beam.  

    Modernize 75 Social and Community Engagement

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