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

    • I-75 Modernization Project Seasonal Suspension began November 15, 2021.  Three lanes are in each direction and the ramps between 8 Mile Road and Square Lake Road have reopened for the winter monthsThe 2022 construction season will kick off in late February and will focus on the northbound lanes/ramps from I-696 to north of 13 Mile Road. 

    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:

      • Northbound I-75 exit to 11 Mile Road closed through mid-November 2022.  Motorists can use 14 Mile Road as a detour.    

    Local Roads:

      • Lincoln Avenue over I-75 closed through late summer 2022 

      • 12 Mile Road Lane Restrictions through Friday, January 28th as crews prepare for new traffic signals, signing, and lighting foundations
      • Wednesday, January 26th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., westbound 12 Mile Road under the I-75 overpass will have a single right lane closed.
      • Thursday and Friday, January 27th and 28th, 12 Mile between the I-75 bridges and the eastbound 12 Mile ramps will also have a single left lane closed

    Service Drive:

      • Northbound service drive from Lincoln Avenue to Gardenia will be closed through February 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. 

    **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

    January 25, 2022 - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will proceed with building a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) at I-75 and 12 Mile Road in Madison Heights. The decision to change to this innovative interchange design was approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in late 2021. The interchange is part of the ongoing I-75 modernization project in Oakland County. DDIs were recently built at Big Beaver and 14 Mile roads along I-75, and the design is preferred by the Road Commission for Oakland County and the City of Madison Heights.   

    Press Release 

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    I-75 Modernization Project Seasonal Suspension began November 15, 2021.  Three lanes are in each direction and the ramps between 8 Mile Road and Square Lake Road have reopened for the winter months.  The 2022 construction season will kick off in late February and will focus on the northbound lanes/ramps from I-696 to north of 13 Mile Road. 

    Project Videos

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    8 Mile Road to I-696 Flyover – November 2021

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    Bellaire Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Progress Video – Aug 2021

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    11 Mile Demo Time Lapse Video - July 2021

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    Shevlin Ave Time Lapse Demo - Feb 2021 (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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    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

    Posted

    MDOT receives federal approval to build innovative interchange at I-75 and 12 Mile Road

    Fast facts: 

    • MDOT will proceed with building a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) at I-75 and 12 Mile Road in Oakland County.      
    • This innovative design will provide safety benefits for motorists and nonmotorized users.   
    • Rebuilding the interchange is expected to begin in late February 2022.    

    The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will proceed with building a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) at I-75 and 12 Mile Road in Madison Heights. The decision to change to this innovative interchange design was approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in late 2021. The interchange is part of the ongoing I-75 modernization project in Oakland County. DDIs were recently built at Big Beaver and 14 Mile roads along I-75, and the design is preferred by the Road Commission for Oakland County and the City of Madison Heights.        

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    Posted

    Preliminary work starts Saturday on I-75 modernization project in Oakland County

    Fast facts: 

    • Preliminary work starts Saturday on portions of I-75 in Madison Heights ahead of full-scale rebuilding that will begin later this winter.      
    • On Saturday, crews will close the northbound I-75 exit to 11 Mile Road, and the Lincoln Avenue overpass above the freeway.  
    • The eastbound and westbound I-696 ramps to northbound I-75 will be closed for the weekend.  

    Weather permitting, contract crews will begin preliminary work on portions of I-75 in Madison Heights. This work is affiliated with the ongoing I-75 modernization project in Oakland County. This year, crews will rebuild northbound I-75 pavement, ramps and bridges from I-696 to 13 Mile Road.      

    Starting at 5 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, crews will close the northbound I-75 exit ramp to 11 Mile Road to begin retaining wall building. During the ramp closure, northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured to 14 Mile Road until mid-November. In addition, crews will close the Lincoln Avenue overpass above I-75 to relocate a sewer line ahead of the eventual bridge replacement work scheduled this year.     

    For the weekend, crews will close the eastbound and westbound I-696 ramps to northbound I-75 to complete the demolition of the bridge supports on the previous Dallas Avenue overpass. The ramp closure is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. Saturday and reopen by 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16.   

    Press Release

    Posted

    I-75 SEGMENT THREE SERVICE DRIVE CLOSURE THROUGH FEBRUARY 2022

    The northbound I-75 Service Drive from Lincoln Avenue to Baxter Avenue will have a total stationary lane closure until March 2022.

    11 Mile Road will remain open. However, access from local side streets will be closed.

    Workers will be reconstructing the service drive. Completion of the work will be contingent upon the weather.

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