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9 Mile Road Retaining Wall
Have you ever wondered about the large retaining wall work happening on northbound I-75 near 9 Mile Road? This element of the project has received a lot of attention over the last few months and we are happy to share this video where you can see the progress and learn more about what it takes to build a retaining wall; from the excavation of soil, installation of the wire rebar, and the final addition of the decorative panels and tops.
I-75 SEGMENT THREE FREEWAY AND SERVICE DRIVE
The following is planned work throughout Segment 3:
The eastbound I-696 ramp to northbound I-75 will have a left shoulder stationary lane closure daily starting at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. from Wednesday, November 18th until Thursday, November 19th. In addition, Eastbound 10 Mile Road to Heights Drive will also have a single left lane stationary closure during this time.
Northbound and southbound I-75 from 8 Mile Road to 13 Mile Road will have right or left moving shoulder closures daily through 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 15th.
The southbound I-75 Service Drive from north of 9 Mile Road to John R Road will have a single right or left lane intermittent closure daily from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Friday, November 27th.
The northbound I-75 service drives from 8 Mile Road to Shevlin Avenue and southbound Shevlin Avenue to John R Road will also have single right or left lane stationary closures through 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 15th. Intermittent flagging of the open lane will also be conducted to perform various construction and maintenance.
Eastbound and westbound 9 Mile Road from Berdeno Avenue to John R Road and northbound and southbound John R Road from Pearl Avenue to 9 Mile Road will also have single right or left lane intermittent lane closures through Friday, November 27th.
I-75 north of 8 Mile Road to south of I-696 video – Nov 2020
The area of 8 Mile Road to I-696 Interchange has seen a lot of progress in the last few weeks. In this video you can see completion of the Bernhard, Orchard, and Harry Avenue Pedestrian Bridges; the new Meyers, John R, and Woodward Heights Bridges; as well as paving of the northbound service drive as crews work hard to continue moving the project forward. Stay tuned for more updates!
I-75 SEGMENT THREE FREEWAY CLOSURES THROUGH SUNDAY, NOV. 15TH, 2020
Northbound I-75 Freeway from the Davison Freeway to 12 Mile Road will have a single left lane rolling closure daily through Sunday, November 15th.
Southbound I-75 from 14 Mile Road to 8 Mile Road will also have a single left lane rolling closure during this time.
Eastbound and westbound I-696 from Woodward Avenue to Dequindre Avenue will have a single right lane rolling closure during this time.
Crews will be working in the area. Completion of the work will be contingent upon the weather.
9 Mile Road Bridge open to through traffic
We are happy to announce that the 9 Mile Road Bridge has reopened to through traffic. This Bridge was closed in early October and has now reopened to traffic.
I-75 SEGMENT THREE SERVICE DRIVE ROAD CLOSURES THROUGH FRIDAY, NOV. 13TH, 2020
The southbound I-75 Service Drive from north of 9 Mile Road to John R Road will have a single right or left lane intermittent closure daily from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Friday, November 13th.
Eastbound and westbound 9 Mile Road from Berdeno Avenue to John R Road and northbound and southbound John R Road from Pearl Avenue to 9 Mile Road will also have single right or left lane intermittent lane closures daily during this time.
Crews will be constructing curbs and gutters in the area. Completion of the work will be contingent upon the weather.
Please pardon our noise for this weekend's work: For those that live in the vicinity of the 9 Mile Road bridge, demolition of the pier will begin at 11 p.m. Friday and continue during the overnight hours. The 9 Mile Road bridge is now open to through traffic and can be utilized this weekend as the new pier has been set, and the demo is for the old pier. Please review press release for more information.
Weather permitting, Michigan Department of Transportation contract crews will close I-75 between M-102 (Eight Mile Road) and I-696 starting at 11 p.m. Friday night. The closure is needed for crews to demolish the existing center pier on the Nine Mile Road overpass and for pavement repair. Two lanes of northbound and southbound I-75 will open by 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9. During the full closure, traffic will be detoured to M-1(Woodward Ave).
I-75 SEGMENT THREE RAMP CLOSURE STARTING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30TH, 2020
Northbound I-75 will have a double, right lane closure from the I-75 Stephenson crossover bridge to the 12 Mile Road off ramp nightly from 7 p.m. until 9 a.m. Friday, October 30th through Sunday, November 1st.
The northbound I-75 off ramp to 12 Mile Road will also be closed during this time.
Orchard Avenue Pedestrian Bridge is now OPEN
The I-75 Modernization project team is happy to announce the opening of the Orchard Avenue Pedestrian Bridge. This bridge was demolished at the end of July, was rebuilt, and is now ready for pedestrians to enjoy.
I-75 SEGMENT THREE MAINLINE SHOULDER CLOSURE STARTING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23TH, 2020
Northbound I-75 mainline from the Stephenson crossover bridge to the 12 Mile Road off ramp will have a single continuous right shoulder closure 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. from Friday, October 23rd until Sunday, November 15th.
Sunset at Harry Ave
Have you walked over the Bernhard or Harry Avenue Pedestrian Bridges yet? We would love to see photos from your adventures. Here's one! This photo at sunset from the Harry Avenue Bridge was taken by one of our project team members. Comment on your adventures below.
Have you ever seen the large paving machines while driving through a construction project and wondered how that works? Take a look at the latest video we have for a peek at the paving machine in action and some information on what goes into paving a section of roadway. Enjoy.
I-75 SEGMENT THREE CLOSURES THROUGH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, 2020 - Corrected
Northbound and southbound I-75 and the local service drives from I-696 to 13 Mile Road will have single lane moving closures daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, October 16th.
Crews will be repairing striping in the area. Completion of the work will be contingent upon the weather.
I-75 SEGMENT THREE CLOSURES STARTING MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020
Northbound and southbound I-75 will have a 15-minute stoppage of traffic at 8 Mile Road at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 to allow utility crews to install an overhead wire.
Northbound I-75 from W. Kalama Avenue to W. Harwood Avenue will have a single right lane stationary closure daily from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday, October 12th until Wednesday, October 15th.
Northbound I-75 from 11 Mile Road to the 11 Mile northbound on ramp will also have a single right lane stationary closure during these times.
Bernhard Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Is Open
We are proud to share the reopening of the Bernhard Avenue Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge was demolished in mid-July and in less than 90 days it has reopened to pedestrians. We encourage you to check it out on your next walk!
I-75/I-696 Interchange Tunnel Shaft Site - September 2020
Since her launch in June of 2020, Eliza has traveled 200-ft north from the I-696 shaft site, heading towards the 12 Mile Road pump station shaft that is currently under construction. While crews prepare and install sections of “trailing equipment” that includes electrical, hydraulics, communication and ventilation lines, Eliza will take a break before continuing her journey to the 12 Mile Road pump station. Once she arrives at the 12 Mile Road pump station she will be relaunched from the I-696 Shaft site and head south in the Summer of 2021.
Nine Mile Road overpass above I-75 in Oakland County to close Monday for bridge work
Progress on the I-75 modernization project continues next week when crews close the Nine Mile Road overpass above I-75 in the city of Hazel Park. The overpass is scheduled to close at 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 5. In addition, crews will close the southbound I-75 exit ramp to Nine Mile Road, open the southbound I-75 exit to M-102 (Eight Mile Road), and open the southbound I-75 service drive from John R. Road to Meyers Avenue. The southbound service drive from Nine Mile Road to John R. Road will remain closed during this work. The overpass, the service drive and the exit ramp are expected to reopen in early November.
A new center pier for the Nine Mile Road bridge will be relocated more than 10 feet to the east. The I-75 modernization project is designed to improve safety along the corridor, including flattening and lengthening the curve at Nine Mile Road. The underground foundation of the new center pier was built when the Nine Mile Road bridge was replaced after it collapsed due to the July 2009 tanker fire incident.
I-75 Segment 3 - Southbound Service Drive at 9 Mile off ramp closure
Southbound service drive from 9 Mile Road off ramp to 9 Mile Road will have a single lane closure through Friday, October 3.
I-75 North of 8 Mile Road to south of I-696 video – Sep 2020
Check out the latest flyover video showing progress from north of 8 Mile Road to the I-696 interchange earlier this month. You can see work coming along at the Bernhard and Orchard Avenue Pedestrian Bridges, the newly completed Meyers Avenue bridge, and the John R bridge just before it opened.