AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Construction on the I-75 bridge over the Clinton River in Auburn Hills will require lane closures until early December due to weather and unanticipated work, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Due to the summer and fall’s heavy rainfall, in addition to this past spring’s consistent rain, “higher-than-normal” water levels have been reported in the Clinton River. Scour protection measures and repair to the bridge’s substructure have required added design work and repairs, according to MDOT.
Current lane closures are between Square Lake Road and University Drive. Additionally, the westbound M-59 ramp to southbound I-75 and the southbound I-75 ramp to eastbound M-59 will remain closed as a safety precaution, according to MDOT.
Bridge work near the Clinton River includes the installation of 36-inch pipes near the support piers to ward river water and allow contractors access to areas that need repair, according to MDOT.
Construction on I-75 includes repairing 21 bridges between South Boulevard and Baldwin Road in Auburn Hills and the resurfacing of both directions of the highway between South Boulevard and Griddings Road.
For more information on construction projects and how they may affect your route, go to Michigan.gov/MDOTProjects.