Construction season: More I-75 and Southfield Freeway construction begins today

HAZEL PARK, Mich. – Changes on two major freeways start Monday.

Most of the impact will be along I-75 and will last into Autumn.

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There’s also closures on the Southfield Freeway -- six bridges need repairs, leaving only one northbound and southbound lane open at Michigan Avenue.

It isn’t expected to affect Monday morning rush hour, but after that commute, the nearly $13 million project is expected to affect 150,000 drivers every day.

I-75 will be down to two lanes from 8 Mile Road to Adams Road, which is longer than last year’s construction. In addition to numerous ramp closures, the biggest headache will be the northbound I-75 ramp to westbound I-696, which is expected to be closed until November.

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