Lanes to reopen on I-75 in Troy where tanker truck caught fire

Tanker truck crashed, caught fire at Big Beaver Road on July 12

Tanker truck burns on I-75 near Big Beaver Road

TROY, Mich. – Freeway lanes and ramps will reopen on a section of I-75 at Big Beaver Road in Troy by late afternoon Wednesday (Aug. 11) after a tanker truck fire damaged the area in July.

Crews have been working on repairs since July 12, when a tanker truck crashed and caught fire. The truck burned for hours as firefighters fought the flames.

Officials with the Michigan Department of Transportation said all lanes of the freeway and a portion of the median barrier wall were damaged during the incident.

View: Here are pictures, videos of large tanker truck fire on I-75

According to MDOT, all southbound I-75 lanes will reopen at Big Beaver Road. Northbound I-75 will fully reopen except from 8 Mile Road to Wattles Road, where it will only have two lanes open.

All right-lane closures are still in place for slope repairs that are not related to the tanker crash and fire. The Rochester Road and Big Beaver ramps will also reopen.

Read: Repairs to I-75 where tanker truck caught fire will take 6 weeks, cost $1.5 million, MDOT estimates

During repairs, crews had both directions of I-75 reduces to one open lane. Crews also closed the entrance ramp at Rochester Road to northbound I-75 and the Big Beaver entrance ramps to southbound I-75.

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