OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – There’s some good news for commuters who take I-75.
Three lanes in each direction and all the ramps on I-75 from 8 Mile Road to Square Lake Road are back open and they’re going to stay open for three months.
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“That would really be a blessing,” Julie Sweers said.
Sweers lives near the I-75 project in Oakland County. For months, construction has closed exit ramps and overpasses. Hundreds of drivers have had to find alternate routes.
“You would go around in circles for awhile before you could even get out of the neighborhood. You end up on John R and go up and get onto I-75. You had to go miles and miles down the road,” Sweers said.
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) are pausing the construction and opening lanes and ramps temporarily.
“I’m sure that’s welcoming news to the hundreds of thousands of travelers that are on I-75,” Rob Morosi, with MDOT, said.
Crews are stoppin work for the winter months.
“That was the plan all along. That’s what we’ve done every year on this modernization job,” Morosi said. “Work up until mid-November and then pull off and come back.”