3-mile stretch of I-75 in Oakland County to be rebuilt this summer
MDOT to begin 1st phase of 17-mile construction project
More than 3 miles of I-75 in Oakland County will be under construction this summer.
It will be the first segment of a larger plan to rebuild more than 17 miles of I-75 between South Boulevard and M-102 (Eight Mile Road) in Oakland County, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced Thursday.
The first segment to be fixed is between South Boulevard and Coolidge Road.
Overall, the project is estimated to cost $127 million. It will include the replacement of five bridges, reconfiguring the interchange at Square Lake Road, constructing an additional through-lane in each direction, and making improvements to the Adams Road carpool lot.
"I-75 is Oakland County's main street. Half of the county's businesses and workforce are located along its corridor," said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. "Making these improvements will have a positive, long-term impact on our businesses and quality of life."
Additional details from MDOT:
The interchange improvements consists of upgrading traffic movements to current design standards. Creating right lane exit and entrance ramps from northbound I-75 to Square Lake Road will address a high-crash location on the freeway. Despite constructing two new bridges to accommodate the interchange modernization, no additional right of way will be necessary as the reconstruction of the freeway will realign northbound I-75 adjacent to the southbound lanes within the existing freeway footprint.
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