I-75 to close this weekend between I-696, Square Lake Road

I-75 to close this weekend in Oakland County

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Both directions of I-75 will be closed this weekend between I-696 and Square Lake Road in Oakland County.

The Michigan Department of Transportation said this stretch of the interstate will have to be shut down while crews perform bridge demolition and pavement repair work. The Dallas Avenue overpass will be demolished over the weekend.

  • The closure will begin at 11 p.m. Friday and end by 5 a.m. Monday, MDOT said.

"Closing both directions of the freeway is necessary to allow crews to safely remove the Dallas Avenue overpass above I-75 and repair pavement on sections of the freeway between I-696 and Square Lake Road," reads a statement from MDOT on Wednesday.

This construction work is part of the ongoing I-75 modernization project in Oakland County.

I-75 construction: Here's what to expect next -- watch:

More changes are coming along I-75 in Oakland County for your weekend commute. The changes impact Segment 3 of the construction project -- that's I-75 from 8 Mile Road to 13 Mile Road. Starting Saturday, crews will replace the southbound I-75 right lane with left-lane closures in both directions. That will stay in place until late October. There is some good news: The westbound I-696 ramp to southbound I-75 will reopen. Next spring, all traffic will be moved to the southbound side.

Check: Traffic Map