Emergency repairs close northbound I-75 between I-696 and 12 Mile Road

Sinkhole could be impacting freeway

MDOT crews took down a wall between I-75 and the Service Drive that was impacted by a sinkhole.
MDOT crews took down a wall between I-75 and the Service Drive that was impacted by a sinkhole. (WDIV)

HAZEL PARK, Mich. – The northbound lanes of I-75 in southern Oakland County will be closed this weekend for emergency repairs.

According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, crews are working to repair a sinkhole on the I-75 Service Drive. Officials are investigating to see if the sinkhole also impacted I-75.

MDOT said the sinkhole was caused by natural water in the ground and it began to form at about 5 a.m. Friday. Officials said a wall between I-75 and the Service Drive was impacted by the sinkhole, so crews took it down.

Authorities said the northbound lanes of I-75 between I-696 and 12 Mile Road will be closed through the weekend, pending on damages.


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