I-75 project in Oakland County pauses for winter, lanes and ramps reopen

Project will restart in February 2022

A view of I-75 in Metro Detroit ahead of weekend construction (Nov. 5, 2021)

Good news for drivers in Metro Detroit: The major I-75 project in Oakland County is pausing work for the winter.

The I-75 Modernization Project said Tuesday that work has been suspended until the start of the 2022 construction season in February.

Three lanes are in each direction and the ramps between 8 Mile Road and Square Lake Road have reopened for the winter months. The 2022 construction season will kick off in late February and will focus on the northbound lanes/ramps from I-696 to north of 13 Mile Road.

The project reached some important milestones during the 2021 season, including:

  • Rebuilding of the southbound travel lanes and ramps between 8 Mile and I-696.
  • Rebuilding of the Browning, Highland, and Bellaire Avenue Pedestrian bridges.
  • Rebuilding and reopening of the 11 Mile Bridge as well as the Shevlin Avenue Bridge (which will reopen later this year), and the SB I-75 bridge over 13 Mile Road.
  • Opening of two reconfigured interchanges at Big Beaver Road and 14 Mile Roads making them safer.

Crews will continue work along the southbound and northbound service drives through the winter.

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