I-75 project could slow down drivers for more than decade - WNEM TV 5

I-75 project could slow down drivers for more than decade

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A 14-year project to improve and widen Interstate 75 in suburban Detroit is getting started.

Construction is starting Monday on the effort with a 2-year, $90.8 million project to reconstruct both directions of I-75 between Coolidge Highway and South Boulevard in Oakland County. The project includes reconstructing pavement, replacing bridges and modernizing the Square Lake Road interchange.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says lane closures are planned. A new traffic configuration is expected to last into early September, when additional work on the project is scheduled to begin. The first phase includes roadway in Bloomfield Township and Troy.

The work is taking place in phases through 2030.

Overall, the cost of the roughly 18-mile project is expected to top $1 billion.

Saginaw County

There are also local improvements coming to the interstate that could affect your drive. 

MDOT will invest nearly $29.5 million to reconstruct multiple locations of I-75 in northern Saginaw County. 

This includes the ramp for I-675. 

Drivers should expect single lane closures on those ramps Monday, then crews will close the shoulder while they widen it. 

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