Major I-75 Construction Project Kicks Off, Lasts Until 2023

"It's a slow go on 75," WWJ's Charlie Langton reported Monday morning.  

August 12, 2019 - 9:35 am

(WWJ) Get ready for more orange barrels as the state kicks off its I-75 modernization project that will close lanes on 5.5 miles of I-75 between 8 and 13 Mile roads.

"It's a slow go on 75," WWJ's Charlie Langton reported Monday morning.  

Two lanes will be closed from 8 Mile to 11 Mile to kick it off, then in 2020, all I-75 traffic in that stretch will move to the southbound side of the freeway, with two lanes open in each direction while crews rebuild the northbound lanes.

In all the project will involve the rofrom 8 Mile Road to Interstate-696, along with all northbound ramps, seven bridges, all retaining walls and portions of the northbound service drive, MDOT said. 

It doesn't end until fall 2023.

 In addition to the single-lane closure, crews will close the following ramps:

            - Westbound I-696 ramp to southbound I-75,

            - Southbound I-75 exit to 8 Mile Road,

            - Southbound I-75 exit to 9 Mile Road,

            - 9 Mile Road entrance ramp to southbound I-75

"Based on the complexity and the volume of work, segment three will be constructed in phases," Metro Region Engineer Kimberly Avery said in a statement. "Starting in spring 2020, each phase will be constructed in one year, with winter shutdowns, until fall 2023."

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. >>LISTEN LIVE!