Major I-75 Construction Project Starts Thursday In Oakland County 

May 08, 2019 - 8:31 am
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AUBURN HILLS (WWJ) - If I-75 in northern Oakland County is part of your commute, prepare for delays this summer. 

Michigan Department of Transportation crews are expected to start a major bridge and road repair project in northern Oakland County on Thursday, May 9.

Initial work will focus on the section between Baldwin Road and M-24 (Lapeer Road). Two lanes will be open on northbound and southbound I-75 during peak travel times. Both directions of the freeway may be reduced to a single lane on weeknights and at all times on weekends. 

Starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, the northbound and southbound Joslyn Road entrance ramps to northbound I-75 will be closed. Ramp traffic will be detoured using Brown and Baldwin roads to access northbound I-75. Bridge repair will require closing one lane in each direction on Joslyn Road under I-75, and on Baldwin Road over I-75. 

Starting at 5 a.m. Saturday, around-the-clock lane closures will be put in place on northbound and southbound I-75 between M-24 and Baldwin Road until early August.

The project includes repairing 21 bridges between South Boulevard and Baldwin Road in Auburn Hills. Included in the work is resurfacing both direction of I-75 between South Boulevard and Giddings Road. The road work includes repairing the ramps at the Chrysler Drive and M-24 interchanges. 

I-75 ramps and lanes on local roads will be closed at various times to accommodate the bridge work. Giddings Road and Featherstone Drive will be closed over I-75 for approximately 30 days with scheduled dates to be determined. 

All work on this $21 million project is expected to be completed in November.