Traffic Alert: Big Beaver Road Closing This Weekend

WWJ News
March 19, 2020 - 10:37 am

TROY (WWJ) - A road closure in Oakland County might cause some issues for drivers this weekend.

Michigan Department of Transportation crews will be closing both directions of Big Beaver Road under I-75 for bridge demolition starting at 10 p.m. Friday, March 20. The closure is needed to allow for the demolition of the southbound I-75 bridge over Big Beaver Road.

Currently, both directions of I-75 have two lanes open with all traffic using the northbound side of the freeway, separated by a temporary concrete barrier. This configuration will allow for the southbound lanes and bridges to be reconstructed this year. Traffic on I-75 will not be impacted by the weekend demolition.

During the closure, detours will be posted in each direction using Livernois, Maple and Crooks roads.

Both directions of Big Beaver Road will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, March 23. Upon reopening, both directions of Big Beaver Road will have two lanes open under I-75.

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