Weather permitting, I-75 drivers will begin using the newly reconstructed northbound pavement from Coolidge Highway to Squirrel Road on Friday, December 9, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The work is part of the two-year effort to rebuild all of I-75 between Coolidge Highway and South Boulevard in Oakland County.
Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Friday, December 9, northbound I-75 will be intermittently reduced to one lane in order to allow crews to safely remove the current traffic shift. The northbound I-75 ramp to westbound I-75 Business Loop (BL)/Square Lake Road will also be intermittently closed during this time. Once the shift is removed and northbound traffic is directed to the new pavement, two lanes will be open.
Beginning at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, December 10, southbound I-75 will be reduced to one lane in order to allow crews to safely realign southbound traffic. The eastbound I-75 BL/Square Lake Road ramp to southbound I-75 will be closed. Once traffic is realigned, two lanes will be open on southbound I-75 and one lane will be open on the eastbound I-75 BL/Square Lake Road ramp to southbound I-75. The Squirrel Road overpass is scheduled to open Dec. 15.
By 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 16, all lanes will open to traffic with each direction in its proper alignment. All associated ramps, bridges, and local roads will be fully open. This is expected to conclude the 2016 portion of the project.
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