Michigan has committed $160 million to a four-year construction project on I-75 for resurfacing and repairs. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, the construction project in Oakland County will involve milling and resurfacing approximately 15 miles of I-75 in both directions. The project spans from Ortonville Road (M15) to the Oakland/Genesee County line which is three lanes of the highway.
When does the project start?
The project began at 7 am on Monday, May 22. As part of the bridge repairs, workers closed Belford Road, Davisburg Road, and Holcomb Road, all of which pass over I-75. These closures are anticipated to continue until late July, while I-75 will remain open below the bridges.
Starting Monday evening, the left two lanes of the highway, spanning from Dixie Highway to Davisburg Road east of Holly, will be closed until June 12. The construction work in that section is scheduled to take place overnight, specifically between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
How long will it last?
From late May through the fall, lane closures may be necessary along the 15-mile stretch of I-75 due to pavement repairs. Additionally, temporary crossovers will be constructed to facilitate the bridge work. However, as of Friday, May 19, the complete construction schedule had not been announced.
In 2024, the construction plan involves milling and resurfacing the northbound lanes of I-75, from M-15 to the county line. During this phase, two lanes of traffic will share the existing southbound roadway in both the northbound and southbound directions.
Moving on to 2025, the focus will shift to milling and resurfacing the southbound lanes of I-75, covering the section from the county line to M-15. Traffic will be redirected to the existing northbound roadway to accommodate this work.
Finally, in 2026, the remaining activities will occur, including removing the temporary crossovers and addressing any miscellaneous tasks related to the project.