I-75 modernization project resuming; freeway closure weekend of Feb. 25

I-75 modernization project to resume Feb. 25
Road construction
Posted at 1:09 PM, Feb 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-17 13:09:51-05

(WXYZ) — The freeway will be closed in both directions between I-696 and the I-75 business loop as the I-75 modernization project in Oakland County continues. 

Weather permitting, contractors will begin the demolition of the overpasses at Gardenia and Lincoln avenues Friday, Feb. 25. 

RELATED: I-75/I-696 ramps closed through end of 2021 for I-75 reconstruction

According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, the following ramp closures will be in place from Feb. 28 until the end of 2022.

For those that use I-75 for their daily commute,
here are the detour routes set to take place:

  • Northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured west on I-696 to northbound M-1, Woodward Avenue, then eastbound Square Lake Road back to northbound I-75.
  • Entrance ramps to northbound I-75 will remain open from 14 Mile Road to Crooks Road/Corporate Drive for local traffic.
  • Southbound I-75 traffic will use westbound Square Lake Road to southbound M-1, then eastbound I-696 back to southbound I-75.

To follow the progress being made on I-75, head over to