OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — It's been a few weeks since work begin on phase two of the massive I-75 construction project in Oakland County, and on Wednesday, the Michigan Department of Transportation said all traffic will shift to the southbound lanes.
According to MDOT, by the evening rush hour, all I-75 traffic will be on the southbound side of the freeway with two lanes open in each direction. The switch will allow for the northbound lanes to be reconstructed this year.
The project spans I-75 between 13 Mile Rd. and Coolidge and a temporary construction barrier will separate the sides of the highway.
Once all northbound traffic is shifted over, the entrace ramps from 14 MIle, Rochester and Big Beaver to northbound I-75 will close for the 2019 construction season.
Temporary exits will be maintained for northbound traffic at 14 Mile Road, Rochester Road, Big Beaver Road, and Crooks Road/Corporate Drive. A crossover at the Crooks Road/Corporate Drive entrance ramp will allow traffic to access northbound I-75 while traffic is shifted onto the southbound side. These temporary movements will be closed for a limited time during the construction season when crews are working within the vicinity.