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Phase 2 of I-75 construction project delayed again, set to start Friday

Posted at 7:55 AM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 12:53:49-04

(WXYZ) — Phase 2 of the massive I-75 reconstruction project in Oakland County has been delayed again.

According to MDOT, the delays are due to unpredictable weather, which poses a challenge for work that needs to be done in order to close the lanes and ramps.

The $224 million project will involve reconstructing more than eight miles of pavement, improving 18 structures, upgrading drainage, constructing community-developed aesthetics and noise walls, and constructing high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes from Coolidge Highway and 13 Mile Road.

On Friday, March 15, the following ramps will be closed after 9 a.m. and will remain closed for the duration of the 2019 construction season:

  • SB I-75 Entrance Ramp from EB Big Beaver
  • SB I-75 Entrance Ramp from WB Big Beaver
  • SB I-75 Entrance Ramp from Rochester Road
  • SB I-75 Exit Ramp to Eastbound 14 Mile Road

On Saturday, March 16, two lanes of SB I-75 traffic will be shifted to the right around 8:30 a.m. The traffic shift will remain in place for the construction season.

Starting Monday, March 18, at 9 a.m., crews will begin closing the following lanes and ramps for the construction season:

  • NB I-75 Exit Ramp to WB Big Beaver
  • Closing the right lane of NB I-75 at Big Beaver
  • Closing the left lane of NB I-75 at Coolidge

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