Rochester Road to close under I-75 in Oakland County this weekend for bridge demolition

I-75 construction project coming in August
Posted at 10:01 AM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 10:01:30-04

(WXYZ) — MDOT will close Rochester Road under I-75 this weekend for bridge demolition in Oakland County.

Starting Friday, April 17, at 9 a.m., crews will be demolishing the southbound I-75 bridge over Rochester Road. MDOT says I-75 traffic will not be impacted by the closure.

Currently, both directions of I-75 have two lanes open with all traffic using the northbound side of the freeway separated by a temporary concrete barrier.

Rochester Road will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, April 20.

Detours for northbound and southbound Rochester Road include Maple, Livernois and Big Beaver roads.

Additionally, crews will be closing the northbound I-75 exit to Rochester Road and the Rochester Road entrance ramps to northbound I-75. Northbound I-75 traffic will exit at 14 Mile Road, then use John R., Maple, Livernois and Big Beaver roads back to Rochester Road.

Rochester Road traffic north of the I-75 interchange will use Big Beaver Road to northbound I-75. South of the interchange, traffic will use Maple and Crooks roads and enter northbound I-75 from Corporate Drive. All ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.