14-year project starts to improve, widen I-75

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP (AP) - A 14-year project to improve and widen Interstate 75 in suburban Detroit is getting started.

Construction started Monday on the effort with a 2-year, $90.8 million project to reconstruct both directions of I-75 between Coolidge Highway and South Boulevard in Oakland County. The project includes reconstructing pavement, replacing bridges and modernizing the Square Lake Road interchange.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says lane closures are planned. A new traffic configuration is expected to last into early September, when additional work on the project is scheduled to begin. The first phase includes roadway in Bloomfield Township and Troy.

The work is taking place in phases through 2030. Overall, the cost of the roughly 18-mile project is expected to top $1 billion.

Project details are posted online.




Published: Wed, Aug 17, 2016