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Years-Long I-75 Reconstruction Project Set To Begin Soon In Oakland County

TROY (WWJ) - A two-year, $90.8 million project to reconstruct both directions of I-75 in Oakland County is just about ready to begin.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says work on the project is scheduled to start the week of August 15.

Crews will be reconstructing pavement and replacing bridges between Coolidge Highway in Troy and South Boulevard in Auburn Hills. Work also includes modernizing the Square Lake Road interchange.

Beginning the week of Aug. 15, the right lane of southbound I-75 will be closed continuously from Square Lake Road to Coolidge Highway in order for crews to begin upgrading the right shoulder for a future traffic shift. This configuration is expected to last into early September before another stage of the project is scheduled to begin.

Northbound I-75 will have intermittent single-lane closures for future work in 2017.

When the work is complete, drivers entering northbound I-75 will be able to do so from the right lane of Square Lake Road, instead of the present day left lane, so traffic can merge more safely.

Check out the construction segments for Modernize 75.

Posted by Modernize 75 on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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