Expect driving difficulties, detour on part of I-75 in Michigan next week

Updated Jun 3, 2023
I-75 highway signs

If your driving takes you on Interstate 75 near Detroit this time next week, you should plan for traffic delays and a detour.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, June 9, crews will be closing I-75 in each direction from US-24 to Saginaw Road for the demolition of the Davisburg Road bridge over the interstate. All traffic will be detoured onto Dixie Highway. Work is expected to be completed by 5 a.m. Monday, June 12, according to a statem ent from MDOT.

This work is part of the Michigan Department of Transportation's $160 million investment to resurface and repair I-75 from M-15 (Ortonville Road) to the Oakland/Genesee county line. This project includes resurfacing I-75, repairing 11 bridges, drainage improvements, culvert replacements, signs, and guardrails. Various work will be performed in different locations with different schedules throughout the 15 miles over four years. 

In 2024, work will include milling and resurfacing northbound I-75 from M-15 to the county line. There will be two lanes of northbound and southbound traffic sharing the existing southbound roadway. 

In 2025, milling and resurfacing will occur on southbound I-75 from the county line to M-15. Traffic will share the existing northbound roadway. 

In 2026, work will include removing the temporary crossovers and remaining miscellaneous activity.