OAKLAND COUNTY (WWJ) — Drivers in eastern Oakland County could get a pleasant surprise on Sunday.
The Michigan Department of Transportation tells WWJ Newsradio 950 that construction which completely closed I-75 from Crooks Rd. to M-59 could open early. The freeway was originally scheduled to reopen early Monday morning, but might reopen to drivers sometime on Sunday evening.
“We’re hoping for an early evening opening, well ahead of the 5 a.m. time period for tomorrow,” MDOT’s Rob Morosi said live on WWJ. “If we can get that opened up this evening I think it would be a great benefit.”
MDOT says the closure was needed for safety during the demolition of the Squirrel Road overpass above I-75. Multiple other ramps were closed along the same stretch this weekend.
The construction is part of a 14-year, $1.3 billion project to rebuild an 18-mile stretch of I-75.