TROY (WWJ) – If you were planning on using I-75 in Oakland County this weekend — you’re going to need a detour.
Weather permitting, both directions of I-75 will be closed this weekend between Crooks Road and M-59 in Oakland County, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.
The closure begins at 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, and will open by 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19. MDOT says the closure is needed for safety during the demolition of the Squirrel Road overpass above I-75.
Northbound traffic will be detoured to northbound Crooks Road, then westbound M-59 back to I-75. Southbound traffic will use eastbound M-59, then southbound Crooks Road back to I-75.
In addition to the freeway closure, the following ramps will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and ending by 5 a.m. Monday.
– Eastbound and westbound Big Beaver Road to northbound I-75;
– Crooks Road to northbound I-75;
– Eastbound and westbound M-59 to southbound I-75, and
– Eastbound Square Lake road to southbound I-75.
Square Lake Road will be closed under I-75 for bridge work from 11 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. Detours will be posted in each direction using South Boulevard, and Adams and Coolidge roads.
The construction is part of a 14-year, $1.3 billion project to rebuild an 18-mile stretch of I-75.