OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – Beginning Monday, March 2, the 8 Mile and 9 Mile road entrance ramps to northbound I-75, and the northbound I-75 ramp to westbound I-696, will be closed until November. The ramp closures are needed to begin the reconstruction of northbound I-75 from 8 Mile Road to I-696 during the 2020 construction season. Detours will be posted for the ramp closures.
In addition, the 9 Mile Road entrance ramp to southbound I-75 will be closed. The ramp closures come on the heels of the freeway closure that begins Friday night for bridge demolition and prep work for an upcoming traffic shift.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: The Political Road Ahead
Beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, northbound I-75 will be closed from 8 Mile to Square Lake roads, and southbound I-75 will be closed from I-696 to 8 Mile Road. Both directions of I-75 will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday, March 2.READ MORE: 'My Name Is Sara' Film On Holocaust Survivor Premieres In Metro Detroit
During the closure, northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured west on 8 Mile Road to northbound M-1 (Woodward Avenue), then eastbound Square Lake Road back to northbound I-75. Southbound I-75 traffic will use westbound I-696 to southbound M-1, then eastbound 8 Mile Road back to southbound I-75. In addition to the full closure, the left lane of southbound I-75 will be closed from Coolidge Highway to 13 Mile Road over the weekend.
Beginning at 5 a.m. Monday, March 2, both directions of I-75 will have two lanes open between 7 Mile Road and Adams Road until the end of the 2020 construction season.MORE NEWS: Dearborn Homecoming Festival Kicks Off This Weekend
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