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I-75 bridge repair begins Monday,
Aug. 10, in Oakland County
August 3, 2009 -- Contracting crews are mobilizing to begin a $2 million repair project on the bridges that carry I-75 over Pontiac and Lapeer roads in Oakland County, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The need for repair on these bridges was identified last year, but was left out of the I-75 bridge rehabilitation project in 2008 due to lack of available funding.
During construction, two lanes will be open on northbound and southbound I-75 between Chrysler Drive and Joslyn Road. There will be traffic shifts on I-75 at Pontiac and Lapeer roads in order to maintain two lanes during peak travel periods. All ramps will be open with the exception of the entrance ramps to northbound I-75 from westbound University Drive and Chrysler Drive. Traffic using these ramps will be detoured using westbound University Drive, northbound Opdyke Road, and northbound Lapeer Road, then back to northbound I-75 via the connector just south of the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Lapeer Road will be reduced to a single lane in each direction under I-75. Pontiac Road under I-75 will be closed for the duration of the project. Traffic in each direction on Pontiac Road will be detoured using University Drive and Opdyke Road.
The repair work is scheduled to be completed in early November.
MDOT: Working to improve our state roads and bridges.