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I-75 BL Closes in Pontiac to Replace Railroad Crossing

Wed September 19, 2018 - Midwest Edition #18
Michigan Department of Transportation


MDOT is investing $690,000 to replace the railroad crossing along the I-75 BL (U.S.-24 BR/Woodward Avenue).
MDOT is investing $690,000 to replace the railroad crossing along the I-75 BL (U.S.-24 BR/Woodward Avenue).

The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $690,000 to replace the railroad crossing along the I-75 BL (U.S.-24 BR/Woodward Avenue) between the Pontiac Loop and South Boulevard in Oakland County, which is in very poor condition. The project includes removing and replacing the railroad crossing; upgrading and improving the railroad signal gates; sidewalk ramp upgrades to meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards; and pavement markings.

This project requires closing I-75 BL for approximately two months. It is expected the road will reopen in late October or early November.

Traffic Details

This type of work will require closing the roadway. Traffic will be detoured via M-59, I-75 and Square Lake Road due to a project on U.S.-24 (Telegraph Road).

Detours

Northbound traffic will be detoured to Square Lake Road, then I-75 to M-59.

Southbound traffic will be detoured to M-59, then I-75 to Square Lake Road.

Safety Benefits

Rebuilding and upgrading the railroad crossing will create a safer crossing with improved gate arms that will come down from each side instead of one long arm. This work also will improve warning signals and pavement markings and feature upgraded sidewalks. This also will provide an improved driving surface over the tracks.