I-75 closing in both directions in Oakland County this weekend for tanker fire repairs

I-75 closing in both directions in Oakland County this weekend for tanker fire repairs
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(WWJ) -- Those planning to travel along I-75 in Oakland County this weekend should be prepared to navigate some detours.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says both directions of I-75 will be closed from late Friday until Sunday evening.

Northbound I-75 will be shut down from 14 Mile to Big Beaver roads, while southbound I-75 from Big Beaver to Rochester roads will also be closed.

During the closures, northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured east on 14 Mile Road to northbound John R. Road, then westbound Big Beaver Road, and back to northbound I-75.

Additionally, the ramps at 12 Mile, 14 Mile and Rochester roads to northbound I-75 will be closed.

MDOT says they are shutting down the freeway in order to apply high-friction surface treatment to the sections of I-75 that were damaged during a tanker fire last month.