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University Drive closed over I-75, alternate route advised

Friday, January 17, 2014
University Drive closed over I-75, alternate route advised

alternate route, use M-59 and exit at Squirrel or Adams

Suggested alternate route: Exit I-75 at M-59 and take either Squirrel or Adams road north to a campus entrance. 
Oakland University students, faculty and staff are advised to seek alternate routes entering and exiting campus via University Drive.

The university just received notification from the Michigan Department of Transportation that University Drive at I-75 will be closed beginning today, Jan. 17 at 4:00 p.m. for roadwork. The repair work is expected to take approximately one week.
Associated closures:
  • WB University loop ramp to SB I-75
  • EB University loop ramp to NB I-75
  • I-75 exit ramps to University will be restricted to only through movement or right turns onto University Drive
  • Additional traffic restrictions may be necessary between Opdyke Road and Cross Creek Parkway
MDOT bridge inspectors have discovered a critical condition with the beams on the bridge that carries University Drive over I-75 and have determined that it is necessary to close University Drive over the freeway to traffic until temporary supports can be installed.