If you drive I-75 in southern Oakland county to get to work, prepare yourself.

According to the Detroit Free Press, by Friday morning, all southbound lanes on I-75 will be closed from Adams Road to 13 mile, with traffic using the right shoulder as a travel lane.

That's to prepare the southbound lanes for what's to come in mid-March.  That's when the existing northbound lanes will be shut down for reconstruction and all traffic will be carried on the southbound side of the freeway, with two lanes in each direction, separated by a concrete barrier.

MDOT said the $224 million project, which is the second part of a larger initiative to modernize I-75, involves reconstructing more than 8 miles of pavement.

It will also include improving 18 structures, upgrading drainage, constructing noise walls, and continuing the construction of the high occupancy vehicle lanes on I-75.  For more information on this incredible project, please click on the above link.