I-75 reopened to southbound traffic at 14 Mile after crashes

Stacy Sominski
The Detroit News

Interstate 75 has been a headache for commuters in Oakland County on Tuesday.

Southbound I-75 at 14 Mile, which was closed due to a crash around 8:30 a.m., has been reopened.

An earlier crash that closed all northbound lanes around 6:30 a.m. had been cleared around 7:30 a.m.

But traffic in the area was again delayed due to subsequent crashes. Around 8 a.m., not long after the freeway had been reopened, all lanes of northbound traffic except the left lane were again closed due to a crash. A few moments later, a crash closed some southbound lanes after 14 Mile, leaving just the right lane for travel.

MDOT officials closed the southbound side completely at 8:30 a.m.

The area has been plagued by near-daily crashes in the construction zone that is part of MDOT's "Modernize 75" efforts.