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Damage repairs estimated at $1.5 million after tanker crash and fire on I-75 at Big Beaver Road in Troy

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Jul 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-16 14:23:06-04

TROY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Damage repairs are estimated at $1.5 million following the I-75 tanker crash and fire near Big Beaver Road in Troy.

All lanes of the freeway and a part of the median barrier wall were damaged on July 12 after the incident.

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Sections of the pavement and barrier will be rebuilt. All costs will be submitted to the carrier's insurance company for reimbursement.

Only one lane of I-75 is open in both directions while repairs are being made.

Crews will keep the entrance ramps at 14 Mile and Rochester Road to northbound I-75 closed as well as the entrance ramps at Crooks Road and Big Beaver to southbound I-75.

All lanes and ramps are expected to reopen in approximately six weeks.