I-94 Modernization Project

  • Overview

    MDOT I-94 shield

    Nearly 30 years ago, MDOT recognized the need to reconstruct I-94 in Detroit. In the 1990s, the department conducted an extensive Environmental Impact Study (EIS) aimed at (among other things) building community consensus on how to repair I-94. In 2005, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a record of decision (ROD) that approved the reconstruction of a 6.7-mile segment of the freeway in the city of Detroit, from just east of the I-94/I-96 interchange to east of Conner Avenue.