Lane and ramp closures changing for I-94 bridge and road repair project near Detroit Metro Airport start Sept. 3

Contact: Diane Cross, MDOT Office of Communications, 248-752-0336
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Wayne

ROADWAYS:
I-94
Merriman Road
Middle Belt Road
Goddard Road

RAMP CHANGES START DATE:
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019
7 a.m.

RAMPS REOPENING DATE:
Mid-September

TRAFFIC DETAILS:
Eastbound and westbound I-94 will continue to be reduced from three lanes to two lanes between I-275 and US-24 through the fall. There will be additional lane closures at night this week between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. leaving only one lane open nightly beginning Tuesday and ending Thursday.

Beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday, the westbound I-94 service drive/collector distributor will be closed at Middle Belt Road due to bridge work. All traffic must exit to northbound or southbound Middle Belt Road. Southbound Middle Belt Road will have posted detour signs leading toward the airport using westbound Goddard Road.

The northbound and southbound Middle Belt Road ramps to westbound I-94 will be closed along with the southbound Merriman Road ramp to westbound I-94. The northbound Merriman Road ramp to westbound I-94 will remain open.

The Merriman and Middle Belt road ramps to eastbound I-94 will remain open at this time. The Ecorse Road on ramps are closed to eastbound and westbound I-94 through the fall.

While access to the airport will be maintained with at least one ramp always open, it will be limited and drivers are strongly encouraged to use the airport access off Eureka Road near I-275.

Project location: https://bit.ly/2N5fzH3

PROJECT DETAILS:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $15.5 million to repair I-94 and 12 bridges in western Wayne County. This work includes road repairs between I-275 and Beech Daly Road, west of US-24, and bridge work at Wayne, Vining, Merriman, Middle Belt, Ecorse, and Beech Daly roads. Bridge work includes epoxy overlay, beam repair, rail patching, substructure replacement and repair, and deck patching.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
MDOT understands the impact this type of major work has on motorists and works as quickly and as safely as possible to get the job done. This work will improve safety and provide a smoother driving surface and safer bridges for drivers, while also extending the service lives of these important transportation assets.