Preliminary work begins this week on West Grand Boulevard overpass above I-94 in Detroit

Contact: Rob Morosi, MDOT Office of Communications,
Agency: Transportation

Fast Facts:
- Preliminary work on this $9.5 million overpass project consists of utility relocation.
- Construction will last until November.
- Ramp closures at the I-94/West Grand Boulevard interchange expected this week.

January 7, 2012 -- Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews will begin preliminary work this week to replace the West Grand Boulevard overpass above I-94 in Detroit. This $9.5 million investment includes replacing the existing overpasses with two separate structures, and removing the eastbound I-94 left lane exit to West Grand Boulevard in order to improve safety and mobility.

Expected to begin this week, crews will close one lane of West Grand Boulevard in each direction above I-94, along with the westbound I-94 exit to West Grand Boulevard. In addition, crews will close the northbound West Grand Boulevard entrance to eastbound I-94, and the southbound West Grand Boulevard entrance to westbound I-94. A detour will be posted.

Most of the preliminary work involves relocating and replacing utilities.

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