Westbound I-94 closed from I-75 to US-12 (Michigan Avenue) for road and bridge work this weekend in Detroit

Contact: Rob Morosi, MDOT Office of Communications, 248-483-5107
Agency: Transportation

Fast facts:

- Pavement repair work will require closing westbound I-94 from I-75 to US-12 this weekend in Detroit.  

- The closure begins at 9 p.m. Friday with all lanes expected to reopen by 10 a.m. Sunday.

- Eastbound I-94 will have a continuous lane closure starting Thursday night.   


September 11, 2019 -- Weather permitting, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be repairing pavement and bridges on I-94 in Detroit. This work will require closing westbound I-94 from I-75 to US-12 (Michigan Avenue) starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. The portion of westbound I-94 from M-10 (Lodge Freeway) to US-12 is expected to reopen by 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Westbound I-94 will have all lanes reopened from I-75 to M-10 by 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. At that time, the northbound and southbound I-75 ramps to westbound I-94 will reopen as well.

During this closure, westbound traffic will be detoured via southbound I-75 to westbound I-96, then southbound M-39 (Southfield Freeway) back to westbound I-94. The closure is needed to safely allow crews to resurface westbound I-94 from 2nd Avenue to Wyoming Avenue, remove the traffic shift under the Brush Street overpass, and begin structure repair on the railroad bridge located just east of Livernois Avenue.

On eastbound I-94, crews will begin repair on the railroad bridge that will require a continuous right-lane closure of eastbound I-94 from Livernois Avenue to Junction Street starting at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, and ending at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. From 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, the right and center lanes will be closed. During the continuous lane closures, crews will close the Livernois Avenue entrance ramp to eastbound I-94.  

Work on the Brush Street overpass project will require crews to close the left lane of eastbound I-94 from M-10 to I-75 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. During that time, the southbound M-10 ramp to westbound I-94 will be closed for safety.