Frontenac Street bridge beam setting requires closing a portion of I-94 this weekend in Detroit

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

Fast facts:
- MDOT is replacing the Frontenac Street overpass above I-94.
- Bridge beam setting requires closing I-94 between I-75 and M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) starting Friday night.
- This section of I-94 is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8.

November 4, 2021 -- Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be setting new steel bridge beams at the Frontenac Street overpass above I-94 in Detroit this weekend. This work will require closing both directions of I-94 between M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) and I-75 starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. This section of I-94 is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8.

During this closure, westbound I-94 traffic will be detoured via southbound M-3 (Gratiot Avenue), the westbound Gratiot Connector, and northbound I-75 back to westbound I-94. All entrance ramps to westbound I-94 will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. from Chalmers to Chene streets.

Eastbound I-94 traffic will be detoured via southbound I-75, the eastbound Gratiot Connector and northbound M-3, to eastbound M-102 (Eight Mile Road) back to eastbound I-94. All entrance ramps to eastbound I-94 will be closed starting at 7 p.m. from I-96 to Gratiot Avenue.

Except for ramps that are closed for current construction, all entrance ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.   

The new Frontenac Street bridge is replacing the original structure built in 1954.  

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