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Update: Ramp closures, ramp openings, and traffic shift for I-94 project near Detroit Metro Airport


Merriman Road
Middle Belt Road
Ecorse Road

Fall 2019

Beginning 9 p.m. Friday, eastbound and westbound I-94 will be reduced from three lanes to one lane each between US-24 and I-275 this weekend to shift traffic from the two right lanes over to the two left lanes to continue road and bridge work.  

Beginning sometime Saturday, depending on the weather, the eastbound I-94 ramp to northbound Merriman Road will close until mid-October, along with the following ramps:

Ramps closing to westbound I-94:

  • Northbound Wayne Road
  • Southbound Wayne Road
  • Northbound Merriman Road

Ramps closing to eastbound I-94:

  • Northbound Middle Belt Road
  • Southbound Merriman Road

Previously closed ramps that are now open:

  • Westbound I-94 ramp to Merriman Road
  • Southbound Middle Belt Road ramp to westbound I-94
  • Southbound Merriman Road ramp to westbound I-94

The Ecorse Road on ramps to eastbound and westbound I-94 are closed through the fall.

While access to the airport will be maintained from I-94 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 map

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.

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.