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Second Avenue overpass replacement requires lane closures Thursday on I-94 in Detroit

Fast facts:
- MDOT is replacing the Second Avenue overpass above I-94.
- Work requires one-day lane closures starting Thursday morning between Rosa Parks Boulevard and I-75.
- The southbound M-10 (Lodge Freeway) ramp to eastbound I-94 will close until fall.

March 31, 2020 -- Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews are moving into another stage on the replacement of the Second Avenue overpass above I-94 in Detroit.

Starting at 5 a.m. and ending by 11 p.m. Thursday, April 2, eastbound and westbound I-94 will each have one lane open between Rosa Parks Boulevard and I-75 for crews to implement a traffic shift. At the same time, crews will close the northbound and southbound I-75 ramps to westbound I-94. The traffic shift will allow for crews to safely construct the new bridge supports along each side of the freeway. All lanes of eastbound and westbound I-94, along with the I-75 ramps to westbound I-94, will reopen by 11 p.m. Thursday.  

In addition, crews will close the southbound M-10 (Lodge Freeway) ramp to eastbound I-94 and the John R. Street entrance ramp to westbound I-94 starting Thursday morning until fall. These ramps are being closed for safety due to the I-94 traffic shift. Detours will be posted for the ramp closures.

All work on this $25.5 million project is scheduled to be completed in summer 2021. The new Second Avenue bridge will replace the current structure built in 1954 and will be the first network tied arch bridge in the state of Michigan. During the replacement, vehicular traffic for Second Avenue will be detoured to M-1 (Woodward Avenue) to cross over I-94.     

This bridge replacement is part of the I-94 modernization project in Detroit that involves rebuilding 7 miles of freeway and replacing more than 60 bridges between Conner Road and I-96. Follow the I-94 modernization project on the web at or follow on Facebook at or on Twitter at