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Bridge work requires closing a portion of I-94 in Detroit this weekend

Fast facts:

  • Work on the Second Avenue and Grand River Avenue bridges will require I-94 closures Friday night - Monday morning.    
  • Westbound I-94 will close from I-75 to M-10 (Lodge Freeway).
  • Eastbound I-94 will close from I-96 to I-75.      

DETROIT, Mich. ­- Weather permitting, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be adjusting hangars on the new Second Avenue bridge and setting steel bridge beams on the Grand River Avenue overpass above I-94 this weekend. This work will require closing westbound I-94 from I-75 to M-10 (Lodge Freeway) and eastbound I-94 from I-96 to I-75 starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. Both directions of I-94 are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21.    

Westbound I-94 traffic will be detoured via southbound I-75 and westbound I-96 back to westbound I-94. All entrance ramps to westbound I-94 from Mt. Elliott to John R. streets will close.

Eastbound I-94 traffic will be detoured via eastbound I-96 and northbound I-75 back to eastbound I-94. All entrance ramps to eastbound I-94 from 30th Street to M-10 (Lodge Freeway) will close.

Ramps in both directions will close by 9 p.m. Friday and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.       

Traffic on northbound and southbound M-10 (Lodge Freeway) will have access to westbound I-94 over the weekend.

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