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Bridge work requires closing a portion of I-94 in Detroit starting Friday morning

Fast facts:

  • Work on the Second Avenue and Grand River Avenue bridges will require I-94 closures Friday morning to Tuesday morning.   
  • Both directions of I-94 will be closed between I-75 and M-10 (Lodge Freeway).       
  • From Friday night to Sunday night, the closure limits will extend between I-75 and I-96.      

DETROIT, Mich. ­- Weather permitting, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be making another round of hangar adjustments on the new Second Avenue bridge over I-94, as well as continuing work on the Grand River Avenue overpass above I-94. For safety, this work will require closing eastbound and westbound I-94 between I-75 and M-10 (Lodge Freeway) starting at 5 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16. Both directions of I-94 are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Work on the Grand River Avenue overpass is restricted to weekend hours, resulting in extending the closure on I-94 between I-75 and I-96. Work on the Grand River Avenue overpass starts at 9 p.m. Friday and ends by 9 p.m. Sunday.  

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 be closed.

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 be closed.

Ramps in both directions will close by 5 a.m. Friday and reopen by 5 a.m. Tuesday.      

Traffic on northbound and southbound M-10 (Lodge Freeway) will have access to westbound I-94 during daylight hours on Friday and Monday.

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