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

Fast facts:

  • MDOT is replacing the Cass Avenue overpass above I-94 in Detroit.       
  • Demolition of the Cass Avenue overpass requires closing I-94 between I-96 and I-75 starting Friday night.
  • Several ramps including the northbound and southbound M-10 (Lodge Freeway) ramps to eastbound I-94 will remain closed after the weekend.        

DETROIT, Mich. ­- Weather permitting, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be removing the Cass Avenue overpass in Detroit this weekend. This work will require closing I-94 between I-75 and I-96 starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Both directions of I-94 are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6.  

Westbound I-94 traffic will be detoured via southbound I-75 and westbound I-96 back to westbound I-94. Eastbound 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) and westbound I-94 from Mt. Elliott to Linwood streets will be closed by 9 p.m. Friday and will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday. 

Ramps that will remain closed after the weekend closure include:

  • Northbound and southbound M-10 (Lodge Freeway) to eastbound I-94,
  • Westbound I-94 to southbound M-10,
  • John R. Road entrance ramp to westbound I-94 and,
  • Eastbound I-94 exit to John R/Woodward Ave.

The ramps will remain closed to allow crews to safely build the outside supports of the new bridge. Upon opening Monday morning, eastbound and westbound I-94 will have three lanes open with traffic shifted toward the median to accommodate the bridge support work.

The new overpass will replace the original structure built in 1955. All work on this $12.5 million investment is scheduled to be completed in early 2024. 

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