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MDOT and Cavnue CAV pilot project begins Aug 7 on westbound I-94 in western Wayne County

  • The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), in partnership with Cavnue, will start a pilot project to develop a shared connected and automated vehicle (CAV) travel lane.
  • The pilot project, funded by Cavnue, will equip the left lane with digital infrastructure that supports CAV testing on westbound I-94 from Belleville to Rawsonville roads in western Wayne County.
  • Initial work will widen the shoulder of westbound I-94 and install underground conduit, requiring a shoulder closure until early September.

BELLEVILLE, Mich. ­- Work to equip the left lane of westbound I-94 with digital infrastructure to support a connected and automated vehicles (CAV) pilot project begins at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7. Funded entirely by Cavnue, work to install underground electrical conduit will require closing a shoulder on westbound I-94 from Haggerty to Rawsonville roads. The initial phase of this road work is expected to be completed by early September.

Afterward, crews will implement a continuous left-lane closure to complete the roadway widening and resurfacing work. Multiple lane closures may be required and are restricted to off-peak travel times. The continuous left-lane closure is expected to reopen in late November.

The proposed CAV corridor project is a partnership between Cavnue and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) that envisions repurposing the existing left lane in each direction of I-94 with technology to support CAV use between Ann Arbor and Detroit. The shared CAV lanes will enable a mix of personal vehicles, CAVs, transit, and shared mobility services. The proposed project will involve installing technology to enhance safety and efficiency for all users.

Additional information can be found on the MDOT website.