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Bridge demolition requires closing a portion of I-94 in Detroit this weekend
October 25, 2023
- MDOT is removing the Beaubien Street overpass and Seminole Street pedestrian bridge above I-94 in Detroit.
- The removals require closing both directions of I-94 between M-10 (Lodge Freeway) and M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) beginning at 9 p.m. Friday night.
- By 5 a.m. Monday, all lanes on eastbound and westbound I-94 will open to traffic.
DETROIT, Mich. - Weather permitting, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will close both directions of I-94 between M-10 (Lodge Freeway) and M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) for bridge demolition. The closure starts at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and ends by 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30. The closure is necessary to allow crews to safely remove the Beaubien Street overpass and the Seminole Street pedestrian bridge over I-94.
During the freeway closure, westbound I-94 will be detoured via southbound M-3 to southbound I-75, then westbound I-96 back to westbound I-94.
Eastbound I-94 will be detoured via southbound M-10 to northbound I-75, then northbound M-3 back to eastbound I-94.
Prior to the full closure, all entrance ramps to westbound I-94 from Cadieux to John R. roads will be closed. Entrance ramps to eastbound I-94 will close from 30th Street to M-53 (Van Dyke Avenue). All ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.
Both structures will be replaced in the future. The Seminole Street pedestrian bridge will become a multimodal structure, one block west at Iroquois Street.