Road and bridge work requires closing part of eastbound I-94 this weekend in Detroit

Contact: Rob Morosi, MDOT Office of Communications, MorosiR@Michigan.gov, 248-483-5107
Agency: Transportation

Fast facts:
- Pavement repair and bridge work will require closing a part of eastbound I-94 in Detroit.
- The closure from US-12 (Michigan Avenue) to I-75 begins at 9 p.m. Friday.
- All lanes of I-94 will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.
 

July 31, 2019 -- Weather permitting, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be working on pavement repair and bridge work on I-94 in Detroit. This work will require closing eastbound I-94 from US-12 (Michigan Avenue) to I-75 starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. All lanes of the freeway are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5.

During this closure, eastbound traffic will use eastbound US-12 to northbound Rosa Parks Boulevard, then northbound I-75 back to eastbound I-94. The closure is needed to safely allow crews to resurface eastbound I-94 from US-12 to I-96 and to set bridge beams at the Brush Street overpass.  

The bridge beam setting is expected to wrap up by 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. This will allow crews to open the section of eastbound I-94 from I-96 to I-75. The multi-course resurfacing will require eastbound I-94 to remain closed from US-12 to I-96 until 5 a.m. Monday.

Westbound I-94 traffic will not be detoured; however, only one lane will be open from M-1 (Woodward Avenue) to US-12 (Michigan Avenue) during the same time frame. The westbound lane restrictions are needed to prep pavement for future resurfacing.