MDOT to host open house on Second Avenue bridge replacement over I-94 in Detroit

Contact: Rob Morosi, MDOT Office of Communications 248-483-5107
Agency: Transportation

WHAT:
An open house-style meeting to inform the public on the replacement of the Second Avenue overpass above I-94 in Detroit.        

WHO:
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) staff
Project consultants
Residents and interested stakeholders                       

WHEN:
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:
University Prep High School
600 Antoinette St.
Detroit, MI 48202

Accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking ability. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. Please call 517-335-4381 to request at least seven days before meeting date.

BACKGROUND:
MDOT staff will share project details on the upcoming replacement of the Second Avenue overpass above I-94. This $25.5 million replacement will be the first network tied arch structure in the state of Michigan, and will accommodate motor vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The Second Avenue overpass was originally constructed in 1954 and has never been replaced. This work, part of the I-94 modernization project in Detroit, is underway and is expected to be completed in spring 2021.

The I-94 modernization project will improve safety and mobility by modernizing roughly 7 miles of I-94 between Conner Avenue and I-96. Included in the modernization is utility and bridge replacement, improvements to freeway interchanges, and construction of an additional freeway lane. Follow the I-94 modernization project on the web at www.I94Detroit.org, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/I94Detroit or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/I94Detroit.