April 9, 2019 -- Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be demolishing the Brush Street overpass starting at 9 p.m. Friday, April 12. The demolition will require closing I-94 between I-75 and M-10 (Lodge Freeway) for the weekend. All lanes of I-94 are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, April 15.
During this closure, westbound I-94 traffic will use southbound I-75 and westbound I-96 to go back to westbound I-94. The northbound and southbound M-10 ramps to westbound I-94 will remain open. All entrance ramps to westbound I-94 will be closed from Mt. Elliot to John R. Street and will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.
Eastbound I-94 traffic will use eastbound I-96 and northbound I-75 to go back to eastbound I-94. The eastbound I-94 ramps to northbound and southbound M-10 will remain open for local traffic. All entrance ramps to eastbound I-94 will be closed from 30th Street (west of Warren Avenue) to M-10 and will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.
Beginning Friday night, the northbound and southbound I-75 ramps to westbound I-94 will remain closed for the duration of the bridge replacement. The ramp closures are needed for safety reasons due to their proximity to Brush Street. The northbound and southbound I-75 ramps to westbound I-94 are expected to reopen in November.
This bridge replacement is part of the I-94 modernization project in Detroit that involves rebuilding 7 miles of freeway and replacing 67 bridges between Conner Road and I-96. Follow the I-94 modernization project on the web at https://i94detroit.org or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/I94Detroit or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/I94Detroit.