I-94 in Detroit to close this weekend for bridge demolition

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Published March 27, 2019 — 9:30 a.m. EST

If you planned to travel I-94 to and from Detroit this weekend, you’ll want to plan an alternate route.

MDOT contract crews will be demolishing the French Road and Concord Street overpasses starting at 9 p.m. Friday, March 29.

The demolitions will require closing I-94 between Conner Road and I-75 for the weekend.

All lanes of the freeway are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, April 1.

The work is weather-permitting.

Related: MDOT announces I-94 project in western Wayne County

During this closure, westbound traffic will be advised to take westbound M-102 (Eight Mile Road) to southbound I-75 and back to westbound I-94.

Westbound I-94 will remain open to Conner Road for local access. Eastbound traffic will be detoured north on I-75 to eastbound M-102 and back to eastbound I-94.

All ramps along eastbound and westbound I-94 will be closed between Conner Road and I-75.

In addition, the following ramps will be closed and will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, April 1:

– Eastbound I-96 to eastbound I-94,

– Northbound and southbound M-10 (Lodge Freeway) to eastbound I-94,

– Northbound and southbound I-75 to eastbound I-94, and

– All entrance ramps to westbound I-94 from Nine Mile Road to Chalmers Street.

All surface street ramps will begin closing at 7 p.m.; freeway-to-freeway interchange ramps will begin closing at 8 p.m.

The 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.

You can follow the I-94 project on the web at I94Detroit.org, or follow on Facebook at facebook.com/I94Detroit or on Twitter at twitter.com/I94Detroit.


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