July 25, 2019 DETROIT, MI (AMN) — Heads up motorists, I-94 in Detroit will close this weekend. Weather permitting, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be working on pavement repair and bridge work on I-94 in Detroit and this work will require closing eastbound I-94 from I-96 to Conner Road starting at 9 p.m. Friday, July 26.
All lanes of the freeway are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, July 29. During the closure, eastbound traffic will use eastbound I-96 to northbound I-75, then eastbound M-102 (Eight Mile Road) back to eastbound I-94. The closure is needed to safely allow crews to resurface eastbound I-94 from I-96 to Second Avenue and to set bridge beams at the French Road overpass.
The bridge beam setting is expected to wrap up by 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27. This will allow crews to open the section of eastbound I-94 from I-75 to Conner Road. The multi-course resurfacing will require eastbound I-94 to remain closed from I-96 to I-75 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 resurfacing in August.