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Bridge replacement work over I-94 begins to prepare for demolitions

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Posted at 10:24 AM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 10:24:29-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Bridge replacement work over I-94 will begin Monday.

MDOT is replacing the Fontenac Street, Cadillac Avenue and Burns Street overpasses above I-94.

The work is in advance of the I-94 modernization project; the rebuilding of I-94 in Detroit begins in 2024.

Bridge demolitions are expected to occur in late February, requiring two consecutive weekend closures on I-94 between Conner Avenue and I-75.

On Monday, crews will close the three overpasses; the closures are required to allow for prep work ahead of scheduled demolitions later this month. The overpasses are expected to reopen by the end of the calendar year.

Both directions of I-94 will be closed between I-75 and Conner Avenue the last two weekends in February to demolish the Frontenac Street and Burns Street overpasses. During the closures, all traffic will be detoured to Gratiot. An additional weekend closure will be needed in March to remove the Cadillac Avenue overpass. Details on timing and detours will be announced closer to the scheduled demolitions.

This ongoing bridge replacement is part of the I-94 modernization project in Detroit that involves rebuilding 7 miles of freeway and replacing more than 60 bridges between Conner Road and I-96.