DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Michigan Department of Transportation will be closing eastbound I-94 in Detroit this weekend to work on pavement repair and bridge work on the highway.
According to MDOT, eastbound I-94 will close between I-96 and Conner Rd. beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, and all lanes of the freeway are expected to be back open by Monday, July 29.
During the closure, eastbound traffic will take eastbound I-96 to northbound I-75 to eastbound 8 Mile Rd. and then back to eastbound I-94. MDOT said the closure is needed to safely allow crews to resurface the highway and set bridge beams on the French Road overpass.
MDOT said the bridge beam setting is expected to wrap up by 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, which will allow crews to open up the section of eastbound I-94 from I-75 to Conner Rd. The multi-course resurfacing will keep the highway closed from I-96 to I-75 until 5 a.m.
Westbound traffic will not be detoured, but only one lane will be open from Woodward to Michigan Ave. during the time frame