(WXYZ) — Drivers heading to and from Detroit Metro Airport should expect delays going forward as lane closures for road and bridge repairs on I-94 begin Friday, Aug. 16.
According to MDOT, both directions of I-94 will be reduced from three lanes to one lane each between US-24 and I-275 this weekend to complete work on the shoulders, which will be used as temporary lanes.
Then, at 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, traffic will be shifted onto the shoulders, leaving two lanes open in each direction and the service drive/collector distributor exits to Merriman and Middle Belt roads will each be reduced to one lane.
Westbound I-94 service drive will also be closed at Merriman due to bridge work, and traffic will exit to north or south Merriman and will be able to access the airport. Merriman access to west I-94 will be maintained.
The Ecorse Road on ramps are closed to eastbound and westbound I-94 through the fall.
While access to the airport will be maintained with at least one ramp always open, it will be limited and drivers are strongly encouraged to use the airport access off Eureka Road near I-275.
The $15.5 million project works to repair I-94 and 12 bridges in Wayne County.