(WXYZ) — Drivers who use westbound I-94 through Detroit and Dearborn over the weekend will have to find an alternate route. The highway will close from I-75 to Michigan Ave. for road and bridge work this weekend.
According to MDOT, weather permitting, the highway will close at 9 p.m. Friday to repair pavement and bridges along westbound I-94.
It's expected that the portion of westbound I-94 from the Lodge Freeway to Michigan Ave. will reopen by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, with all lanes open from I-75 to M-10 by 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. At that time, the northbound and southbound I-75 ramps to westbound I-94 will reopen.
During the closure, traffic will be detoured by taking southbound I-75 to westbound I-96 to southbound M-39 and back to westbound I-94. The closure is needed to safely allow crews to resurface the highway from 2nd Ave. to Wyoming, remove traffic shifts under the Brush St. overpass and begin repair on the railroad bridge east of Livernois.
On eastbound I-94, crews will begin repairing the railroad bridge the requires the right lane to be closed from Livernois to Junction starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 and ending at 9 p.m. on Sept. 13. Then, from 9 p.m. on Friday night through 5 a.m. Monday, the right and center lanes will be closed.
Work on the Brush Street overpass project will require crews to close the left lane of eastbound I-94 from M-10 to I-75 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. During that time, the southbound M-10 ramp to westbound I-94 will be closed for safety.