Alternate routes available for I-94 closures this weekend

(WXYZ) - Both directions of I-94 will be closed between Conner Avenue and I-75 in Detroit this weekend for demolitions of the M-3 and Chene Street overpasses.

The closure begins at 9 p.m. Friday and ends by 5 a.m. Monday.

For basketball fans heading to Little Caesars Arena for the first round of the NCAA tournament, or those looking to celebrate St. Patrick's Day festivities in downtown Detroit, alternate routes are available.

For drivers using westbound I-94 from Macomb County and points east, there are options to reach southbound I-75 into downtown Detroit.

Westbound I-696 will not have lane restrictions this weekend from I-94 to I-75. Westbound M-102, or 8 Mile Road, is also available from I-94 to I-75. Jefferson Avenue along the waterfront is also an option.

Drivers on eastbound I-94 from Detroit Metro Airport and points west can exit onto eastbound US-12, or Michigan Avenue, in Dearborn to avoid the lane restrictions approaching the closure at I-75. Drivers can follow eastbound US-12 to northbound Cass Avenue to access the Little Caesars Arena parking structures and other venues.

Post-game options are available for those heading east by using northbound I-75 to eastbound M-102 or eastbound I-696. Drivers heading west can use northbound M-10 to westbound I-94.

In southwest Detroit, southbound I-75 remains closed and detoured for the ongoing repair to the Rouge Bridge. Drivers needing to use southbound I-75 can use northbound M-10 to westbound I-94, then southbound I-275 to reconnect with southbound I-75 in Monroe County.

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