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Bridge demolitions to close down I-94 in Detroit this weekend

Posted at 10:34 AM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 07:12:18-04

(WXYZ) — The Michigan Department of Transportation is set to demolish the French Road and Concord Street overpass this Friday.

Officials say construction will start March 29 at 9 p.m., weather permitting. The demolitions will require fully closing I-94 between Conner Road and I-75 for the weekend.

All lanes of the freeway are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, April 1.

During the closure, westbound through-traffic will be detoured to westbound M-102/8 Mile Road to southbound I-75 and back to westbound I-94. Westbound I-94 will remain open to Conner Road for local access. Eastbound traffic will detour north on I-75 to eastbound M-102 and back to eastbound I-94.

"All ramps along eastbound and westbound I-94 will be closed between Conner Road and I-75. In addition, the following ramps will be closed and will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, April 1:

  • Eastbound I-96 to eastbound I-94,
  • Northbound and southbound M-10 (Lodge Freeway) to eastbound I-94,
  • Northbound and southbound I-75 to eastbound I-94, and
  • All entrance ramps to westbound I-94 from Nine Mile Road to Chalmers Street.

All surface street ramps will begin closing at 7 p.m.; freeway-to-freeway interchange ramps will begin closing at 8 p.m."