When will I-94 in Metro Detroit reopen after severe flooding?

Some repairs will take weeks

I-94 is finally clear of water after severe flooding closed it from Detroit to Dearborn.
I-94 is finally clear of water after severe flooding closed it from Detroit to Dearborn.

DETROITI-94 is finally clear of water after severe flooding closed it from Detroit to Dearborn.

Even though the water is gone there is still a lot of work to be done before the highway can be opened safely.

As of noon, street sweepers were driving along the highway and other trucks were driving behind them to scoop up trash and muck that was left behind by the floodwaters.

After the highway is completely cleaned then inspectors need to walk the previously flooded parts and ensure there isn’t any severe damage that was left behind.



MDOT announces when lanes will reopen

WB I-94 reopens in Detroit; Eastbound side to remain closed for 'extensive repairs'
WB I-94 reopens in Detroit; Eastbound side to remain closed for 'extensive repairs'

According to MDOT, westbound I-94 is expected to reopen from West Grand Boulevard to US-12/Michigan at 4 p.m. on Tuesday (June 29).

There will be three lanes open, except near West Grand Boulevard, where only two lanes will be open. A right lane will need repairs at West Grand Boulevard. The eastbound I-96 ramp to westbound I-94 will remain closed during those repairs. All lanes are expected to reopen after the holiday weekend.

Eastbound I-94 will remain closed from US-12/Michigan Avenue to West Grand Boulevard for extensive repairs to a few areas. Especially the areas near Warren Avenue. The repairs are expected to take a week or two before eastbound I-94 can be reopened.

Eastbound US-12/Michigan Avenue is a detour route into Detroit or northbound M-39/Southfield Freeway to eastbound I-96 to eastbound I-94.

Read: Metro Detroit weather: Severe storm risk with more flooding concerns


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