I-94 closed in Detroit this weekend for overpass bridge work

Lanes expected to reopen Monday

MDOT said contract crews will be setting new steel bridge beams at the Frontenac Street overpass above I-94 in Detroit this weekend. (Nov. 5-7, 2021) Go here for more information: https://www.clickondetroit.com/traffic/2021/11/04/i-94-closing-in-detroit-this-weekend-for-overpass-bridge-work/

DETROIT – A portion of I-94 is closed this weekend in Detroit as MDOT replaces an overpass.

MDOT said contract crews will be setting new steel bridge beams at the Frontenac Street overpass above I-94 in Detroit this weekend.

This work will require closing both directions of I-94 between M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) and I-75 starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. This section of I-94 is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8.

View all: Metro Detroit weekend road construction notices for Nov. 5-7, 2021

During this closure, westbound I-94 traffic will be detoured via southbound M-3 (Gratiot Avenue), the westbound Gratiot Connector, and northbound I-75 back to westbound I-94. All entrance ramps to westbound I-94 will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. from Chalmers to Chene streets.

Eastbound I-94 traffic will be detoured via southbound I-75, the eastbound Gratiot Connector and northbound M-3, to eastbound M-102 (Eight Mile Road) back to eastbound I-94. All entrance ramps to eastbound I-94 will be closed starting at 7 p.m. from I-96 to Gratiot Avenue.

Except for ramps that are closed for current construction, all entrance ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

The new Frontenac Street bridge is replacing the original structure built in 1954.


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