WB I-94 from I-75 to I-96 in Detroit to close this weekend for bridge beam setting

Bridge beam setting was rescheduled after being delayed due to high winds


DETROITMichigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews will be setting steel bridge beams on the Grand River overpass above I-94 this weekend, if the weather cooperates.

The work requires the closure of westbound I-94 from I-75 to I-96 starting at 9 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 11). Westbound I-94 is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday (Nov. 14). The work was scheduled to begin last weekend, but high winds caused MDOT to postpone the project.

Westbound I-94 traffic will be detoured via southbound I-75 and westbound I-96 back to westbound I-94. All entrance ramps to westbound I-94 from Mt. Elliott to Linwood streets will be closed by 9 p.m. Friday and will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

The new Grand River Avenue overpass will replace the original structure built in 1952. All work on the $14.6 million investment is scheduled to be completed in spring 2023.

Click here to learn more about the I-94 modernization project.

  • MDOT is replacing the Grand River Avenue bridge over I-94.
  • Setting bridge beams requires closing westbound I-94 from I-75 to I-96 starting Friday night.
  • Traffic will be detoured using I-75 and I-96.

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