August 6, 2014 at 12:32 pm

I-94 to be closed this weekend between I-75, Lodge for M-1 Rail project

Detroit The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced it will close Interstate 94 between I-75 and the Lodge Freeway (M-10) this coming weekend.

The closure will begin at 9 p.m. Friday with the freeway reopening at 5 a.m. Monday.

The closure is needed for crews to demolish the west half (southbound lanes) of the Woodward overpass over I-94 as part of the M-1 Rail project.

During the closure, the detour for westbound I-94 motorists will be to SB I-75 to WB I-96 and then back to WB I-94.

EB I-94 motorists will be diverted to EB I-96 then to NB I-75 and back to EB I-94. One lane will remain open for local traffic on EB I-94 from I-96 to the Lodge.

Additionally, the NB and SB Lodge ramps to WB I-94 will be open.

Starting Wednesday, Woodward will have one lane open in each direction over I-94, with a center turn lane. All traffic will be maintained on the east side (northbound) lanes of the bridge.

This configuration will remain in place until spring 2015. Additionally, the John R entrance ramp to WB I-94, and EB I-94 exit ramp to John R will be closed.

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