I-94 to be shut down this weekend in Detroit for M-1

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Detroit — The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced it will close a section of Interstate 94 this weekend as part of the M-1 Rail project in the city.

According to MDOT, I-94 will be closed between the Lodge Freeway (M-10) and I-75 from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday so crews can rebuild parts of Woodward as well as demolish the bridge over I-94.

The ramps within the work zone will also be closed for that time period.

The detours are as follows:

■ EB I-94 traffic will be detoured via SB M-10 and NB I-75 to EB I-94.

■ WB I-94 traffic will be detoured via SB I-75 and NB M-10 to WB I-94.

Additionally, the WB I-94 ramp to Beaubien and Woodward will be closed with traffic detoured via SB I-75 and WB Mack to Beaubien and Woodward.

The Chene ramp to WB I-94 will be closed with traffic detoured via the EB I-94 service drive and NB Mt. Elliott to WB I-94.

The 14th Street ramp to EB I-94 will be closed with traffic detoured to WB Warren and WB Grand River to EB I-94.

The NB and SB Lodge Freeway ramps to EB I-94 will be closed and detoured via NB I-75 to EB I-94.

The northbound and southbound I-75 ramps to westbound I-94 will be closed and detoured:

■ NB I-75 traffic will be detoured to WB M-8 (Davison Freeway) and the SB Lodge to WB I-94.

■ SB I-75 will be detoured via NB M-10 to WB I-94.

The EB and WB I-96 ramps to EB I-94 will be closed and detoured as follows:

■ EB I-96 traffic will be detoured to the Joy exit, then eB I-96 and NB I-75 will go to EB I-94.

■ NB I-75 traffic, including Ambassador Bridge traffic, will be detoured to EB I-94.

The M-1 Rail streetcar line is a 3.3-mile project that will run from downtown to the New Center area. The $137 million publicly and privately funded line is expected to be operational by fall 2016. Construction on the light rail started in late July.

TGreenwood@detroitnews.com

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