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Both directions of Interstate 94 will continue to be reduced from three lanes to two in Wayne County between I-275 and US-24 through the fall, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. 

At 7 a.m. Tuesday, the westbound I-94 service drive/collector distributor was closed at Middle Belt Road due to bridge work.

This means all traffic must exit to northbound or southbound Middle Belt Road. Southbound Middle Belt Road will have posted detour signs leading toward the airport using westbound Goddard Road.

The effort is part of a $15.5 million MDOT project to repair I-94 and 12 bridges in western Wayne County.

This work includes road repairs between I-275 and Beech Daly Road, west of US-24, and bridge work at Wayne, Vining, Merriman, Middle Belt, Ecorse, and Beech Daly roads. Bridge work includes epoxy overlay, beam repair, rail patching, substructure replacement and repair, and deck patching.

There will be additional lane closures at night this week between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. leaving only one lane open nightly beginning Tuesday and ending Thursday.

The Merriman and Middle Belt road ramps to eastbound I-94 will remain open at this time. The Ecorse Road on ramps are closed to eastbound and westbound I-94 through the fall.

While access to the airport will be maintained with at least one ramp always open, it will be limited and drivers are strongly encouraged to use the airport access off Eureka Road near I-275.

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