Major Detroit interstate closure coming this weekend

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is asking drivers to plan ahead for a major road closure in Detroit over the upcoming weekend to allow for crews to demolish an overpass.

Starting at  9 p.m. on Friday, February 3, both directions of I-94 will be closed between I-75 and I-96. The interstate will remain closed through the weekend and is expected to reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday, February 6.

The I-94 closure will allow crews to demolish the Cass Avenue overpass above I-94.

Westbound I-94 traffic will be detoured via southbound I-75 and westbound I-96 back to westbound I-94. Eastbound traffic will be detoured via eastbound I-96 and northbound I-75 back to eastbound I-94. All entrance ramps to eastbound I-94 from 30th Street to M-10 (Lodge Freeway) and 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, according to MDOT.

The following ramps will remain closed AFTER the weekend closure:

  • Northbound and southbound M-10 (Lodge Freeway) to eastbound I-94
  • Westbound I-94 to southbound M-10
  • John R. Road entrance ramp to westbound I-94
  • Eastbound I-94 exit to John R/Woodward Ave

MDOT says that all work on this $12.4 million project will be completed by early 2024. road