I-94 In Detroit To Reopen Today After Successful Bridge Move

Detroit, MI - After successfully moving and securing the new Second Avenue bridge over I-94 in Detroit, crews will reopen the freeway at 6 a.m. today, Friday, July 29.

Fast facts:

- Both directions of I-94 are expected to reopen between I-75 and M-10 (Lodge Freeway) at 6 a.m. Friday, July 29.
- I-94 was closed to allow for crews to move the Second Avenue bridge over the freeway.
- Various ramp and lane closures remain in place as crews continue work on the new bridge.

The move required closing both directions of I-94 between I-75 and M-10 (Lodge Freeway) for seven days.

Upon reopening, the following restrictions will remain in place:

The new Second Avenue structure is the first network tied arch bridge built in the state of Michigan. Network refers to the cables that are crossed from the top of the arch to the bottom of the driving surface on both sides of the structure. This innovative design eliminates the need for a center pier, which will accommodate the future I-94/M-10 interchange.

The Second Avenue bridge was originally built in 1954 and has never been replaced. Additional information on the Second Avenue bridge can be found here.

Follow the I-94 modernization project on the web at https://I94Detroit.org or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/I94Detroit or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/I94Detroit.

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