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.
- 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 left lane of westbound I-94 will remain closed at Second Avenue until sunset on Sunday, July 31.
- The ramp from northbound M-10 to eastbound I-94 will remain closed until Monday, August 1.
- The ramp from westbound I-94 to northbound M-10 will remain closed until early October.
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.