Detroit, MI - Weather permitting, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be moving into a new phase on the project to replace the Cass Avenue overpass above I-94 in Detroit this weekend.
Installing bridge foundations and a traffic shift will require closing I-94 between M-10 (Lodge Freeway) and I-75 starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Both directions of I-94 are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11.
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. One lane will remain open on eastbound I-94 to M-10 for local traffic. 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 7 p.m. Friday and will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.
Ramps that will remain closed after the weekend closure include:
- Northbound and southbound M-10 (Lodge Freeway) to eastbound I-94,
- Westbound I-94 to northbound and southbound M-10,
- The John R. Road entrance ramp to westbound I-94 and,
- The eastbound I-94 exit to John R/Woodward Avenue.
Upon reopening Monday morning, eastbound and westbound I-94 will have three lanes open with traffic shifted toward the outside shoulder to accommodate the bridge support work.
The new overpass will replace the original structure built in 1955. All work on this $12.5 million investment is scheduled to be completed in mid-2024.