DETROIT, MI – Weather permitting, both directions of I-94 will be closed between Conner Avenue and I-75 in Detroit this weekend for demolition of the M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) and Chene Street overpasses. In addition to the bridge demolition, crews will be deployed for detailed inspections on other bridges, pavement repair, and utility work within the closure limits. The closure begins at 9 p.m. Friday and ends by 5 a.m. Monday.
For basketball fans heading to Little Caesars Arena for the first round of the NCAA tournament, or those looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day festivities in downtown Detroit, alternate routes are available.
For drivers using westbound I-94 from Macomb County and points east, there are options to reach southbound I-75 into downtown Detroit. Westbound I-696 will not have lane restrictions this weekend from I-94 to I-75. Also available is westbound M-102 (Eight Mile Road) from I-94 to I-75. Along the waterfront, Jefferson Avenue is also an option.
Drivers on eastbound I-94 from Detroit Metro Airport and points west can exit onto eastbound US-12 (Michigan Avenue) in Dearborn to avoid the lane restrictions approaching the closure at I-75. Drivers can follow eastbound US-12 to northbound Cass Avenue to access the Little Caesars Arena parking structures and other venues.
Post-game options are available for those heading east by using northbound I-75 to eastbound M-102 or eastbound I-696. Drivers heading west can use northbound M-10 to westbound I-94.
In southwest Detroit, southbound I-75 remains closed and detoured for the ongoing repair to the Rouge Bridge. Drivers needing to use southbound I-75 can use northbound M-10 to westbound I-94, then southbound I-275 to re-connect with southbound I-75 in Monroe County.
Project map: https://goo.gl/eoUfV3.