DETROIT, MI – Weather permitting, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be demolishing the Burns Street overpass above I-94 in Detroit this weekend.
This work will require closing both directions of I-94 between I-75 and Conner Avenue starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26. All lanes of I-94 are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, March 1.
During this closure, westbound I-94 traffic will be detoured via westbound M-102 (Eight Mile Road), southbound M-3 (Gratiot Avenue), the westbound Gratiot Connector, and northbound I-75 back to westbound I-94.
One lane of westbound I-94 will be open for local traffic up to Conner Avenue. All entrance ramps to westbound I-94 will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. from Chalmers to Chene streets and will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.
Eastbound I-94 traffic will be detoured via southbound I-75, the eastbound Gratiot Connector, northbound M-3, and eastbound M-102 back to eastbound I-94. All entrance ramps to eastbound I-94 will be closed starting at 7 p.m. from I-96 to Gratiot Avenue and will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.
Beginning Monday, March 1, the Van Dyke Avenue entrance ramps to eastbound and westbound I-94 will remain closed during the rebuilding of the Burns Street overpass. The new Burns Street bridge will replace the current structure built in 1954.