I-94 construction: MDOT to close westbound lanes through Ann Arbor this weekend
Both westbound lanes of Interstate 94 through Ann Arbor will be closed to traffic this weekend as a part of an ongoing nine-mile-long construction project by the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Eastbound lanes of I-94 in Ann Arbor have been closed for two previous weekends as a part of the project.
Westbound I-94 drivers will be routed to northbound U.S. 23, as westbound I-94 will be closed from that intersection west to the junction at M-14.
The closure begins 10 p.m. Friday and ends 5 a.m. Monday. Posted detour routes will be along U.S. 23 and M-14.
Several lane and ramp closures at the U.S. 23 interchange at I-94 will also be imposed by MDOT to prevent merging accidents due to increased traffic on the detour routes.
- Ramp from westbound I-94 to southbound U.S. 23: Closed
- Ramp from eastbound I-94 to northbound U.S. 23: Closed
- Ramp from northbound U.S. 23 to westbound I-94: Closed
- Northbound U.S. 23 at I-94: One lane closed
Workers contracted by MDOT are in the midst of removing and re-pouring concrete sections of I-94.
Sweeny said the construction project is moving ahead on schedule and traffic backups on detour routes have been mitigated by adding additional signs.
Weather permitting, the final closure of a direction on I-94 will be the weekend of Aug. 10-11, said Mark Sweeney, manager of the MDOT post in Brighton.
The approximately $4 million project also includes new overlay payment on a three-mile portion of I-94 through the heart of Ann Arbor between Scio Church Road and the railroad overpass, Sweeney said.
MDOT is pursuing funding options to complete the overlay project on the remaining portions of I-94 in Ann Arbor, Sweeney said.
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