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Posted on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 : 5:58 a.m.

I-94 roadwork: Eastbound lanes to close Friday night for the weekend

By Amy Biolchini

Both eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 along the south side of Ann Arbor will be completely closed to traffic this weekend beginning 10 p.m. Friday.

The eastbound I-94 closure extends from the junction at M-14 on the west side of Ann Arbor to the Carpenter Road overpass on the east side. Access to eastbound I-94 from north and southbound U.S. 23 will be maintained during the construction.


MLive file photo

The nine-mile-long closure is a part of an ongoing resurfacing project by the Michigan Department of Transportation on the roadway.

The posted detour route is along M-14 and U.S. 23.

Eastbound I-94 will re-open to traffic 5 a.m. Monday.

It's the second closure of eastbound I-94 this summer for the resurfacing project. MDOT officials said they chose to close the road for the work in order to complete it in a faster time frame.

The resurfacing project was designed to close each direction of I-94 separately for a total of four weekends. In the contract for the work, MDOT outlined a number of weekends when the highway cannot be closed due to major events happening in the Ann Arbor area.

From 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, MDOT is also planning to close the exit ramp from westbound I-94 to southbound U.S. 23. A posted detour will advise drivers to take U.S. 12, also known as Michigan Avenue.

View MDOT I-94 construction in a larger map

Amy Biolchini covers Washtenaw County, health and environmental issues for Reach her at (734) 623-2552, or on Twitter.



Fri, Jul 26, 2013 : 11:50 a.m.

There was a closure last night (down to one lane) on EB 94 between the State Street ramps. Not sure how long it went on, but I wasn't aware of the closure. I can live with the ones I know about, but when they "sneak" them in, that's when it gets frustrating. Obviously with these jobs they are getting paid by the hour and not the job. "Milk it son..." Guaranteed money to December.

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Fri, Jul 26, 2013 : 11:41 a.m.

more speed bumps?