I-94 roadwork: Overnight lane closures precursor to full closure of eastbound lanes this weekend
A single-lane closure on eastbound Interstate 94 from the M-14 interchange east to the Carpenter Road overpass Wednesday and Thursday nights is a precursor to a full closure of the lanes this weekend, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced Wednesday afternoon.
The single-lane closure will be in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday, and from 9 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday for pavement repairs.
A major reconstruction project of I-94 begins Friday night as well.
Both lanes of eastbound I-94 through Ann Arbor will be closed to all traffic from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday from M-14 to Carpenter Road.
Traffic will be detoured around the closure on M-14 and U.S. 23.
I-94 is a composite roadway with a layer of hot mix asphalt on top of concrete.
During this weekend's closure, workers will be cutting out the concrete joints of the road and replacing them.
Because of the extensive work involved on the five-mile-long portion of the highway, MDOT decided closing the road was the best way to complete the work without extending the length of the project.
The weekend closure is the first of several MDOT has anticipated will be necessary to repair the pavement on I-94. The contractor has been advised of major events in the Ann Arbor area when work cannot be completed -- including the Ann Arbor Art Fairs.
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