MDOT plans final closure of westbound I-94 in Ann Arbor this weekend
Westbound Interstate 94 in Ann Arbor will be closed starting Friday night for the second consecutive weekend as the state completes a reconstruction project.
This will be the final weekend for a full closure of one direction of the freeway in Ann Arbor this summer, Michigan Department of Transportation, officials announced Tuesday.
Both westbound lanes of I-94 will close at 10 p.m. Friday and remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday so crews contracted by MDOT can remove and replace damaged portions of nine miles of the concrete roadway.
The closure begins on the east side of Ann Arbor at the Carpenter Road overpass and extends to the junction with M-14 on the west side of Ann Arbor. About three miles of I-94 in the center of the work area will also receive a new overlay of asphalt.
Drivers on westbound I-94 will be detoured to northbound U.S. 23 and then to M-14. The exit ramp from westbound I-94 to southbound U.S. 23 will be closed.
Alternate routes are route U.S. 12 and M-17. MDOT may adjust traffic signal timing at those intersections to accommodate increased traffic due to detoured drivers, officials said.
It's the fourth complete closure of one direction of I-94 this summer for the $4 million project, and MDOT officials confirmed Tuesday that it will be the final closure as a part of the work.
Westbound I-94 was also closed last weekend and MDOT had closed one lane of northbound U.S. 23 at the I-94 interchange to reduce merging accidents. The northbound U.S. 23 closure will not be in place this weekend, MDOT officials said.
Eastbound I-94 was closed the weekends of July 12-15 and July 26-29. The project is proceeding on MDOT's schedule.
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