Two road construction projects begin on I-94 in western Washtenaw County Friday
Drivers on I-94 in western Washtenaw County can expect to see construction barrels starting Friday as two projects get under way.
The work stretches from the Jackson/Washtenaw county line east to Parker Road near the village of Dexter. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, the projects - which total $17.3 million - are funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The first project stretches from the county line east to Freer Road near Chelsea. MDOT says that project involves resurfacing 6.6 miles of pavement, along with ramp improvements at Kalmbach Road, Pierce Road (Old US-12), and the M-52 interchange. Work is expected to wrap up by the end of October.The second project will last two years and will occur between Freer Road and Parker Road. The work starting Friday involves shoulder widening and reconstruction, along with ramp improvements at Fletcher Road and the rest area off eastbound I-94. Next year, the 5.5-mile stretch of I-94 will be resurfaced, along with guardrail upgrades and drainage improvements, MDOT says.
So what can drivers in the area expect?
MDOT says one lane will be maintained in each direction on I-94 at all times. On weekdays, single-lane closures will occur between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. On weekends, single-lane closures are expected starting at 8 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. on Monday.
No lane closures are planned during holidays or special events like home football games at the University of Michigan and race weekend at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.â€¨
â€¨Certain ramps will be closed, and traffic will be detoured for a total of 21 days for reconstruction.
For up-to-date information on this project, go to the list of statewide lane closures.â€¨â€¨