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Posted on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 : 4:42 p.m.

One lane remains closed for accident on westbound I-94 near Platt Road

By Julie Baker

One lane remains closed on westbound Interstate 94 near Platt Road because of an accident, according an alert from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office sent around 4:52 p.m.

Both lanes were previously closed. Michigan State Police is on scene to investigate. No further details are available at this time.

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Rod Johnson

Wed, Nov 23, 2011 : 4:16 p.m.

Are you guys actually so helpless that is the only way you can find out if the freeway is closed?


Wed, Nov 23, 2011 : 9:12 p.m.

Not helpless as to find out if the highway is closed. Moreso wanting to know what happened since they said "Check back to for updates." I'm merely checking back for updates. If they didn't plan on giving any updates don't tell me to check back.

dading dont delete me bro

Wed, Nov 23, 2011 : 10:59 a.m.

any updates? is it clear? 6:00 am wednesday, 11/23

dading dont delete me bro

Wed, Nov 23, 2011 : 3:47 a.m.

eastbound was backed up almost to jackson ave. gawkers. what a mess.


Wed, Nov 23, 2011 : 2:55 a.m.

Still waiting for an update...Is that asking too much?


Wed, Nov 23, 2011 : 2:26 a.m.

Yup, glad AA only has two lanes of interstate traffic through town. Some smart people would have argued that 3-4 lanes was needed, guess AA showed us, they invested in art for City Hall instead. I wonder if those stuck on the freeway for 4 hours had time to walk downtown and enjoy City Hall's splurge on themselves.


Wed, Nov 23, 2011 : 4:27 a.m.

The federal government pays for the interstate highway system, (including expansions) but the reason that I-94 is two lanes through Ann Arbor is that almost all of the existing bridges would need to be replaced in order to widen the freeway to three or four lanes. That would also mean re-doing the 23-94 and the 14-94 interchanges. The Jackson Avenue overpass is also a problem because there's no room to expand it with the cemetery on one side and the shopping mall on the other. Logically, the freeway should be expanded, but logistically, that would be hard to do. If money were no object, I suppose you could build a "skyway" above the existing freeway that would follow the same path and go over all of the current bridges, then run express traffic on the top tier and local traffic on the bottom tier. I'm not sure how else you can expand 94's capacity in this area, though.


Wed, Nov 23, 2011 : 3:53 a.m.

Egads....really? That's right, I forgot cities pay for the cost of the interstate highway. So blocking and closing three lanes of traffic would have been preferable?


Wed, Nov 23, 2011 : 12:24 a.m.

Any update, it's been 3 hours? I went by at around 6 and it was still backed up.