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Headed to Detroit? Both I-75 and I-94 have total freeway closures this weekend

Posted at 6:28 AM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 06:28:12-05

DETROIT — As we approach the end of winter, it means the beginning of construction season, and there are two major highway closures this weekend in metro Detroit.

I-75 will be closed from I-696 to 8 Mile in both directions as part of the I-75 Modernization project, and I-94 will close from I-75 to Conner Ave. as part of the I-94 Modernization project.

The closures are required to demolish bridges over both highways.

Here are the detours:

During this closure, westbound I-94 traffic will be detoured via westbound M-102 (Eight Mile Road), southbound M-3 (Gratiot Avenue), the westbound Gratiot Connector, and northbound I-75 back to westbound I-94.

Eastbound I-94 traffic will be detoured via southbound I-75, the eastbound Gratiot Connector, northbound M-3, and eastbound M-102 back to eastbound I-94. All entrance ramps to eastbound I-94 will be closed starting at 7 p.m. from I-96 to Gratiot Avenue and will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

Northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured west on 8 Mile Road to northbound M-1 (Woodward Avenue), then eastbound I-696 back to northbound I-75. Southbound I-75 traffic will use westbound I-696 to southbound M-1, then eastbound 8 Mile Road back to southbound I-75.

Also, I-75 will have only one lane open in each direction between I-696 and 14 Mile over the weekend.

After the closure lifts Monday, there will be ramp closures that last until the end of the construction season.

  • The Eastbound and westbound I-696 ramps to southbound I-75.
  • All entrance and exit ramps along southbound I-75 from south of I-696 to 8 Mile Road.

In addition, southbound I-75 traffic will be shifted onto the northbound lanes in the vicinity of 13 Mile Road. The shift will allow crews to rebuild the southbound I-75 bridge over 13 Mile Road this construction season.