MDOT News Releases

Cadillac Avenue overpass demolition requires closing I-94 this weekend in Detroit

March 10, 2021 — Weather permitting, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be demolishing the Cadillac Avenue overpass above I-94 in Detroit this weekend. This work will require closing both directions of I-94 between I-75 and Conner Avenue starting at 9 p.m. Friday, March 12. All lanes of I-94 are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, March 15.

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Frontenac Street overpass demolition requires closing I-94 this weekend in Detroit

February 17, 2021 — Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be demolishing the Frontenac Street overpass above I-94 in Detroit this weekend.

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Bridge replacement work over I-94 in Detroit begins today

February 8, 2021 — This year, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be replacing three overpasses over I-94 in the city of Detroit.

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MDOT chief bridge engineer honored by national bridge institute for career contributions

November 16, 2020 — Matt Chynoweth, the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) chief bridge engineer, has been named one of the American Segmental Bridge Institute’s (ASBI) 2020 Leadership Award recipients for outstanding career contributions.

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Bridge work requires closing westbound I-94 ramp to northbound M-10 Tuesday in Detroit

October 8, 2020 — Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews are working on setting the foundations for the Second Avenue overpass above I-94 in Detroit.

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MDOT Bridge replacement work requires closing portion of I-75 in Detroit this weekend

September 30, 2020 — Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews are replacing the Milwaukee Street overpass above I-75 in Detroit, and this project will hit another milestone this weekend when crews install new bridge beams.

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MDOT Bridge and road work require closing westbound I-94 this weekend in Metro Detroit

September 16, 2020 — Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be setting bridge beams on the East Grand Boulevard overpass and continue road resurfacing that will require closing westbound I-94 from I-696 to I-75 this weekend.

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MDOT and FHWA publish Record of Decision on I-94 modernization project in Detroit

July 31, 2020 – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced today that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has published the necessary environmental documentation to the Federal Register for the I-94 modernization project in Detroit.

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Mt. Elliott Street overpass demolition requires closing I-94 this weekend in Detroit

July 8, 2020 — Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be demolishing the Mt. Elliott Street overpass above I-94 in Detroit this weekend.

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MDOT posts public hearing transcripts for viewing on I-94 modernization project in Detroit

March 23, 2020 — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has posted transcripts of the October 2019 public hearing regarding the I-94 modernization project in the city of Detroit.

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Cass Avenue bridge above I-94 in Detroit closed until Sunday for repair

March 18, 2020 — The Michigan Department of Transportation has closed the Cass Avenue overpass above I-94 in Detroit for bridge deck repair.

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Remainder of East Grand Boulevard overpass demolition requires only weekend lane closures on I-94 in Detroit

February 20, 2020 — Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will complete the demolition of the East Grand Boulevard overpass this weekend with doublelane closures starting Saturday morning.

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East Grand Boulevard overpass demolition requires closing I-94 on consecutive weekends in Detroit

February 11, 2020 — Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be demolishing the East Grand Boulevard overpass on consecutive weekends in February.

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Prep work starts Monday for Mt. Elliot Street bridge replacement over I-94 in Detroit

February 7, 2020 — Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will begin prep work Monday, Feb. 10, to replace the Mt. Elliot Street overpass above I-94 in Detroit.

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MDOT Receives $1M Innovation Grant for Second Ave Bridge Project In Detroit

MICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Transportation has been awarded a $1 million Accelerated Innovation Deployment grant by the United States Department of Transportation for the ongoing replacement of the Second Avenue overpass above I-94 in Detroit.

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Second Avenue overpass demolition requires full weekend closure of I-94 in Detroit

January 15, 2020 — Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be demolishing the Second Avenue overpass starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.

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MDOT to close Second Avenue overpass above I-94 in Detroit on Saturday for safety

December 20, 2019 — For public safety, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close the Second Avenue overpass above I-94 in Detroit on Saturday morning.

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MDOT to host public hearings on I-94 Modernization Project in Detroit

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will hold two public hearings regarding a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) and section 4(f) Evaluation for proposed improvements on I-94.

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Lane closures for I-94 bridge and road repair project near Detroit Metro Airport start Aug. 16

Eastbound and westbound I-94 will be reduced from three lanes to one lane each between US-24 and I-275 this weekend to complete work on the shoulders, which will be used as temporary lanes through the fall.

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Westbound I-94 closed from I-96 to US-12 (Michigan Avenue) for road work this weekend in Detroit

August 14, 2019 — Weather permitting, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be repairing pavement on I-94 in Detroit.

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MDOT Westbound I-94 closed from I-75 to I-96 for road and bridge work this weekend in Detroit

August 7, 2019 — Weather permitting, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be repairing pavement and placing bridge beams on I-94 in Detroit.

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MDOT Westbound I-94 closure updated for this weekend’s bridge beam setting in Detroit

July 18, 2019 — Weather permitting, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be setting new bridge beams on the French Road and Concord Street overpasses starting at 9 p.m. Friday, July 19.

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MDOT Bridge beam setting requires closing part of I-94 this weekend in Detroit

December 9, 2020 — Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be setting bridge beams on the Mt. Elliott Street overpass that will require closing I-94 from M-3 to I-75 in Detroit this weekend.

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Changes coming this weekend to I-94 projects in Detroit

May 15, 2019 — Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will move into another phase on the project to replace the Brush Street overpass above I-94 in Detroit.

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I-75 ramps to westbound I-94 in Detroit to close Friday for remainder of construction season

April 10, 2019 – Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, April 12, the northbound and southbound I-75 ramps to westbound I-94 will close in conjunction with the Brush Street overpass replacement.

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Brush Street bridge demolition requires full weekend closure of I-94 in Detroit

April 9, 2019 — Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will be demolishing the Brush Street overpass starting at 9 p.m. Friday, April 12.

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National Work Zone Awareness Week kicks off

A news conference and public event at Team Elmer’s in Traverse City to kick off National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), April 8-12. Safety leaders across Michigan are coming together to create awareness and discuss challenges and solutions for work zone safety.

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MDOT to host open house on Brush Street bridge replacement over I-94 in Detroit

MDOT staff will share project details on the upcoming replacement of the Brush Street overpass above I-94. This $11.6 million replacement will improve safety by rebuilding the overpass that was originally constructed in 1955 and has never been replaced.

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Prep work starts Saturday for bridge replacement over I-94 in Detroit

March 7, 2019 — Weather permitting, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews will begin prep work Saturday, March 9, to replace the French Road and Concord Street overpasses above I-94 in Detroit. All work on this $17.6 million investment is scheduled to be completed in November.

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I-94 Modernization Open House

An open house-style meeting to inform the public on the replacement of the Concord Avenue and French Road overpasses above I-94 in Detroit. Coinciding with the meeting, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be seeking vital input to help establish a vision and priorities for a new state long-range transportation plan.

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I-94 Modernization Open House

Two house-style meetings to inform the public on project progress and gather community input on the future I-94 modernization project in Detroit. The public will be able to provide feedback on the progress of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Study (SEIS) that was launched in July 2017.

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Ongoing bridge work and pavement repair require I-94 closures in Detroit

October 23, 2018 — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be closing portions of I-94 in Detroit over the next three weekends. The closures between I-75 and Conner Street will alternate between the eastbound and westbound lanes, with one closure including both directions.

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Bridge work requires closing I-94 between Conner Avenue and I-75 in Detroit this weekend

July 24, 2018 — Weather permitting, contracting crews will be demolishing the second half of the M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) overpass and setting bridge beams at the Chene Street overpass starting Friday, July 27. This work will require closing westbound I-94 at 8:30 p.m. and eastbound I-94 at 9 p.m. between Conner Avenue and I-75 for the weekend. All lanes of the freeway are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, July 30.

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Alternate routes are available for I-94 weekend closure in Detroit

March 14, 2018 — Weather permitting, both directions of I-94 will be closed between Conner Avenue and I-75 in Detroit this weekend for demolition of the M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) and Chene Street overpasses. In addition to the bridge demolition, crews will be deployed for detailed inspections on other bridges, pavement repair, and utility work within the closure limits. The closure begins at 9 p.m. Friday and ends by 5 a.m. Monday.

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Bridge demolition requires full weekend closure of I-94 in Detroit

March 12, 2018 — Weather permitting, contracting crews will be demolishing a portion of the M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) and Chene Street overpasses starting at 9 p.m. Friday, March 16. The demolition will require closing I-94 between Conner Avenue and I-75 for the weekend. All lanes of the freeway are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, March 19.

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