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Traffic Alert: Replacement Of M-53 Bridge Over I-94 Begins Soon

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DETROIT (WWJ) - Crews will begin replacing the Van Dyke Avenue (M-53) bridge over I-94 in early March, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

MDOT officials say the $8 million investment will improve safety on both M-53 and I-94 in Detroit. The project is expected to be completed in November.

In early March, crews will close both directions of Van Dyke Avenue over I-94 to begin preliminary utility work. Detours will be posted for both directions of Van Dyke Avenue, which is expected to remain closed until mid-October.

Demolition will occur in late March, requiring crews to close I-94 under the structure for two weekends. The full closures will begin at 9 p.m. on Fridays and end by 5 a.m. on Mondays.

During weekday commuting times, all three lanes of eastbound and westbound I-94 will be open. Additional lane closures on I-94 will be limited to overnights and weekends until the project’s completion.

RELATED: MDOT To Invest $187M In Metro Detroit Roads, Bridges In 2013

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Check for recent traffic incidents now on the CBS Detroit Traffic Page.

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