DETROIT (WWJ) – A section of I-94 in Detroit will be closed in both directions this weekend so crews can work on the M-1 Rail project.

M-DOT plans to close I-94 between I-75 and the Lodge Freeway (M-10) beginning around 9 p.m. Friday, with all lanes expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, August 24.

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The closure will allow crews to work on the steel support beams for the Woodward Avenue overpass above the freeway, as part of the light rail project.

Westbound I-94 motorists will be directed to southbound I-375 (Chrysler Freeway), then southbound I-75 (Fisher Freeway) to westbound I-96, and back onto westbound I-94.

Eastbound I-94 motorists will be directed to eastbound I-96, then northbound I-75 (Fisher Freeway) to northbound I-375 (Chrysler Freeway), and back onto eastbound I-94.

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One lane will remain open for local traffic on eastbound I-94 from I-96 to M-10. In addition, the northbound and southbound M-10 ramps to westbound I-94 will be open over the weekend.

During the weekend closure, Woodward Ave. will remain open with a single lane available in each direction over I-94, with a center turn lane. All traffic will be maintained on the west side (southbound lanes) of the structure. This configuration is expected to remain in place until winter 2015.

In addition, the John R. Road entrance ramp to westbound I-94, and the eastbound I-94 exit ramp to John R. Road will remain closed.

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