By Sara Powers

(CBS DETROIT) – A section of I-94 will be closed in Detroit this weekend as Michigan Department of Transportation crews will be removing the Grand River overpass.

Starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 8, crews will close both directions of I-94 between I-75 and I-96.

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It is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, April 11.

MDOT officials say Westbound I-94 traffic will be detoured via southbound I-75 and westbound I-96 back to westbound I-94. Eastbound I-94 traffic will be detoured via eastbound I-96 to northbound I-75 back to eastbound I-94. All entrance ramps to eastbound I-94 from 30th Street to M-10 (Lodge Freeway), and westbound I-94 from Mt. Elliott to Linwood streets, will be closed by 9 p.m. Friday and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

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In addition to this, starting at 5 a.m. Monday, the following closures will remain in place until late May:

  • The right lane of westbound I-94 from Linwood Street to I-96, and
  • The westbound I-94 ramp to eastbound and westbound I-96.

The new overpass will replace the original structure built-in 1952.

All work on the $14.6 million I-94 modernization project is expected to be completed in early 2023.

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