Spring is here, even if it doesn’t feel like it, and that means road construction is starting up. It’s always a good and a bad thing, as it’s great to get the roads repaired but such a pain in the process. Construction can add minutes to hours of driving time to a road trip or commute, which is really frustrating. But, the result is worth it.
If the weather is good enough, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) workers will be removing the Grand River overpass above I-94 in Detroit this weekend.
To get the work done, they’ll have to close I-94 between I-75 and I-96 starting at 9 p.m. Friday, April 8, according to MDOT. Both directions of I-94 are on schedule to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, April 11. The means for those heading to Tigers games on Saturday and Sunday, the freeway won’t be open. It will be open on Opening Day.
As for additional closures in the same area, beginning at 5 a.m. Monday, the right lane of westbound I-94 from Linwood Street to I-96 will be closed for work, as well as the westbound I-94 ramp to eastbound and westbound I-96. Fingers crossed the rest of this spring and summer’s roadwork won’t be a headache!