Monday, June 1, 2015

I-94 to close in Detroit for M-1 Rail streetcar work this weekend

Posted By on Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 4:05 PM

click to enlarge Rendering of the M-1 Rail streetcar system - M-1 RAIL
  • M-1 Rail
  • Rendering of the M-1 Rail streetcar system

Pack some patience before you head out the door this weekend: I-94 will be closed at Woodward in Detroit so the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) can demolish a bridge over the freeway.

MDOT says the project pertains to the ongoing M-1 Rail streetcar project, where crews have been steadfastly rebuilding Woodward to facilitate the 3.3-mile transit system along the corridor. The demolition will close I-94 between M-10 (the Lodge Freway) and I-75, as well as accompanying ramps from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 



Traffic will be detoured as follows:

— motorists heading along eastbound I-94 will have to shift onto southbound M-10, to northbound I-75, before heading back onto eastbound I-94
— anyone heading in the opposite direction will detour to southbound I-75, onward to M-10 northbound, back to westbound I-94

In addition, the westbound I-94 ramp to Beaubien and Woodward will be closed, along with the Chene Street ramp. The northbound and southbound M-10 ramps to eastbound I-94 will be closed and detoured to northbound I-75. 

Finally, northbound and southbound I-75 ramps to westbound I-94 will be closed and detoured to Davison and the Lodge, respectively. Eastbound and Westbound I-96 ramps to I-94 will be closed and detoured to northbound I-75 and the Joy Road exit back to eastbound I-96, respectively. 

M-1 Rail, in case you've been living off the grid since George W. Bush was president, is a $137 million streetcar system that's expected to be operational in late 2016. 

Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

Aug. 4, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation