Lane closures planned for I-94 work near Detroit Metro Airport through fall

Interstate 94 construction (MGN)
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DETROIT (WILX) -- Those seeking to fly out of Detroit Metropolitan Airport should expect delays on their way to the airport for the next several weeks.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is repairing the highway between I-275 and Beech Daly Road.

The $15 million investment will also make improvements on a dozen bridges at Wayne, Vining Merriman, Middlebelt, Ecorse, and Beech Daly roads.

Eastbound and westbound I-94 will be reduced from three lanes to one lane each between US-24 and I-275 this weekend to complete work on the shoulders, which will be used as temporary lanes through the fall, according to MDOT.

At 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, traffic will be shifted onto the shoulders, leaving only two lanes open in each direction and the service drive exits to Merriman and Middle Belt roads will each be reduced to one lane.

The westbound I-94 service drive will be closed at Merriman Road due to the bridge work. Traffic will exit to northbound or southbound Merriman Road and will be able to access the airport.

Access to westbound I-94 from Merriman Road will be maintained.

Northbound Middle Belt Road and the ramp to westbound I-94 will be closed for bridge and railing work. The detour includes eastbound Wick Road to northbound Inkster Road, then westbound Ecorse Road to Middle Belt Road.

Southbound Middle Belt Road will have one lane open and the ramp to westbound I-94 will remain open.

While access to the airport will be maintained with at least one ramp always open, it will be limited and drivers are strongly encouraged to use the airport access off Eureka Road near I-275, according to MDOT.

You can see a map of the project by clicking here.

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