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Construction Alert: Major I-94 Repair Project To Begin Tuesday

ROMULUS (WWJ) - A $9 million overhaul of I-94, that could affect travel to and from Detroit Metro Airport, will begin Tuesday night.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says work along I-94 near the airport, between Telegraph Road and I-275 in Wayne County, has been delayed one day and will start at 8 p.m. on June 14.

It should wrap up in mid-November.

Nearly 11 miles of freeway and ramps in the Romulus and Taylor area will be repaired with resurfacing, concrete pavement repairs, drainage work, and pavement markings — including the common ramps to Middle Belt Road and Merriman Road, along with Vining Road and Wayne Road.

The majority of the work will occur during overnight hours and full-time during weekends.

MDOT says overnight work on the westbound side of I-94 is expected to begin early next week, just west of Telegraph Road, and will occur between 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next day and around the clock on weekends.

There will be single and double-lane closures on I-94 that will sometimes leave only one lane open. The common ramps to the airport will remain open as much as possible until mid-August, when concrete repair work will close the ramps. Traffic will be detoured to an alternate airport entrance off southbound I-275 and Eureka Road.

Ten message board signs will be placed on I-94, I-275, US-24 (Telegraph Road), and M-39 to advise drivers of the road work and ramp closures.


To avoid any delays with this construction, drivers are strongly urged to use the I-275 and Eureka Road airport entrance.

If there's a weather delay, MDOT says, work will begin on Tuesday, June 14.

Don't get caught in a jam: Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Get the latest road constitutions and accident information now on the CBS Detroit Traffic Page.

For more details on summer road construction from MDOT, visit this link.

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