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Bridge demolition for Detroit light rail work to close I-94

Jun 1, 2015

The M-1 line crossing I-94 in Detroit.
Credit M-1 Rail / Facebook

DETROIT - Bridge demolition for Detroit's light rail project will shut down a stretch of Interstate 94 this weekend.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says the freeway will close at 9 p.m. Friday between the Lodge Freeway and I-75, along with ramps. Crews will be rebuilding parts of Woodward Avenue and demolishing a bridge over I-94. MDOT says work is to wrap up by 5 a.m. next Monday.

Detours will be needed to get through the area.

The $140 million project, M-1 Rail line is scheduled to start running in 2016. It will extend 3.3 miles from Detroit's downtown riverfront.