Preliminary construction work starts on West Grand Boulevard overpass in Detroit

Published On: Jan 07 2013 02:56:58 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 07 2013 02:58:01 PM EST

Michigan Department of Transportation says crews will start preliminary work this week to replace the West Grand Boulevard overpass above I-94 in Detroit.

This $9.5 million investment includes replacing the existing overpasses with two separate structures, and removing the eastbound I-94 left lane exit to West Grand Boulevard.

MDOT hopes the changes will improve safety and mobility.

Crews will close one lane of West Grand Boulevard in each direction above I-94, along with the westbound I-94 exit to West Grand Boulevard.

In addition, the northbound West Grand Boulevard entrance to eastbound I-94, and the southbound West Grand Boulevard entrance to westbound I-94 will also be closed.

A detour will be posted.  

Construction of the area is expected to last until November.

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