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Bridge repair work to clog traffic on Ann Arbor's west side this afternoon and evening

A semi crashed into the Liberty Road overpass on Eastbound I-94 in Ann Arbor on Monday, March 13, 2023
Ann Arbor Police Department
A semi crashed into the Liberty Road overpass on Eastbound I-94 in Ann Arbor on Monday, March 13, 2023

The repairs to the overpass on Eastbound I-94 on Ann Arbor’s west side are set to begin this afternoon and are expected to cause a significant traffic disruption.

The highway has been closed since a semi crashed into the Liberty Road bridge on Monday morning. A contractor was chosen Wednesday night, and the repairs will begin at 4 p.m.

At that time, the State Street and Ann Arbor Saline Road ramps to Westbound I-94 will be closed. Both directions of US-23 will then have the ramps to Westbound I-94 shut down. At 7 p.m. tonight, westbound I-94 will be closed from US-23 to M-14.

The inspection of the overpass revealed damage to one of the beams and will need to be replaced. MDOT expects the repairs to be completed by Monday.

Eastbound I-94 will continue to be detoured off at M-14 and drivers can take southbound US-23 to get back to I-94. The on-ramp to Eastbound I-94 from Jackson Road is also closed and traffic is not able to cross the Liberty Road bridge.

FULL REPAIR SCHEDULE FROM MDOT:

WB I-94 from US-23 to Liberty St closed for construction.

  • Starts on: 03/16/2023 7:00pm
  • Ends on: 03/17/2023 6:00am
  • Detour: All traffic will be detoured to NB US-23 to seek an alternate route. Access to SB US-23 from WB I-94 will also be maintained.

NB US-23 ramp to WB I-94 closed for construction.

  • Starts on: 03/16/2023 6:00pm
  • Ends on: 03/17/2023 6:00am
  • Detour: No detour, seek alternate route

SB US-23 ramp to WB I-94 closed for construction.

  • Starts on: 03/16/2023 6:00pm
  • Ends on: 03/17/2023 6:00am
  • Detour: No detour seek alternate route.

EB/WB Ann Arbor Saline ramp to WB I-94 closed for construction.

  • Starts on: 03/16/2023 4:00pm
  • Ends on: 03/17/2023 6:00am
  • Detour: No detour, seek an alternate route

EB/WB State St. ramp to WB I-94 closed for construction.

  • Starts on: 03/16/2023 4:00pm
  • Ends on: 03/17/2023 6:00am
  • Detour: No detour, seek an alternate route

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Josh Hakala is the general assignment reporter for the WEMU news department.
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