I-75, I-94 Weekend Closures Start Tonight

Plus, a shutdown of Telegraph Rd. now in effect

WWJ News
September 20, 2019 - 12:49 pm

(WWJ) Heads up, drivers. There's a pair of freeway closures coming Friday night, plus a longer-term shutdown of a stretch of Telegraph Road is now in effect. 

Here are the details: 

(All information is from MDOT and may change due to weather. **Note that the I-94 closure will happen earlier than initially announced).


  • I-75 will be completely closed in both directions (northbound and southbound) between I-696 and Square Lake Rd. in Oakland County.
  • This is for bridge demolition and pavement repair work.
  • The closure begins Friday, Sept. 20 at 11 p.m. and ends Monday, Sept. 23 at 5 a.m.
  •  Drivers will be detoured to Woodward Ave.

"Closing both directions of the freeway is necessary to allow crews to safely remove the Dallas Avenue overpass above I-75 and repair pavement on sections of the freeway between I-696 and Square Lake Road," MDOT said in a statement.


  • Eastbound I-94 will be completely closed between Michigan Ave. and I-75 in Detroit
  • This is for bridge and pavement work
  • The closure begins Friday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m.. and ends Monday, Sept. 23 at 5 a.m. (**Note: The start of this was moved from Saturday up due to weather)
  • During the closure, eastbound traffic will be detoured via eastbound Michigan Ave. to northbound Rosa Parks Blvd. to northbound I-75 and back on eastbound I-94.


  • Southbound Telegraph (US-24) is completely closed between 5 Mile Rd/.Fenkell and I-96 (The Jeffries Fwy.) in Wayne County
  • This is for bridge repairs over the Tarabusi Creek
  • The closure began Friday, Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. and is expected to continue through Monday, Oct. 7.
  • The posted detour includes eastbound M-102 (8 Mile Road) to southbound M-39 to westbound I-96, then to southbound US-24. (MORE DETAILS)

For the latest information, including how to get around these closures and any changes, keep you radio tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 (AM 950) during traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. 24-hours-a-day. And don't forget to check our real-time traffic page HERE.