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I-94 freeway between M-10 and I-75 will be closed for about a week. Today is moving day for the new skeleton of the Second Avenue Bridge, which weighs five million pounds. During the next seven days, workers will begin working on the bridge, becoming Michigan’s first network-tied arch bridge.  MDOT spokesman Rob Morosi said, “We understand the inconvenience, We really do. We really thought long and hard about this, but the fact of the matter is you cannot move this bridge with live traffic underneath.” Construction will begin at 4 a.m. July 22. I-94 under the bridge between the Lodge Freeway and I-75 will be closed in both directions.  A team of engineers is currently working on the structure, which is currently perched near a parking garage for Wayne State University. According to MDOT, in addition to two lanes of traffic, there will be bike lanes and pedestrian sidewalks on the new bridge. It is expected to be ready to use before the snow begins to fall.

As always please plan ahead and find alternative routes to and from work for the next seven days. Again MDOT says the understand the inconvenience of the situation and sincerely apologizes.