Third Street Over I-94 In Midtown To Be Closed Indefinitely Due To Crumbling Bridge

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Third Street, a one-way, multi-lane road through the heart of Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood, is going to be shut down over I-94. There’s not a definite timeline from the Michigan Department of Transportation on when the bridge will be repaired.

According to MDOT, during a recent inspection of the overpass, they found structural deterioration in the bridge supports, requiring all traffic to be prohibited from using the overpass.

All southbound traffic will be directed to nearby Second Avenue to cross over I-94.

Photo via MDOT

The closure of the overpass does not impact any travel lanes on I-94.

Photo via MDOT

The Third Street overpass was originally constructed in 1955. This is about the same age as most of the bridges in that area, with many being rated as “structurally deficient.”

The Third Street overpass last underwent repair in 1996. No decision has been made yet on any repair work and schedule.

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