Update On The Cav Corridor Pilot: Wayne County’s Westbound I-94 Outer Lane Will Close On January 15

  • For the connected and automated vehicles (CAV) corridor pilot on westbound I-94 in Wayne County, crews have begun installing digital infrastructure on Belleville to Rawsonville roads.
  • To continue work along the shoulder, crews will block the outside lane of the project limitations starting on January 15.
  • It is anticipated that testing in the outside lane will start in the spring and take place after hours. All cars are permitted to use the left lane except during testing periods.

Belleville, Michigan – Workers anticipate blocking the outside lane of westbound I-94 in Wayne County from Belleville to Rawsonville roads beginning on January 15. After workers apply a high-friction surface treatment along the outside lane, work to equip the left lane of westbound I-94 with digital infrastructure to enable the connected and automated vehicles (CAV) corridor pilot is anticipated to be finished in May.

The CAV corridor pilot will be fully operational after this work is finished, and Cavnue, the private company working with MDOT on this project, will start testing CAVs along the corridor. Advanced warning signs will alert motorists to the closure of the left lane of westbound I-94 between Belleville and Rawsonville roads during testing. Testing will only be undertaken during off-peak hours.

All users of the route will have access to the left lane after the testing phase ends. The delineator posts that divide the technology-enabled express lane from the general-purpose lanes on I-94 prevent drivers who opt to use this lane from accessing the Belleville Rest Area or from leaving at Belleville Road. Visit the MDOT website to learn more about the I-94 CAV Corridor trial.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.