BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is inviting the Battle Creek community to attend an open house to discuss a planned 2023 project to rebuild the I-94 interchange at Capital Avenue in Battle Creek.
What: MDOT Open House: 2023 I-94/Capital Avenue Interchange Rebuilding Project
Date: Thurs., Dec. 8, 2022
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Location: Department of Public Works, multi-purpose room 214, 150 S. Kendall St., Battle Creek, MI 49015
MDOT plans to rebuild the I-94 interchange at Capital Avenue in summer 2023. The proposed work would include a closure of Capital Avenue for 75 days to rebuild the bridge over I-94. Capital Avenue will be closed and detoured while the bridge is rebuilt. During the closure, there will be pedestrian access to a transit shuttle and the I-94 ramps will remain open. The closure will result in a better finished bridge (requiring less ongoing maintenance and future traffic interruptions), will require 75 days instead of the originally planned 240-day work schedule, and will save $1.5 million in project cost. The Capital Avenue interchange ramps will be closed and rebuilt after the bridge is completed and reopened.
For more information, see MDOT's press on this upcoming, proposed project: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDOT/bulletins/33a567b?fbclid=IwAR20flntEn8PCwlK4sOOY894qd7kLoRrd-qalv_dnZ5-V4ELvnad1AYm1wM
Staff at the open house will discuss the Capital Avenue closure and plans for maintenance of traffic.
There will be future updates on the larger I-94 corridor project through Battle Creek to address other work, including a larger construction kick-off open house in the coming months that will cover the entire project and gather public feedback.
The community is welcomed to reach out to the construction staff at MDOT's Marshall Transportation Service Center at, 269-789-0592, if they have any questions or concerns in the meantime.