From the Michigan Department of Transportation today, March 13, 2023 -
MDOT will hold a public open house in one week to talk about this year's project to repave I-94 between Helmer Road and 17 1/2 Mile Road, and repair or rebuild multiple bridges in Battle Creek, Emmett Township, and Marshall Township.
This will include a complete rebuild/replacement of the Capital Avenue SW bridge over I-94. We expect that part of the project to start shortly after the July 4 holiday, and it will completely close the bridge for 75 days.
The open house will be from 4-6 p.m. next Monday, March 20, at the city's Department of Public Works, 150 S. Kendall St.
Project information summary from MDOT:
The three-year, $160 million investment includes repaving 10 miles of I-94 between Helmer Road and 17 1/2 Mile Road, rebuilding nine bridges, and repairing eight others. Repaving work is planned from west of Helmer Road to 6 1/2 Mile Road, and from M-96 (Michigan Avenue) to 17 1/2 Mile Road.
The I-94 bridges planned for rebuilding are at Capital Avenue, 6 1/2 Mile Road, M-294 (Beadle Lake Road), 9 Mile Road, and the Kalamazoo River. Bridges with planned repairs are at Riverside Drive, I-194, F Drive South, M-96 (Michigan Avenue), M-311 (11 Mile Road) and 17 Mile Road (Old US-27).
Work is anticipated to begin in April 2023 and be completed by in early 2025.
Work planned for 2023 includes bridge work at Capital Avenue and the westbound I-94 bridges over 6 1/2 Mile Road, M-294 (Beadle Lake Road), 9 Mile Road and the Kalamazoo River. I-94 repaving work is planned from west of Helmer Road to Riverside Drive, and from M-311 (11 Mile Road) to the I-69 interchange.
2024 work includes bridge work on eastbound I-94 over 6 1/2 Mile Road, M-294 (Beadle Lake Road), 9 Mile Road and the Kalamazoo River. I-94 repaving work is planned from Riverside Drive to 6 1/2 Mile Road, and from M-96 (Michigan Avenue) to M-311 (11 Mile Road), and from the I-69 interchange to 17 1/2 Mile Road.
2025 work is repaving at the Battle Creek Rest Area on eastbound I-94.
Check out this video from MDOT that gives a great overview of the entire project:
Also from MDOT:
Accommodations can be made for persons who require mobility, visual, hearing, written, or other assistance for participation. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. Please contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or complete Form 2658 for American Sign Language (ASL) located on the Title VI webpage: https://www.Michigan.gov/MDOT/Programs/Title-VI. Requests should be made at least five days prior to the meeting date. Reasonable efforts will be made to provide the requested accommodation or an effective alternative, but accommodations may not be guaranteed.
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