M-43 repaving project underway in Kalamazoo

Contact: Nick Schirripa, MDOT Office of Communications, 269-208-7829
Agency: Transportation

Safety Benefits:

  • Improved pavement surface and driving conditions.
  • New sidewalk ramps improve pedestrian safety and mobility.
  • Reconstructed railroad crossings provide smoother driving for motorists.

June 7, 2017 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be repaving 4.7 miles of M-43 (West Main Street) from US-131 to West Michigan Avenue, and Kalamazoo Avenue from Pitcher Street to West Main Street in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County.

The $2.5 million investment includes the reconstruction of sidewalk ramps and four railroad crossings. Crews already have started reconstructing sidewalk ramps on the portion of M-43 between US-131 and Kendall Avenue, and all construction is scheduled for completion by Nov. 3.

The railroad crossings on Westnedge Avenue, West Kalamazoo Avenue, West Michigan Avenue and North Park Street will require total closures, with detours posted.

Construction will be done in four stages:

  • May 15 - June 30: Sidewalk ramp reconstruction between US-131 and Kendall Avenue. There will be daily single-lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • July 5 - Aug. 3: Repaving between US-131 and Kendall Avenue. There will be nighttime single-lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. 
  • Aug. 7 - Sept. 22: sidewalk ramp reconstruction between Kendall Avenue and Pitcher Street. There will be daily single-lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Railroad crossing reconstruction on Westnedge Avenue and West Kalamazoo Avenue will be Aug. 14 - 25.
  • Sept. 25 - Oct. 28: Repaving between Kendall Avenue and Pitcher Street. On eastbound M-43, there will be daily single-lane closures from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. On westbound M-43, there will be daily single-lane closures from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Railroad crossing reconstruction on West Michigan Avenue and North Park Street will be Sept. 11 - 22.

MDOT Kalamazoo Transportation Service Center Manager Pete Pfeiffer discusses the project in a video on MDOT's YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/l-WKT-hCxok.  

For a map and project details, visit Mi Drive at http://bit.ly/2rYlALa.