Sprinkle Road bridge reconstruction over I-94 starts Monday in Kalamazoo

Contact: Nick Schirripa, MDOT Office of Communications,
 schirripan@michigan.gov
269-337-3927
Agency: Transportation

Fast facts:
- Sprinkle Road bridge reconstruction over I-94 begins March 16 in Kalamazoo.
- MDOT is investing $15.5 million to build a dual-roundabout interchange at I-94 and Sprinkle Road.
- Work is expected to be complete in November.

March 9, 2015 -- Utility work already is under way and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is planning to start the reconstruction of the Sprinkle Road bridge over I-94 on Monday, March 16. Construction is scheduled for completion in November.

MDOT is investing $15.5 million to build a dual-roundabout interchange at I-94 and Sprinkle Road. The north roundabout will serve Sprinkle Road, the west leg of Cork Street, and the westbound I-94 off ramp. The south roundabout will include Sprinkle Road and the eastbound I-94 on and off ramps. The east leg of Cork Street will become the westbound I-94 off ramp, and the Cork Street bridge over I-94 will be removed.

The new bridge, ramp alignment and roundabouts will improve safety and traffic flow, and reduce delays along the Sprinkle Road corridor. The roundabouts have been designed to safely and efficiently accommodate heavy commercial traffic.

Throughout construction, one lane of Sprinkle Road will be open in each direction. I-94 ramps at Sprinkle Road will be closed, and traffic will be directed to adjacent interchanges; eastbound traffic to Portage Road Exit 78, and westbound traffic to I-94 Business Loop Exit 81. There also will be nighttime single-lane closures on I-94.

MDOT says: Drive like you want to make it home tonight.