I-94 Road and Bridge Reconstruction, Jackson County
Local, national and international trade traffic on I-94 in Jackson has increased substantially since the freeway opened to traffic in 1960. The current corridor is, in part, functionally obsolete and is scheduled to be upgraded to current design standards in the next seven to 10 years. MDOT is beginning another series of projects to update this corridor, with the goal to balance safety, mobility, lifecycle costs, aesthetics, and environmental sustainability. The current project will begin in summer 2018 and last through spring 2020.
Starting in 2018, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will make improvements to I-94 in Jackson County, including:
- Reconstructing 1.4 miles of freeway between Lansing Avenue and Elm Road;
- Resurfacing 3.5 miles between Lansing Road and M-60, and resurfacing 4 miles between Elm Road and Sargent Road;
- Rebuilding and redesigning the I-94/Cooper Street interchange, including the addition of new roundabouts on each side of the new bridge and reconstructing each of the ramps.
- Replacing the bridge over the Grand River.
As part of the project, I-94 will be shifted approximately 60 feet south of its current location. The widening of Cooper Street and the bridge reconstruction over the Grand River will require right-of-way acquisition, primarily on the south side of I-94.
Construction will take place in stages to minimize the disruption to motorists and residents.
During construction, two lanes will be open in each direction the majority of the time, with short-term single-lane closures possible at off-peak times.
Cooper Street will be detoured at I-94 during construction due to the large amount of rock excavation that will take place at this location.
Jackson Transportation Service Center at 517-780-7540
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