I-94 Road and Bridge Reconstruction, Jackson County

Start: Summer 2018     End: Spring 2024
Investment: $350 million
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. This Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) multi-year project will update this corridor, with the goal to balance safety, mobility, lifecycle costs, aesthetics, and environmental sustainability. All this work includes improvements identified in the I-94 Jackson Freeway Modernization Project study, which included a Record of Decision in March 2007. 
What Is Being Done?

I-94 (Michigan Ave) logo

This project is broken down into three phases.

Phase 1 (2018 - 2020)

During this first phase, MDOT made the following improvements along I-94:

  • Rebuilt 1.4 miles of freeway between Lansing Avenue and Elm Road.
  • Resurfaced 3.5 miles between Lansing Avenue and M-60, and 4 miles between Elm Road and Sargent Road.
  • Rebuilt the I-94/Cooper Street interchange, built new roundabouts on each side of the new bridge, and rebuilt each of the ramps.
  • Replaced the I-94 bridge over the Grand River.

As part of this phase, I-94 was shifted approximately 60 feet south of its current location.

Phase 2 (Spring 2021 - Summer 2023)
Public Meeting - February 24, 2021

In this phase, MDOT will rebuild portions of I-94 between the Airport Road interchange and the US-127 south interchange. Other improvements include:

  • Rebuilding the I-94/US-127/West Avenue interchange to be a diverging diamond interchange.
  • Rebuilding the Lansing Avenue bridge over I-94 to be higher and wider than the current bridge to accommodate the widening of I-94.
  • Rebuilding the I-94/Elm Avenue interchange to include roundabouts at the eastbound ramp terminal, the westbound ramp terminal, and the Rosehill Road/Elm Avenue/Seymour Road intersection. 
  • Installing freeway lighting on I-94 from the Airport Road interchange to east of the Elm Road interchange to improve safety for motorists and first responders. This will include lighting on most ramps within the project limits.

Phase 3 (2022 - 2024)

Work in this phase will include:

  • Rebuilding approximately 12.5 miles of freeway from the Jackson/Calhoun County line to M-60.
  • Reconfiguring the Michigan Avenue interchange with the addition of roundabouts.
  • Reconfiguring the Dearing Road interchange with the addition of roundabouts.
  • Preventive maintenance on 10 bridges along the I-94 corridor.

More information on this phase: I-94 Jackson Public Meeting Presentation PDF icon

How Traffic Will Be Affected:


  • During work, two lanes will be open in each direction most of the time on I-94, with short-term single-lane closures possible at off-peak times.
  • The Lansing Avenue bridge will be closed and detoured while it is being rebuilt.
  • More information on specific traffic impacts will be provided in spring 2021 through a public meeting and this website.
Additional Information:


2021 Updates
December 27, 2021 Project Update PDF icon
November 12, 2021 Project Update PDF icon
October 6, 2021 Project Update PDF icon 
August 16, 2021 Project Update PDF icon 
July 12, 2021 Project Update PDF icon 
May 17, 2021 Project Update PDF icon 
April 12, 2021 - Traffic Shifts - Project Update PDF icon
March 29, 2021 - Traffic Shifts - Project Update PDF icon

2020 Updates
I-94 Jackson Corridor Virtual Public Meeting Webinar PDF icon
July 27, 2020 Project Update PDF icon
July 21, 2020 Project Update PDF icon

2019 Updates
Public Meeting FAQs - March 14, 2019 PDF icon
Feb. 25, 2019 Public Meeting Presentation PDF icon
Preliminary Layout of Lansing Ave Bridge Replacement PDF icon
Preliminary Layout of I-94/ Elm Rd Interchange Replacement PDF icon
I-94 Bridge Demolition Video
Diverging Diamond Interchange Concept Video

2018 Updates
June 11, 2018 Open House - Comments and Questions PDF icon
I-94 Public Meeting Boards PDF icon
I-94 Project Public Meeting Presentation PDF icon 
I-94 Road and Bridge Construction FAQs
Project Video

Contact Us:

Jackson Transportation Service Center, 517-780-7540
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