I-94 Road and Bridge Reconstruction, Jackson County

Start: Summer 2021     End: Spring 2023
Investment: $100 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. MDOT is beginning another series of projects to update this corridor, with the goal to balance safety, mobility, lifecycle costs, aesthetics, and environmental sustainability.

In 2021, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin a multi-year project to reconstruct portions of I-94 between the Airport Road interchange and the US-127 south interchange in Jackson County. This project is another phase of the improvements identified in the I-94 Jackson Freeway Modernization Project study, which included a Record of Decision in March 2007. 

This next phase of construction will involve reconstructing the I-94/US-127/West Avenue north interchange, the Lansing Avenue bridge over I-94, and the interchange at Elm Road. I-94 will also be reconstructed near these locations, tying in with other work already completed on this corridor. Once construction is completed, I-94 will have a minimum of three lanes in each direction between the US-127/West Avenue north and US-127 south interchanges.

What Is Being Done?

I-94 (Michigan Ave) logo

Reconstructing of the I-94/US-127/West Avenue interchange to be a diverging diamond interchange.

Reconstructing the Lansing Avenue bridge over I-94 to be higher and wider than the current bridge to accommodate the widening of I-94.

Reconstructing 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.

How Traffic Will Be Affected:

Construction will take place in stages to minimize the disruption to motorists and residents. 

During construction, 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.

Lansing Avenue will be closed to all traffic during reconstruction; a detour will be posted.

More information on specific traffic impacts will be provided in spring 2021 through a public meeting and this website.

Additional Information:


2020 Work Completed
July 27, 2020 Project Update
July 21, 2020 Project Update

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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