I-94 Road and Bridge Reconstruction, Jackson County

Start: Summer 2018     End: Spring 2020
Investment: $109 million

Percentage completeLocal, 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.
The new Cooper Street bridge will be a part of the rebuilt and redesigned I-94/Cooper Street interchange that will include new roundabouts on each side of the bridge. These roundabouts will allow traffic to operate more smoothly and efficiently, and increase safety with fewer conflict points. For more information about roundabouts, go to www.michigan.gov/roundabouts.
What Is Being Done?

I-94 (Michigan Ave) logo
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 Avenue 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.

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 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.

Additional Information:

Photos of Construction Progress

April 6, 2020 PDF icon
Nov. 27, 2019 PDF icon
July 6, 2019 PDF icon
June 8, 2019 PDF icon
May 4, 2019 PDF icon
April 6, 2019 PDF icon
Mar. 2, 2019 PDF icon
Feb. 16, 2019 PDF icon
Dec. 01, 2018 PDF icon
Nov. 17, 2018 PDF icon
Oct. 27, 2018 PDF icon
Oct.13, 2018 PDF icon

2019 Updates
Cooper Street Detour (map image)
Public Meeting FAQs - March 14, 2019 PDF icon
Feb. 25, 2019 Public Meeting Presentation PDF icon
2019 Construction Brochure PDF icon
Preliminary Sketch of M-60 over I-94 Bridge Replacement PDF icon
Preliminary Layout of Lansing Ave Bridge Replacement PDF icon
Preliminary Layout of I-94/ Elm Rd Interchange Replacement PDF icon

YouTube icon I-94 Bridge Demolition
YouTube icon Diverging Diamond Interchange concept

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 
2018 Construction Brochure  PDF icon
I-94 Road and Bridge Construction FAQs

Contact Us:

Jackson Transportation Service Center at 517-780-7540
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