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Traffic shift to eastbound I-94 lanes delayed

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Originally anticipated to start tomorrow, contractors for the Michigan Department of Transportation are anticipating moving eastbound traffic onto the newly built lanes of I-94 between Lovers Lane and Sprinkle Road by Thursday, April 22. Wet and snowy weather has delayed some of the work necessary for the shift. 

Contractors are anticipating shifting westbound I-94 traffic over to the eastbound lanes in early July to begin rebuilding the westbound lanes.

This is the second year of work on the two-year project to widen 2.7 miles of I-94 from four to six lanes between Lovers Lane and Sprinkle Road in Kalamazoo. The Portage Road interchange is being rebuilt with a single-point urban interchange, realigning Kilgore Road at Portage Road. The $87 million investment connects several I-94 expansion projects from west of US-131 to Sprinkle Road completed since 2008. A video explaining the project is available on MDOT's
YouTube channel.

County:

Kalamazoo

Highway:
I-94

Closest city:
Kalamazoo

Start date:
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Estimated end date:

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022

Traffic restrictions:
Two lanes of I-94 will be open in each direction.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 1,105 jobs.