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I-94/Elm Road closure for bridge demolition in Jackson begins Friday night

LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close I-94 from the east US-127 interchange to M-106 (Cooper Street) for bridge demolition and drainage work in Jackson.

 This work is part of MDOT's ongoing $120 million investment to rebuild and widen I-94 near the Airport Road interchange to just west of the east US-127/I-94 interchange in Blackman and Leoni Township. The I-94 project involves upgrading the US-127/M-50 (West Avenue)/I-94 interchange to a diverging diamond interchange, the Elm Road interchange with roundabouts, and the Lansing Avenue bridge over I-94.

Funding for this project is made possible by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Rebuilding Michigan program to rebuild the state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic. The investment strategy is aimed at fixes that result in longer useful lives and improves the condition of the state's infrastructure.

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Start date:
9 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 5, 2022

Estimated end date:
Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022

Overall project end date:
November 2024

Traffic restrictions:
This work will require closing I-94 from the US-127 east interchange to M-106 (Cooper Street). Eastbound traffic will be closed from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. while westbound traffic will be closed from 9 p.m. until noon Friday and Saturday night, if necessary. Motorists should expect delays.

I-94 eastbound traffic will be detoured via M-60 to Michigan Avenue, then northbound US-127.

I-94 westbound traffic will be detoured via southbound US-127 to Michigan Avenue, then M-60.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support nearly 1,524 jobs.

Safety benefit:
These improvements will extend the life of the structure. Closing lanes during this type of work is necessary to provide the safest work area possible for crews and motorists.

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