Skip to main content

US-127/M-50 (West Avenue) closed at I-94 in Jackson beginning Saturday for traffic shift

LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close US-127/M-50 (West Avenue) at I-94 to shift traffic to the new diverging diamond interchange (DDI) configuration 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 DDI, 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.

For project news and updates, subscribe to the I-94 Jackson County project e-mail list.

County:
Jackson

Highway:
US-127/M-50 (West Avenue)
I-94

Closest city:
Jackson

Estimated start date:        
6 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022

Estimated completion date:    
5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022

Overall project end date:
November 2024

Traffic restrictions:
Northbound US-127/M-50 traffic will be detoured via eastbound I-94 to the M-106 (Cooper Street) Interchange, then along westbound I-94 to northbound US-127/M-50.

Southbound US-127/M-50 traffic will be detoured via westbound I-94 to the Airport Road interchange, then along eastbound I-94 to US-127/M-50 (West Avenue).

Please follow posted detours. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.

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

Safety benefit:
This traffic configuration will increase safety for workers and motorists through this work zone. These improvements will provide increased safety and mobility in this area of I-94, which is a significant local and national trade corridor.