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MDOT open house Dec. 8 for I-94/Capital Avenue interchange rebuilding project in Battle Creek

MARSHALL, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to attend an open house to discuss a planned 2023 project to rebuild the I-94 interchange at Capital Avenue in Battle Creek. Proposed work includes closing Capital Avenue for 75 days to rebuild the bridge over I-94.

Who:
Community stakeholders
Battle Creek city representatives
Local businesses
Interested residents
MDOT staff and contractors

When:
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022
4 - 6 p.m.

Where:
Battle Creek Public Works
Multi-Purpose Room 216
150 S. Kendall St.
Battle Creek, MI 49015

Accessibility:
Accommodations can be made for persons who require mobility, visual, hearing, written, or other assistance for participation. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. Please contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or complete Form 2658 for American Sign Language (ASL) located on the Title VI webpage: www.Michigan.gov/MDOT/Programs/Title-VI. Requests should be made at least five days prior to the meeting date. Reasonable efforts will be made to provide the requested accommodation or an effective alternative, but accommodations may not be guaranteed.

Project information:
MDOT plans to rebuild the I-94 interchange at Capital Avenue in summer 2023. Capital Avenue will be closed and detoured while the bridge is rebuilt. During the closure, there will be pedestrian access to a transit shuttle and the I-94 ramps will remain open. The closure will result in a better finished bridge (requiring less ongoing maintenance and future traffic interruptions), will require 75 days instead of the originally planned 240-day work schedule, and will save $1.5 million in project cost. The Capital Avenue interchange ramps will be closed and rebuilt after the bridge is completed and reopened.

Staff at the open house will discuss the Capital Avenue closure and plans for maintenance of traffic. There will be future updates on the larger I-94 corridor project through Battle Creek to address other work.