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Prep work underway for three-year I-94 rebuilding project in Berrien County

Fast facts:
  Work is starting this week to build crossovers and culverts, install temporary barrier wall, and repave stretches of I-94 in Berrien County.
  The work is in preparation of a three-year, $204 million I-94 rebuilding project between Britain Avenue and Puetz Road, with $90 million of the funding coming from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Rebuilding Michigan program.
  This project includes rebuilding I-94, rebuilding four bridges and three interchanges, repairing nine other bridges, and repaving ramps.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. ­- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is starting work this week in preparation of a three-year, $204 million investment to rebuild I-94 between Benton Harbor and Stevensville in Berrien County.

Work this year is expected to go through mid-November and will include installing traffic control devices and barrier wall, building temporary crossovers, culvert installation, and repaving between Puetz Road and Britain Avenue.

Contractors are expected to being work in spring 2024 to rebuild 8.5 miles of I-94, rebuild four bridges, and repair nine other bridges between Puetz Road and Britain Avenue. This project includes repaving, ramp rebuilding, and noise barrier construction.

There will be lane closures and traffic shifts on I-94 throughout the project, which is expected to be completed in November 2026. There will be future closures of ramps and bridges, which will be announced as the construction schedule is finalized.

$90 million of this project's funding 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.

Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support about 2,468 jobs.

For up-to-date project information and a map, visit Mi Drive.

I-94 Rebuilding Project profile in Berrien County.

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