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Tree clearing ahead of Blue Water Bridge plaza improvements starts Jan. 29

PORT HURON, Mich. - Crews will begin removing trees across nearly half an acre adjacent to the existing Blue Water Bridge (BWB) plaza, near Pine Grove Avenue, Harker Street, Scott Avenue, and westbound I-94 from Garfield to the Black River. This work is being completed ahead of Component One of the plaza improvements, which includes relocating the eastbound I-94 exit ramp at Pine Grove Avenue, building sound walls along portions of the project limits, and reconfiguring Pine Grove Avenue and 10th Avenue.

A total of 110 trees will be flagged for removal, with an effort to leave mature and developed trees north of Scott Avenue in place to support a future nonmotorized path.


Pine Grove Avenue
Harker Street
Scott Avenue

Closest city:
Port Huron     

Start date:
Monday, Jan. 29, 2024

Estimated end date:
Monday, April 1, 2024

Traffic restrictions:
One intermittent lane and shoulder closure are expected on the eastbound I-94 exit ramp to Pine Grove Avenue, and along westbound I-94 from Garfield Road to the Black River.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, the total investment of Component One construction is expected to directly and indirectly support 525 jobs.

Safety benefit:
This work will allow crews to begin work on Component One in the spring and avoid impacting the nesting season for bats, beginning in early April.

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