The I-94 Project in Michigan Will Break Ground in April

March 22, 2023
The project will rebuild 9 bridges, and replace 8 others

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to break ground at the $160 million I-94 Modernization Project in April.

“The centerpiece of this project is rebuilding the Capital Avenue interchange, the bridges and the ramps," Nick Schirripa, a representative of MDOT said.

The I-94 Project will include 9 bridges being rebuilt and replacing 8 bridges across Battle Creek, Emmett Township, and Marshall Township including bridges over 6 1/2 Mile Road and Beadle Lake Road.

According to Schirripa, most of the bridges were built in the 1960's.

“While some of those bridges are 60 years old, others may only be 30 or 40 years old but that is still a long time to have a bridge up and those might only be getting repaired V.S rebuilt," Schirripa said.

In addition to the bridge work, road crews plan on repaving over 15 miles of I-94 between Helmer Road in Battle Creek, and 17 1/2 Mile Road in Marshall, officials said. 80,000 vehicles travel the corridor a day, according to Schirripa.

The completion date for the road and bridge work is 2024.

Beginning in 2025 MDOT will repave the Battle Creek rest area on East I-94.

According to MDOT, Bridges will be widened to accommodate future plans of the interstate being transformed into six lanes, yet highway expansion plans are not finalized.