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Portage Road to close for I-94 bridge demolition

Michigan Department of Transportation

  • 28 April 2021
  • Author: Amber Boucher
  • Number of views: 626


Fast facts:

- Portage Road will closed and detoured at I-94 for bridge demolition from Friday, April 30, to Monday, May 3.

- MDOT is widening 2.7 miles of I-94 from four to six lanes between Lovers Lane and Sprinkle Road in Kalamazoo.

- The two-year project is an $87 million investment connecting several I-94 expansion projects from west of US-131 to Sprinkle Road completed since 2008.


April 27, 2021 -- The next step in the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) project to widen I-94 from four to six lanes from Lovers Lane to Sprinkle Road in Kalamazoo is demolishing the eastbound I-94 bridge over Portage Road.

Portage Road will be closed at I-94 and detoured on Kilgore Road and Kilgore Service Drive from 8 p.m. Friday, April 30, through 6 a.m. Monday, May 3. This work is weather dependent.

             MDOT is investing $87 million to widen 2.7 miles of I-94 and rebuild the Portage Road interchange with a new alignment known as a single-point urban interchange (SPUI), similar to the I-94/Westnedge Avenue interchange. The project also includes rebuilding four bridges and one culvert, traffic signal upgrades, new signs, freeway lighting, and noise barrier installation.


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M-343 Project in Kalamazoo County Set to Start in March

Including G Avenue Roundabout

  • 2 March 2021
  • Author: Amber Boucher
  • Number of views: 1819

Fast facts:

- The $4.1 million investment includes rebuilding the M-343 (Gull Road) intersections at G Avenue, 27th Street and 28th Street.

- Work is expected to begin March 22 and be open to traffic by Aug. 1.

- The project and detours are explained in an MDOT YouTube video.

- Pre-work: 28th St. Intersection and M-343, 3/22 – 4/24

- Stage 1: MOT Bypass and Widening, 4/24 – 5/11

- Stage 2: G Ave. and Roundabout, 5/8 – 7/7

- Stage 3: Roundabout Completion, 7/3 – 7/24

- Stage 4: Temporary Pavement Removal and Restoration, 7/24 – 7/30




Kalamazoo Conservation District


  • 28 January 2021
  • Author: Amber Boucher
  • Number of views: 769

Order now for Spring planting!  See below for link to buy.  There are free programs including topics of aquatic plant identification, lake health and monitoring, invasive species best management, and laws and permits.  More information and registration on the Kalamazoo Conservation District website.

2021 March Board of Review

Meeting Schedule

  • 26 January 2021
  • Author: Amber Boucher
  • Number of views: 722



Michigan Department of Transportation

Five year transportation plan

  • 13 February 2020
  • Author: Amber Boucher
  • Number of views: 4807

The Michigan Department of Transportation released its latest five-year transportation plan on Thursday, outlining which projects are now on tap after the State Transportation Commission authorized an additional $3.5 billion in bonding to do more projects at Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's direction.


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