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AB Avenue Road Project

Chip Seal

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Gravel installation is completed and pulverizing will begin next week.  The road base begins to settle for 3-4 weeks for maximum compaction, along with culvert improvements and tree trimming/removals. This will then be followed by hot mix asphalt paving and shoulder gravel.  Anticipated completion date is mid October, weather permitting.  Keep up to date at RCKC News and sign up for RCKC Connect to have it delivered right to you for Richland Township.

Road Commission of Kalamazoo County

Sprinkle Road Construction Begins

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KALAMAZOO, MI – The Road Commission of Kalamazoo County (RCKC) has a confirmed start date for the Sprinkle Road project between N Avenue/Kilgore Road and Milham Avenue. Sprinkle Road is one of the highest traffic volume roads on the county road system with approximately 30,000 vehicles per day. This average daily traffic count does not include the potential increase from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) I-94 detour routes. 

Portage Road to close for I-94 bridge demolition

Michigan Department of Transportation

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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.