Well, do you want the good news or the bad news first? The good news is progress is being made to the completion of the multi-year project redoing the Portage Road intersection with I-94 and the widening of I-94 all the way past Sprinkle Road. The bad news is, that it appears the project is going to go into 2023.

All this prompted questions after a release from the Michigan Department of Transporation today that said construction work was "moving to the next phase of I-94 expansion in Kalamazoo starting Friday, Aug. 19, as crews begin moving westbound I-94 traffic onto eastbound lanes as part of the project to widen 2.7 miles of I-94 from four to six lanes between Lovers Lane and Sprinkle Road in Kalamazoo. (This development will lead to)
the northbound and southbound Sprinkle Road ramps to westbound I-94 (closing) at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. The posted detour is Sprinkle Road, Cork Street, and Westnedge Avenue."

MDOT Spokesperson Nick Schirripa responded to an email with this additional information:

"The contractor is aiming to have one of the Sprinkle Road ramps open to westbound I-94 in mid-October, and that will be accessible from both northbound and southbound Sprinkle Road by use of the roundabouts. The other ramp will remain closed until the westbound I-94 rebuilding is done. At some point, the southbound Portage Road ramp to westbound I-94 also will have to be closed, but that won't happen until the work gets closer to that end of the project."

Get our free mobile app

The big picture question to Schirripa was about when this project will finally be done. "We currently are looking at a Spring 2023 completion for the entire project, and as specific dates become more clear", Schirripa says MDOT will be making those announcements via releases and social media.

House For Sale In Georgia Shaped Like A Gibson Guitar

I promise you’ve NEVER seen this before! “Guitar House” is ready for a True Connoisseur! Unique Shape and Floor plan will blow your mind away! It was designed as a Guitar by the Country Music Singer Elvis L. Carden. Not only was it his Home, it was also his Muse! One of his albums is named “Living in an Old Guitar”

House For Sale In Kokomo, Indiana is EVERYTHING But Paradise

Remember that Beach Boys song Kokomo? Well, I don't think this is exactly the paradise they sang about because this house which is for sale in Kokomo, Indiana is nothing like the Florida Keys. Although, from the looks of it, who knows, there may be bodies of some kind lurking in the house located at 2305 N Armstrong St.

More From K102.5