Project I-94 closes section of Kilgore Road in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI – The eastern portion of East Kilgore Road will be closed to Portage Road as part of the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) project to expand I-94 and reconstruct the I-94/Portage Road interchange.

Crews will rebuild the intersection, which will require the full closure of Kilgore Road, MDOT said in a news release.

Work began Thursday, April 14 and is expected to be completed Saturday, April 30, 2022, MDOT said.

The eastern section of Kilgore Road will be closed to Portage Road, while one lane of Portage Road will remain open in each direction. The detour for Portage Road to Kilgore Road eastbound will be on Romence Road and Sprinkle Road, MDOT said.

The two-year I-94 reconstruction project that began in 2021 will change the way traffic enters and exits the freeway where it crosses Kilgore Road and Portage Street at the city limit separating Kalamazoo and Portage.

The new interchange will allow northbound and southbound traffic on Portage Street to enter I-94 by turning left at a traffic light, according to Michigan Department of Transportation plans.

Near the Kilgore Road closure, lane closures began on Monday March 28 on Portage Road between Byrd Drive and Banbury Road, and will remain closed for most of this year, MDOT said.

For more details, visit MDOT’s MIDrive map.

MDOT provided plans for a new I-94 interchange configuration at the intersection of Kilgore Road and Portage Street. The plans will be on display at a public meeting about planned changes to I-94.

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