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Governor Whitmer continues to repair roads and bridges with projects starting next week​​​

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Calhoun County I-94/I-69 Interchange Project Introduction

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May 18, 2022

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Governor Whitmer continues to repair roads and bridges, starting next week with projects in Calhoun and Huron counties

In 2022, Governor Whitmer will make largest investment in interstates and bridges in Michigan history

Lansing, Michigan — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that major road repairs are expected to begin next week in two Michigan counties. Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects include work at the I-94/I-69 interchange in Calhoun County and culvert replacement along M-142 in Huron County. These investments are expected to support more than 2,700 jobs, according to economic modelling.

“Across Michigan, we are fixing the damn roads to save motorists time and money. Such investments in Calhoun and Huron counties will support more than 2,700 jobs and help drivers get to work and send their kids to school as well as running errands safely,” said Governor Whitmer“From 2019 to the end of 2022, we will invest 70% more in roads than we have over the past four years. By the end of this year, including two new projects, we will have repaired more than 16,000 miles of roads and more than 900 bridges , supporting nearly 89,000 jobs. Both the Build Back Michigan Plan and the Bipartisan Build Michigan Plan are helping us create safe and reliable infrastructure that will make a huge difference for families and businesses across the state. I am for what we’ve achieved Proud of the achievement – let’s keep doing it.”

Calhoun County I-94/I-69 Transfer Jobs

Lane closures to begin Monday I-94/I-69 interchange Ongoing as MDOT Invest $210 million to rebuild I-69

Funding for the project was provided by Governor Whitmer Rebuild Michigan Rebuild the nation’s roads and bridges that are vital to the nation’s economy and carry the most traffic. The investment strategy is aimed at extending the lifespan and improving the state of the state’s infrastructure.





Nearest city:


start date:

Monday, May 23, 2022

Expected end date:

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Traffic restrictions:

Expect one single lane closure in each direction of I-94 from I-69. Drivers are advised to review alternative routes.

Safety benefits:

These improvements will increase security and mobility in the I-69 area, an important local and national trade corridor.

M-142 detour to replace culvert in Huron County

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will detour M-142 at Parisville Road to accommodate the culvert replacement. The work is part of a $2.9 million investment to resurface more than 4 miles of M-142 Johnston Road to Ruth Road in Huron County. Work included intersection and geometry improvements, concrete curbs and gutters, drainage, signs and pavement markings. The investment is expected to support 37 jobs, according to economic modelling.





Nearest city:

Bad Axe and Harbour Beach

start date:

Monday, May 23, 2022

Expected end date:

Friday, May 27, 2022

Traffic restrictions:

Crews will detour M-142 near Parisville Road. Drivers should detour via Helena Road and Ruth Road.

Safety benefits:

Rebuild Michigan

Michigan since Governor Whitmer took office Repair, rebuild or replace 13,198 lane miles of roads and 903 bridges supporting nearly 82,000 jobs.Recently, Governor Whitmer signed Building Michigan Together Program, a bipartisan plan to invest nearly $5 billion in Michigan’s infrastructure, grow the economy, create jobs, and benefit families in every region of the state. The Michigan Build Together program calls for a critical $645 million investment in Michigan’s infrastructure, including $317 million for highway and bridge projects benefiting both state and local programs.


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