Minor delays, street closures due to Berrien County bridge repairs
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- The Michigan Department of Transportation is repairing five bridges that run over I-94 between now and August.
Crews have already closed the bridges on Lakeside Road and Kruger Road to begin work that includes resurfacing, replacing barriers, structural steel repairs and more.
MDOT Spokesman Nick Schirripa said the project is part of the department’s five-year plan, meaning the repairs are not weather or emergency-related.
He said MDOT will spend about $6 million to keep the bridges in the good shape that they’re in.
Bridge and road closures will be staggered through the spring and summer to allow for as few detours as possible.
Repair work will also be done to bridges on M-239, Maudlin Road, and Union Pier Road.
“When we’re doing work on a bridge over I-94, we’ll certainly have to close a lane on I-94 here and there,” Schirripa said in a phone interview. “There will be a small delay – certainly nothing that’s going to have a huge impact on commuters traveling. When it comes to the local roads and the bridges themselves, some of them will be closed with detours, others will be open with traffic signals.”