Maybe it was just an innocent announcement last week; the Kalamazoo City Commission approving funding for an overhaul project Stadium Drive between Howard and Lovell in Kalamazoo. But you might think it’s only February. Well, get used to it. We have a list of projects that, at the very least, will cause trouble and inconvenience all year. The Stadium Drive project, for example, is expected to continue until November this year. Aside from commuting, this can impact traffic around Waldo Stadium on the day or two of WMU football games at the start of the season.

A new project kicks off on US 131 from Shaver Road to Schoolcraft to M-216, culminating in “Michigan Lefts” coming to southern Kalamazoo County and part of St. Joe County. And while we’re in St. Joe’s County, shoulder work will be taking place March through June on M-60 from St. Joe’s County, through Branch and into Calhoun County.

The long-running (and some might say – endless) Interstate 94 project through Kalamazoo continues for another year. The Michigan Department of Transportation website, this project is scheduled to be completed on September 24, 2022 (this year). Currently, the Portage Road on and off ramps are closed and traffic changes are listed, but this two-year project is expected to be completed in late summer this year.

And I-69 Calhoun County is also getting a makeover. Northbound I-69 from I-94 in Calhoun County to Ainger Road in Eaton County will occur this year, and Southbound will occur next year. This is part of a rebuild in Easton County.

These are just some of the big projects on the 2022 calendar. There will also be other “minor” ones. Good car driving.

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