October 26, 2014
1:56 am

Power Line Install Will Halt I-94 Traffic Sunday

If you're headed anywhere between Stevensville and Bridgman this coming Sunday, November 17, 2013 you might want to avoid I-94 in either direction between the hours of 7am and 10am.  Indiana Michigan Power will be installing new 69 Kilovolt (KV) transmission lines to connect with the Cook Nuclear Plant during that time and there will be times that the highway will come to a complete standstill.

Four new 69KV lines are being strung across I-94 between Red Arrow Highway Exit 16 in Bridgman and John Beers Road Exit 22 in Stevensville.  The nature of the work will require reducing the traffic lanes on I-94 from three lanes down to one both eastbound and westbound.

The folks at MDOT authorized permits to perform the work, which will periodically halt all traffic for up to 15-minutes at a time to complete the work that is necessary with no traffic below.  

Law enforcement agencies have been contacted to help with the lane closures.  I&M officials tell us that they purposely selected the Sunday morning time frame to produce the least amount of impact possible on interstate travel.  You might want to use Red Arrow Highway as an alternate route to avoid personal delays.  

The upgrade work is necessary to increase electrical reliability.  
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Topics : Environment
Location : Stevensville