BENTON TOWNSHIP — Dozens of residents crammed into Benton Township Hall on Wednesday seeking answers regarding the plan to connect I-94 and U.S. 31.

Michigan Department of Transportation representatives held a public forum to go over new plans for the project, which is slated to get underway this year after decades of delays.

Bridging the gap: MDOT ponders change to U.S. 31 extension project

Work is expected to begin this year on the U.S. 31 extension project connecting to I-94.