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On a Michigan Avenue upgrade project south of Ann Arbor, MDOT will hold a virtual conversation

On a Michigan Avenue upgrade project south of Ann Arbor, MDOT will hold a virtual conversation

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI - Michigan transportation officials are holding a virtual public meeting on January 25 at 5 p.m. to discuss the $30 million overhaul of Michigan Avenue and U.S. 23 in Pittsfield Township.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will present south of Ann Arbor, which is scheduled to begin construction this year, then answer questions.

The (US 12) is planning to ease congestion and make turning safer by adding an auxiliary lane to the US 23 north to I-94.

Officials considered noise-blocking walls in several locations, but concluded that none met both feasible and cost-effectiveness standards, according to the MDOT report.

Residents can be joined by calling 248-509-0316 and entering conference number 778 857 962#. MDOT is also taking public comment via, by mail, or by reaching public involvement and hearings officer Monica Monsma at monsmam@michigan.gov or at 517-335-4381.

According to MDOT, new lanes are being added in both directions on Michigan Avenue, redesigned intersections, and a new right-turn lane is being added to the street on the southbound Platt Road.

Officials at Pittsfield Township have announced that they had managed to persuade MDOT to modify the plans to include a 1.2-mile multi-use route between Platt and Carpenter Roads, the length of the project.

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Mandy Grewal, a Township Supervisor, previously told MLive/The Ann Arbor News that the need for assistance has been discussed back to the 1980s, and she has been advocating for it since 2010.

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