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Public invited to open house for M-46/Kennely Road project in Thomas Township

Contact: Anita Richardson, MDOT Office of Communications,
989-754-0878, ext. 227
Agency: Transportation

WHAT: Public open house to review intersection improvements scheduled for M-46 at Kennely Road in Thomas Township. Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials will provide project details and the public will have an opportunity to get their questions answered.

WHO: MDOT staff
Community stakeholders
Interested residents

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
7 p.m.

WHERE: Swanhaven Manor Retirement Community
300 Kennely Road

Special accommodations: 989-773-7756, ext. 350

BACKGROUND: This project will increase safety at the intersection by eliminating existing conflict points that are the result of motorists making direct left-turns from Kennely Road to eastbound M-46. Work is expected to begin Wednesday, Sept. 21, and take approximately five days to complete. These temporary improvements will include:

Installing flexible posts to channel traffic;
Signs and pavement markings to prohibit direct left turns from southbound Kennely Road to eastbound M-46;
Requiring motorists to turn right to access westbound M-46,
then use the crossover at West Gloucester to access eastbound M-46;
MDOT will post signs to close the crossovers.

Permanent changes for the intersection are planned for 2015.

MDOT says: Construction work zones need your undivided attention.

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