M-134 becoming first new Pure Michigan Byway

Contact: Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications,
 weingartend2@michigan.gov
906-485-6322, ext. 136
Agency: Transportation

WHAT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to the announcement of M-134's designation as a Pure Michigan Byway.

WHO:
Local, state and tribal officials
MDOT staff
State legislators
Interested residents

WHEN:
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015
11 a.m.

WHERE:
Clark Township Community Center
133 E. M-134
Cedarville
(East of M-129 on the north side of the highway)

Questions or special accommodations: 888-920-6368

BACKGROUND:
This event will announce the first new highway to be designated a Pure Michigan Byway under the state's rebranded byway program and will unveil the new byway sign design. MDOT and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. have worked to reinvent the state's former Heritage Byway program, aligning it more closely with statewide travel and tourism initiatives.

The new M-134 North Huron Byway is located in Chippewa and Mackinac counties, running from I-75 to the village of Detour and on to Townline Road on Drummond Island, following Lake Huron's north shore in the southeastern corner of the Upper Peninsula. It was chosen for the designation based on its outstanding recreational and scenic qualities.

Download MDOT's Mi Drive traffic information app: www.michigan.gov/drive