Public open house to discuss US-127 BR (Clare Avenue) safety improvements in Hayes Township Oct. 26

Contact: Jocelyn Hall, MDOT Office of Communications
989-245-7117
Agency: Transportation

WHAT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will host a public open house to discuss the addition of a dedicated center left-turn lane on US-127 Business Route (BR) (Clare Avenue) from Bilkare Street to Stockwell Road in Hayes Township. MDOT is seeking public input regarding the addition of the center turn lane, as well as the proposed removal of access to US-127 BR from Bass Lake Road. This project is in the early design phase, and tentatively scheduled for construction in 2019.

Individuals interested in learning more details about the project and sharing input regarding the access point at Bass Lake Road are invited to attend. MDOT staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Area map: https://goo.gl/fNx44o

WHO:
MDOT staff
Residents
Business owners        

WHEN:
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
5 - 7 p.m.

WHERE:
Hayes Township Hall
2055 E. Townline Lake Road
Harrison

Accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities and limited English speaking ability. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers available upon request. Please call 517-373-2227 to request at least five days before meeting date.     

BACKGROUND:
US-127 BR (Clare Avenue) through Hayes Township has experienced a high number of serious crashes. The corridor qualified for federal safety funding in 2014 to support the addition of a dedicated center left-turn lane. Results of a 2016 road safety audit supported the dedicated left-turn lane and recommended closing access to the corridor at Bass Lake Road as a means of further reducing crash points. This recommendation was supported by MDOT, the Clare County Road Commission, Hayes Township, and the city of Harrison.