MDOT invites public to comment on state long-range transportation plan revisions

Contact: Jeff Cranson, MDOT Director of Communications, 517-335-3084
Agency: Transportation

August 2, 2012 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting a series of public meetings throughout Michigan in August to obtain feedback on the state long-range transportation plan. The plan, also known as MI Transportation Plan: Moving Michigan Forward, is being revised through the year 2035.

Each open house-style meeting will run from 5 to 7 p.m. with a formal presentation at 5:15 and 6:15 p.m., followed by a discussion period, except for the session in Lansing on Aug. 15.

The public is invited to participate in meetings at the following locations:

Monday, Aug. 13
Alpena County Public Library
211 N. First St.
Alpena

Monday, Aug. 13
Bay de Noc Community College
Joseph Heirman University Center
Escanaba

Tuesday, Aug. 14
University Center
80 Livingston Blvd.
Gaylord

Tuesday, Aug. 14
MDOT Transportation Service Center
2660 Leonard St., NE
Grand Rapids

Tuesday, Aug. 14
MDOT Bay Region Office
55 E. Morley Dr.
Saginaw

Wednesday, Aug. 15
Michigan Technological University
Lakeshore Center-Community Room
600 E. Lakeshore Dr.
Houghton

Wednesday, Aug. 15 (4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with formal presentations
4:45 and 5:45 p.m).
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
Suite 2C
3135 Pine Tree Road
Lansing

Wednesday, Aug. 15
Michigan Works Building
Council of Governments Conference Room
1209 S. Garfield Ave.
Traverse City

Thursday, Aug. 16
Summit on the Park
46000 Summit Parkway
Canton

Thursday, Aug. 16
MDOT Transportation Service Center
1060 W. Fort St.
Detroit

Thursday, Aug. 16
Cronk's Outreach Facility
9103 Mason Ave. (M-37)
Newaygo

Thursday, Aug. 16
Lake Superior State University
Cisler Center
Lake Superior Room
650 W. Easterday Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie

Tuesday, Aug. 21
Metro Transit Board Room
530 N. Rose St.
Kalamazoo

Wednesday, Aug. 22
Ann Arbor District Library
Multipurpose Room
343 S. Fifth Ave.
Ann Arbor

Wednesday, Aug. 22
Michigan Works Building
499 W. Main St.
Benton Harbor

With seven days advance notice, MDOT can make meeting materials available in alternative formats like large print, audio tape, signing and language translation. Call 517-373-9534 to request.

The draft transportation plan is available online at www.michigan.gov/slrp. MDOT is seeking public comment through Friday, Aug. 31. Comments also may be submitted online. For more information, please call 517-373-9534.

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