MDOT meeting Feb. 6 to discuss Niles US-12/M-51 interchange project, state long-range transportation plan

Contact: Nick Schirripa, MDOT Office of Communications, 269-208-7829
Agency: Transportation

WHAT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is holding an open house to discuss the planned 2023 reconstruction of the US-12/M-51 interchange in Niles Township, Berrien County. There will be short presentations at 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

WHO:
MDOT representatives
Residents
Business owners
Media

WHEN:
4 - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019

WHERE:
Southwest Michigan College Niles Campus
Community Room 134
33890 US-12
Niles

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 517-335-4381 to request at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

BACKGROUND:
The planned MDOT project is intended to address the deteriorating condition of the US-12 bridges over M-51. As a result of a transportation study, the Michigan Left (indirect left-turn) signalized intersection has been identified as the leading alternative.

Since the study began, three projects have been added, amounting to $30 million of work.

  • M-51 repaving from the Michigan/Indiana state line to south of Chestnut Lane (2019).
  • M-51 repaving from south of Chestnut Lane to M-60 Business Route (2023).
  • US-12 reconstruction from 3rd Street to M-51 (2023).

MDOT staff will be on hand to collect comments and to answer questions regarding this study. Public input is important for identifying local priorities and key issues to address in future work. Attendees are encouraged to share experiences and observations related to the safe and efficient operation of US-12 and M-51.

In addition, MDOT staff will be available to discuss Michigan Mobility 2045 (MM2045), a collaborative effort to provide the public and key stakeholders an opportunity for engaging in establishing transportation priorities for the next 25 years.

More information is available at www.MichiganMobility.org. Public comments can be sent to MDOT-MichiganMobility@Michigan.gov, or can be sent via U.S. Mail:

Anita Richardson
Michigan Mobility 2045
Michigan Department of Transportation
Van Wagoner Transportation Building
425 West Ottawa St.
P.O. Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909