Public open house to discuss M-13/M-84 (Lafayette Street) bascule bridge replacement in Bay City

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

WHAT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting a public open house to discuss plans for replacement of the M-13/M-84 (Lafayette Street) bascule bridge starting in 2020. MDOT will share results from previous studies determining needed repairs, a preferred design alternative, funding sources, and required detour routes.

Individuals interested in learning details about this proposal or providing comments and input are asked to attend. The meeting will run from 5 - 7 p.m. with a formal presentation planned at 5:30 p.m.

WHO:
MDOT staff
Residents, business owners, and individuals interested in learning more about the project

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
5 - 7 p.m. (formal presentation at 5:30 p.m.)

WHERE:
Bay City Hall
Commission Chambers - 2nd Floor
301 Washington Ave.
Bay City, MI 48708

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 517-373-9534 to request at least seven days before meeting date.

BACKGROUND:
A 2014 feasibility study determined the benefits of replacing the bridge outweigh the impacts and cost of continuing to repair the structure. A recent environmental assessment included a three-lane bridge to accommodate pedestrian use and improve access for continual maintenance. MDOT plans to modify the preferred alternative to a two-lane bridge, limiting the bridge footprint and reducing costs.

The replacement of the M-13/M-84 (Lafayette Street) bridge will require a 24-month detour using M-13 (Euclid Avenue), M-25 (7th Street/Jenny Street/Thomas Street), and M-84 (Washington Street). The project is expected to begin in 2020.

Project map: http://bit.ly/2VHmGK