Public meeting in Newaygo Dec. 12 for changes on M-37

Contact: John Richard, MDOT Office of Communications, 616-262-1565, RichardJ2@Michigan.gov
Agency: Transportation

WHAT:
The City of Newaygo is hosting a public meeting to discuss the proposed pavement marking changes along M-37 (State Road) from River Street to Quarterline Street, planned to be tested in spring 2020. City representatives will provide project details, scheduling and traffic information. The public is invited to stop by anytime during the meeting to learn more about the project and provide comments.

WHO:
City of Newaygo staff   
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) staff
Residents and interested stakeholders

WHEN:
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
5 to 7 p.m.

WHERE:
The Stream Building, 2nd Floor
1 State Road
Newaygo, MI 49337

Special 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 231-652-1657 or 517-335-4381 in advance of the meeting to request.

PROJECT:
This pilot project will include restriping the roadway to include on-street parking on both sides of M-37 and a mid-block pedestrian crossing. Two potential lane configurations will be tested, including two-lane (one lane in each direction) and three-lane (one lane in each direction plus a center turn lane) options. The aim of this program is to explore ways to increase on-street parking, calm traffic, and improve walkability.