MDOT public meeting Nov. 4 to discuss M-43 project in Meridian Township

Contact: Aaron Jenkins, MDOT Office of Communications, 517-243-9075
Agency: Transportation

WHAT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to attend an open house regarding the upcoming resurfacing of M-43 from Park Lake Road to Oak Pointe Court in Meridian Township, Ingham County. Work is currently scheduled to begin in 2022. During this meeting, there will be a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer session.

WHO:
Community stakeholders
Local businesses
Interested residents
MDOT staff   

WHEN:
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021
Noon. and 4 p.m.

Where:
Town Hall Room
Meridian Township
5151 Marsh Road
Okemos, MI 48864

Accommodations can be made for persons who require mobility, visual, hearing, written or other assistance for participation. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. Please contact Orlando Curry at 517-335-4381 or complete Form 2658 for American Sign Language (ASL) located on the Title VI webpage: https://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-9621_31783---,00.html . Request should be made at least five days prior to the meeting date. Reasonable efforts will be made to provide the requested accommodation or an effective alternative, but accommodations may not be guaranteed.

To make a request, please send it at least seven days prior to the event to:

Orlando T. Curry
425 W. Ottawa St.
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-241-7462
Fax: 517-335-0945
TTY: 844-578-6563
CurryO@Michigan.gov

BACKGROUND:
MDOT is investing approximately $12 million to perform resurfacing and drainage improvements on M-43. Work will include joint and crack repairs, intermittent curb and gutter replacement, spot drainage repairs, sidewalk ramp upgrades compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, pedestrian island installation, pavement markings upgrades, and traffic signal improvements. As part of this project, MDOT is partnering with Meridian Township and the Ingham County Drain Commission to relocate 200 feet of a 16-inch watermain and will be upgrading the Okemos and Grettenberger drains.

Work is anticipated to begin in March 2022 for tree clearing activities, transitioning to road work beginning in April. The project is anticipated to be completed by June 2023.

Road work is to be completed with one lane open in each direction on M-43. Business access will be maintained throughout the project.

COMMENT FORM:
Public input is being sought to help MDOT recognize and address any concerns that may result from this project. Please submit public comment by Nov. 14. Provide concerns/comments discussed at this meeting regarding the project using the online comment form or by mail, e-mail or phone to MDOT Public Involvement Specialist and Hearings Officer Monica Monsma at MonsmaM@Michigan.gov or:

Monica Monsma
MDOT Environmental Services Section
425 West Ottawa St. 
P.O. Box 30050 
Lansing, MI 48909 
517-335-4381