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Public meeting April 27 to discuss 2023 M-119 culvert replacement east of Harbor Springs

GAYLORD, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will have a public meeting to discuss the M-119 culvert replacement project planned east of Harbor Springs, Emmet County. 

MDOT Gaylord Transportation Service Center (TSC)
MDOT Environmental Services Section staff
Interested residents
Business owners

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.


Click here to join the meeting 
Or call in (audio only): 248-509-0316  
Phone Conference ID: 532 187 369# 

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 517-241-7462 or complete Form 2658 for American Sign Language (ASL) located on the Title VI webpage:,4616,7-151-9621_31783---,00.html. Requests 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.

Project information: 
MDOT is investing approximately $500,000 to perform culvert work under M-119 and slope restoration to the south of M-119. Work will also include temporary trail relocation, a temporary traffic signal, permanent property transfer, and tree clearing on the City of Harbor Springs recreational property on the south side of M-119 and east of Lake Street.

Work is anticipated to begin in March 2023 for tree clearing activity, transitioning to culvert work starting in April. The project is anticipated to be completed by May 2023.

Public comment: 
Public input is being sought to help MDOT recognize and address any public concerns that may result from the temporary trail relocation and permanent property transfer per a proposed recreational de minimis impact finding under Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966. Please submit public comment by May 11, 2022. 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 or: 

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

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