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MDOT virtual public meeting on Aug. 8 to discuss draft noise report for US-12 and M-51 interchange in Niles

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting a public meeting to discuss the draft noise report for the US-12 and M-51 intersection improvement project in Niles, Berrien County.

Interested residents
Community leaders
Local businesses
MDOT staff and consultants 

Monday, Aug. 8, 2022
5 p.m.

Join the Microsoft Teams Public Meeting
To listen by phone without using Internet, please call 248-509-0316.
Phone Conference ID: 323 357 260#

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: 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:
A traffic noise study was conducted to assess the traffic noise environment associated with the US-12 and M-51 intersection improvement project in Niles. The project includes improvements to both US-12 and M-51. In addition to the interchange modifications, the project includes intersection and signal improvements, pavement, and sidewalk repairs.

The noise study analyzed the entire project area for noise impacts and potential noise mitigation. The draft technical report and information on MDOT’s noise abatement program are both available on MDOT's website.

Public comment:
MDOT is currently seeking public input on the draft noise report. Comments can be submitted via an online comment form, e-mail, phone, and in person at the public meeting. Provide your comments by August 22, 2022.

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

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