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MDOT open house on Aug. 10 in Lawton for M-40 rebuilding project

COLOMA, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to attend an open house to discuss a planned 3-year project to rebuild M-40 from 72nd Avenue to Lagrave Street through the village of Lawton. Proposed work includes repaving and rebuilding M-40, shoulder widening, intersection and drainage improvements, village infrastructure improvements, and tree planting.

Community stakeholders and leaders
Local businesses
Interested residents
MDOT staff                

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022
4 - 6 p.m.

Lawton Village Hall
125 S. Main St.
Lawton, MI 49065

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:
MDOT plans to rebuild or repave M-40 from 72nd Avenue to Lagrave Street, incorporating improvements to village storm sewer, water main, and sanitary sew, as well as incorporating desired elements from the village’s master plan, such as streetscaping, non-motorized and pedestrian safety improvements. Construction includes shoulder widening, intersection and drainage improvements, box culvert replacement at the Lawton Drain, and planting deciduous and evergreen trees.

During repaving work, there will be single-lane closures with traffic regulators. There will be total closures with posted detours during the rebuilding phase of construction.

Construction is planned in 2023-24, and tree planting is planned in spring 2025.

An online comment form is available to submit comments and suggestions on the proposed project. 

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