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MDOT public meeting Sept. 29 to discuss 2025 project on M-72 and M-22 in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties

GAYLORD, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to attend an open house to discuss the planned 2025 project to rebuild M-72 (Grandview Parkway) and M-22 (Bay Shore Drive) from Division Street in Traverse City to Cherry Bend Road in Elmwood Township. MDOT and consultant ROWE will present draft designs for the project incorporating public comment received at a June 2022 public meeting and gather additional feedback. There will be a brief presentation of the draft design at 4 and 5 p.m.

Community stakeholders
City of Traverse City and Elmwood Township representatives
Local businesses
Interested residents
MDOT staff and consultant ROWE Professional Services Company      

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022
4 - 6 p.m.

Elmwood Township Hall
10090 East Lincoln Road
Traverse City, MI 49684

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 a 2.2-mile section of M-72 (Grandview Parkway) from Division Street in Traverse City and M-22 (Bay Shore Drive) to Cherry Bend Road in Elmwood Township in 2025. The proposed rebuilding work will remove the concrete and composite (asphalt over concrete) pavements and restore the surface condition and ride quality to good condition; address drainage issues, including curb and gutter, storm sewer, culverts, and outlets; replace sidewalks and nonmotorized paths; make sidewalk ramp upgrades to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards; make operational enhancements at the M-72 (East Traverse Road)/M-22 intersection; upgrade the traffic signal at Cherry Bend Road; and improve access management where possible.

Work is anticipated to begin in April 2025 and be completed by November 2025.

A project website has been established with project details, an online comment form, initial concepts for the project design, frequently asked questions, a road safety audit report on the corridor, and compiled comments from a public meeting held in June 2022. 

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