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MDOT sets Oct. 19 and 20 open houses to discuss planned US-131 rebuilding in Schoolcraft

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to attend an open house to discuss a planned rebuilding and repaving project on US-131 from Shaver Road to the Rocky River in Kalamazoo and Saint Joseph counties. US-131 will be rebuilt in the village of Schoolcraft, and work outside the village will include resurfacing, intersection and drainage improvements, signal work, and guardrail replacement.

There are two open houses planned for the convenience of the two communities in the project area, and the same information will be available at each location.

Who:
Residents
Community stakeholders
Local businesses
MDOT staff

Schoolcraft open house:
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022
4 - 6 p.m.

Schoolcraft Municipal Complex
442 N. Grand St.
Schoolcraft. MI 49087

Three Rivers open house:
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022
4 - 6 p.m.

Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce
1116 N. Main St.
Three Rivers, MI 49093

Accessibility:
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: https://www.Michigan.gov/MDOT/Programs/Title-VI. 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:
The project is set for 2023-2024 and will include repaving most of US-131 from Shaver Road in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo County, to the Rocky River in Three Rivers, St. Joseph County. US-131 will be rebuilt within the village of Schoolcraft. The traffic signal at Lyons Street will be upgraded with a left-turn phase, and a pedestrian crossing will be added to the Eliza Street signal. The intersections at Wilbur Road, M-216, XY Avenue, and Shaver Road will be replaced by indirect left turns, also known as Michigan Lefts.