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Open house Tuesday for US-12 road diet in Union
February 07, 2023
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to attend an open house to discuss a project planned for this year to convert a section of US-12 in Union, Cass County, from four lanes to three lanes.
Porter Township representatives
MDOT staff and contractors
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023
5 - 6 p.m.
Porter Township Administrative Office
69373 Baldwin Prairie Road
Union, MI 49130
Attendees who require mobility, visual, hearing, written or other assistance for effective participation should contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or CurryO@Michigan.gov, preferably at least five business days prior to the scheduled meeting. Forms are located on the Title VI webpage: https://www.Michigan.gov/MDOT/Programs/Title-VI. Requests made after this timeframe will be evaluated and honored to the extent possible.
MDOT plans to convert a section of US-12 in Union from east of M-217 to Mason Street from four lanes to three lanes. With a short four-lane section between two long stretches of two-lane roadway on US-12, excessive speeding has been recorded in this section. The road diet is expected to reduce the speed differential and eliminate high-speed passing maneuvers, improving overall safety. Porter Township has requested the conversion and already has passed a resolution to request and support the project.
Work is anticipated to take place in May 2023.