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MDOT public open house March 2 to discuss M-17 study in Washtenaw County

LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to provide input on a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study for M-17 (Washtenaw Avenue) from the US-23 interchange to Summit Street in Ypsilanti. Two open house times have been provided. Both will provide information on the study and opportunities for input.

Interested residents
Community stakeholders
Local businesses
MDOT staff and contractors          

Thursday, March 2
Noon – 2 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m.

Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center (
4135 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI  48108

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:
Through the M-17 PEL study, MDOT and community partners will develop a vision for Washtenaw Avenue through a collaborative, data-driven and engagement-focused process that will seek to improve mobility and quality of life for those who live, work, study, explore, and travel within the corridor. This PEL study area encompasses Washtenaw Avenue from Summit Street to the US-23 interchange. Visit M-17 (Washtenaw Avenue) PEL Study ( for more information.

Public comment:
In addition to the open house, comments and input can also be submitted using the contact information below or at MDOT invites public comment on M-17 PEL study (

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

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