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Meeting March 9 in Alanson to review US-31/M-68 project plans, schedule

GAYLORD, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has scheduled an open house public meeting to discuss plans to rebuild US-31 from Indiana Road to south of the northern Milton Road/US-31 intersection, and M-68 from US-31 to the Crooked River bridge in the village of Alanson and Littlefield Township. This project is expected to begin in mid-April and be completed in November.

MDOT Gaylord Transportation Service Center (TSC) staff
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) staff
MDOT contractor representatives
Interested members of the public                            

Thursday, March 9, 2023
4 - 6 p.m.

Littlefield-Alanson Community Building
7631 US-31 North
Alanson, MI 49706

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.

This $16.5 million project will include sidewalk improvements, traffic signal improvements, access management changes to driveways and intersections along the route, streetscape improvements, carpool lot paving, and drainage improvements.

The project plan also includes closing Chicago Street between US-31 and Milton Street and extending Bonz Street to the US-31/Pine Street intersection; this required MDOT to purchase a portion of MDNR property.                                   

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