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MDOT meeting March 15 to discuss 2023-24 project in West Branch

GAYLORD, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will have an informational open house meeting to discuss planned 2023-24 rebuilding of M-55/I-75 Business Loop (BL) from Husted Drive to Fairview Street in Ogemaw Township and the city of West Branch.

MDOT Alpena Transportation Service Center (TSC) and Environmental Services Section staff
Interested residents, commuters, and business owners

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
5 - 7 p.m.

West Branch Police Department
130 Page Street
West Branch, MI 48661

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 project includes converting the existing five- and four-lane segments of the roadway to three lanes: one through-traffic lane in each direction and a center left-turn lane. In addition to rebuilding the roadway, storm sewer, sidewalks, and upgrading traffic signals, MDOT is partnering with the City of West Branch to include streetscape improvements and watermain replacement.

The project is planned to begin in late summer of 2023, with the majority of work taking place in 2024.

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