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Public meeting April 11 to discuss future I-75/M-32 interchange improvements in Gaylord

GAYLORD, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will have an open house public meeting to discuss planning for a 2025-27 project to replace the I-75 bridges over M-32 in Gaylord, and rebuild M-32 between Edelweiss Village Parkway/Meecher Road and Wisconsin Avenue. This project provides an opportunity to consider other design options for this interchange to improve traffic flow, access for all users, and safety while upgrading the infrastructure.

MDOT North Region and Gaylord Transportation Service Center (TSC) staff
MDOT consultant representatives
Interested members of the public                             

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
4 - 6 p.m.

Headwaters Room, Jay’s Sporting Goods
1151 S. Otsego Ave
Gaylord, MI 49735

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.

Beginning in late 2025, MDOT plans to replace the northbound and southbound I-75 bridges over M-32 in Gaylord and reconstruct M-32 between Edelweiss Village Parkway/Meecher Road and Wisconsin Avenue. These bridges were built in 1961, are currently in poor condition, and will need to be replaced. This provides an opportunity to consider alternatives for this interchange that provide safe and efficient movement of people and goods through the Gaylord area and accommodate future increased traffic.

MDOT will consider replacing the current bridges in the current configuration but will also examine other possible configurations for the interchange, including a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), a Single-Point Urban Interchange (SPUI), or a traditional interchange with roundabouts. These options will be examined for suitability, but no design has been selected yet. MDOT and its consultant will share these options with the community for feedback and suggestions.

MDOT has created a project website with information about the project, possible designs, and a public comment form.

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