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MDOT public meeting Aug. 7 to discuss Woodward Avenue conversion project in Oakland County

PONTIAC, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is developing plans to convert the Woodward Loop from a one-way direction to two-way traffic using the current pavement, which was rebuilt in 2007. Work is expected to occur in 2025 and 2026.

The public is invited to attend a brief presentation, followed by an open house, to discuss the proposed project, including intersection modifications and improvements. Attendees are welcome to review the current road design plans, learn about potential impacts on historic properties, hear the project schedule, and share any concerns.

Community stakeholders
Local businesses
Interested residents
MDOT staff and contractors              

Monday, Aug. 7, 2023
4:30 - 7 p.m.

Bowen Center
52 Bagley St.
Pontiac, MI 48341

Attendees who require mobility, visual, hearing, written or other assistance for effective participation should contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or, preferably at least five business days prior to the scheduled meeting. Forms are located on the Title VI webpage. Requests made after this timeframe will be evaluated and honored to the extent possible.

Project information:
The Woodward Loop project is a conversion of the roadway from a one-way direction to two-way traffic using the current pavement, which was rebuilt in 2007. Proposed work includes intersection modifications and improvements, right-of-way acquisition, drainage improvements, permanent signs, traffic signal replacement/modifications, new sidewalks, and a nonmotorized path. Pedestrian safety would be increased with the addition of center refuge islands.

Proposed work also includes rebuilding M-59 (Huron Street) within the Woodward Loop, and repaving Cass Avenue with new sidewalk segments to fill in existing gaps.

There are several historically significant properties within the project area, with some expected to be impacted in a limited way by these improvements.

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