Skip to main content

M-59 pedestrian safety improvements public meeting set for Nov. 2 in Pontiac

PONTIAC, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting a public meeting on the planned pedestrian safety improvements scheduled for 2025 in the city of Pontiac. MDOT officials will provide project details, current scheduling information and the proposed pedestrian detour routes. The public is invited to stop by anytime during the meeting to learn more about the project and provide comments.

Community stakeholders
Local businesses
Interested residents
MDOT staff and contractors

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Bowens Senior Citizens 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.

Aviso de accesibilidad:
El público participante que requiera asistencia de movilidad, visual, auditiva, escrita o de cualquier otro tipo de ayuda, deben comunicarse con Orlando Curry al 517-241-7462 o via correcto electrónico, al menos cinco días antes de la reunión programada. Los formularios de solicitud se encuentran en la página web del Título VI. Las solicitudes realizadas después de este plazo serán evaluadas y atendidas a la medida posible.

Project information:
In 2025, MDOT plans to build midblock pedestrian crossings and pedestrian refuge islands on M-59 between US-24 (Telegraph Road) and M-1 (Woodward Avenue Loop). The work will include the repurposing of the westbound right lane into a pedestrian refuge area and right-turn only lane.    

  •   To accommodate these pedestrian safety improvements, MDOT will acquire small amounts of land from a property in the Seminole Hills Historic District and a property adjacent to the Franklin Boulevard Historic District; the former is listed in and the latter is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Public comment:
Please submit public comments by Nov. 21 using the online comment form or by mail, e-mail or phone to MDOT Public Involvement Specialist and Hearings Officer Monica Monsma at or:

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

Media Contact: