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MDOT public open house Feb. 1 for US-23, M-17 studies in Washtenaw County

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to attend an open house to learn more about the US-23 improvement project and M-17 (Washtenaw Avenue) planning and environmental linkages (PEL) study in Washtenaw County.

Interested residents
Community stakeholders
Local businesses        

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024
Noon - 2 p.m.
4 - 8 p.m.

Washtenaw Community College
Room 105, Morris Lawrence Building
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 

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.

M-17 project information:
Through the M-17 PEL study, MDOT and community partners are developing a vision for Washtenaw Avenue through a collaborative process that seeks to improve mobility and quality of life for those who live, work, study, explore, and travel within the corridor. The study area encompasses M-17 from the US-23 interchange to Summit Street in Ypsilanti. Visit the virtual open house at for more information.

US-23 project information:
Through the US-23 improvement study, MDOT will prepare road and bridge design concepts along US-23 from I-94 to M-14. A federally required environmental assessment (EA) is underway to identify operational, environmental, and social impacts. Visit the study webpage for more information.

Public input:
In addition to the open house, comments and input can also be submitted online through the M-17 comment form, the US-23 mapping tool, or by using the contact information below.

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

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