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MDOT public meeting April 17 to discuss M-153 (Ford Road) project in Canton Township

CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting a public meeting to discuss an overview of a planned M-153 (Ford Road) project currently scheduled for 2028, with utility work beginning in 2027. MDOT, Wayne County and Canton Township are partnering up to rebuild M-153 (Ford Road) between Sheldon Road and I-275, including boulevards to eliminate left turns.

MDOT representatives
Wayne County representatives
Canton Township representatives
Interested residents
Community stakeholders
Local businesses

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
4-6 p.m.

Summit on the Park
46000 Summit Parkway
Canton Township, MI 48188

Project Details:
MDOT plans to invest $65 million to rebuild 2.5 miles of M-153 (Ford Road) between Sheldon Road and Lotz Road, east of I-275, as well as the M-153 (Ford Road)/Haggerty Road intersection in Canton Township, Wayne County.

This project includes drainage improvements, signal replacements, operational improvements, sidewalk improvements that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), lighting upgrades, and sign and pavement marking replacements.

There will also be intelligent transportation system (ITS) work and necessary pavement repairs on M-153 (Ford Road) between I-275 and Lotz Road.

The collaborative redesign is expected to reduce the high volume of crashes that have occurred in this area. Project information can be found at

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.

Public comment:
Public input is being sought to help MDOT recognize and address any concerns that may result from the project. Please provide concerns and comments by e-mail to Adam Penzenstadler at, or by mail or phone to Monica Monsma.

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

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