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Environmental Efforts

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Department of Transportation

Environmental Efforts

Roadside Development

MDOT's Roadside Development is responsible for integrating cultural, environmental and aesthetic design with planning and engineering. Roadside development provides creative solutions to increasingly diverse transportation projects.

Noise Abatement

MDOT's Noise Abatement Program is a resource for local governing authorities and Michigan residents seeking information regarding the mitigation (reduction) of motor vehicle noise.

Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality

The CMAQ program funds transportation projects or programs that will contribute to the attainment or maintenance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone, carbon monoxide (CO), or particulate matter (PM).

Stormwater Management

MDOT maintains over 10,000 miles of roads and their associated drainage systems. While this transportation network supports extensive commerce and travel, it also accumulates contaminants from vehicles, road construction, maintenance and adjacent contributing drainage areas. MDOT does business so that stormwater pollution is reduced or eliminated.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) established a national environmental policy and goals for the protection, maintenance and enhancement of the environment. It requires agencies like MDOT to assess the environmental effects of their proposed actions prior to making decisions. Using the NEPA process, MDOT evaluates the environmental and related social and economic effects of their proposed actions.