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M-17 (Washtenaw Avenue) PEL Study

The M-17 (Washtenaw Avenue) Planning and Linkages (PEL) study will focus on the 3-mile stretch of Washtenaw Avenue between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, which also connects Ypsilanti Township and Pittsfield Township. Washtenaw Avenue plays a significant role in Washtenaw County by providing regional connections to Eastern Michigan University (EMU), Washtenaw Community College (WCC), St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, downtown Ypsilanti, and other community assets. A more connected and multimodal-focused corridor will help improve travel, safety, economic development, and community pride.

The M-17 PEL study will develop a vision for Washtenaw Avenue through a collaborative, data-driven and engagement-focused process that will seek to improve mobility and quality of life for those who live, work, study, explore, and travel within the corridor. This PEL study will also explore the eastern half of Washtenaw Avenue from Summit Street to the US-23 interchange. The final PEL report will include recommendations that both MDOT and the local communities can implement to achieve the shared vision for the corridor. 

Provide Your Input

Public and stakeholder input is sought throughout the study. Submit your comments and input via our online comment form, mail, phone, or e-mail.

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

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