Public meeting June 21 for M-72 project west of Grayling in 2019

Contact: James Lake, MDOT Office of Communications, 906-250-0993
Agency: Transportation

WHAT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting an open house to discuss a 2019 road improvement project on M-72 in Crawford County from M-93 to the Kalkaska County line, with some pre-project preparations taking place this fall.

The public is encouraged to drop in any time during the open house to review displays about project plans. This meeting will be an opportunity for residents, commuters, organizations, agencies, and business owners to ask questions and provide comments to MDOT staff. 

WHO:
MDOT North Region and Gaylord Transportation Service Center (TSC) staff
Interested residents, business owners and others      

WHEN:
Thursday, June 21, 2018
4 - 5:30 p.m.                      

WHERE:
Grayling Township Hall
2090 Viking Way
Grayling

Accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities and limited English speaking ability. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. Please call 517-373-9534 to request at least seven days before meeting date.

BACKGROUND:
This 2019 road improvement project includes rebuilding M-72 from M-93 to the Crawford/Kalkaska county line, as well as replacing culverts and making miscellaneous safety and drainage improvements.

This fall, MDOT will widen the paved shoulders of M-72 near Lake Shore Drive to help maintain traffic during the 2019 work, as well as remove trees. This work will begin in September and be completed by the end of November.