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MDOT to host public meetings today, Wednesday on proposed plan

LANSING — The State Transportation Commission recently approved opening the public comment periods on the Michigan Department of Transportation’s draft 2022-26 Five-Year Transportation Program and draft Michigan Mobility 2045 Plan, also known as the State Long-Range Transportation Plan.

MDOT invites public and stakeholder input for both draft documents, including feedback on projects or freight, rail, transit, passenger, aviation, bicycle, pedestrian, highway, and other transportation issues important to Michigan.

The Five-Year Transportation Program contains a list of MDOT’s planned road and bridge projects, as well as information on public transportation, rail, and aviation programs. It connects MDOT”s established long-term needs and goals set in the SLRTP with shorter-term goals for asset management and expectations for available state and federal revenues.

The 2022-26 Five-Year Transportation Program includes $15.1 billion in anticipated state and federally funded investments for MDOT roads, bridges, safety, operations, and maintenance projects expected to begin work within the next five years.

The comment period for the 5YTP will be open from July 26 to Aug 27. Opportunities to participate are provided at www.Michigan.gov/MDOT5YearProgram.

The Michigan Mobility 2045 Plan defines the long-term direction for the future of Michigan’s transportation network for all users. The plan is the first of its kind to incorporate an overall vision of the state’s transportation system with two additional federally required documents: the State Rail Plan and State Freight Plan. The Michigan Mobility 2045 Plan also developed Michigan’s first statewide active transportation plan and statewide transit strategy.

Meetings scheduled

MDOT invites the public to attend either of the two planned virtual public meetings regarding the draft Michigan Mobility 2045 Plan:

≤ 5 p.m. today. Register at: https://bit.ly/36XDjFA

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 893 3650 4950, Passcode: 659439

≤ 10 a.m. Wednesday. Register at: https://bit.ly/2V8xDWD

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 895 8637 2523, Passcode: 763246

In addition to the public meetings, comments can be submitted to MM2045 through Aug. 31 by emailing MDOT-MichiganMobility@Michigan.gov, through the MM2045 website, or by phone or mail to:

Monica Monsma

MDOT Environmental Services Section

425 West Ottawa St.

P.O. Box 30050

Lansing, MI 48909

517-335-4381

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