Location of roadwork:
US-12 between I-94 and Wiard Road
When is the work being done:
Planning and Design - 2019, Construction - 2020
Description of work:
Roadside Safety Improvements
Impact on Traffic:
Michigan Department of Transportation
- Improve pedestrian safety
- Improve vehicle safety
- “Right-size” the infrastructure to current and future uses
The funding comes from the MDOT’s budget and must be spent on MDOT roads in this area. MDOT has partnered with Ypsilanti Township and WCRC to administer the project.
Project Timeline: OHM is currently working on compiling data and feedback from the October 29 meeting. Over the next month, they will conduct operation analysis and preliminary cost estimates for the three design alternatives. A final recommendation will be made and Public Meeting #2 will be held in December.
Construction is expected in 2020.
Contact us: If you have any questions concerning this meeting, please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Review proposed improvements to US-12 and M-17 in Ypsilanti Township
WHEN: Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, 2345 Tyler Rd, Ypsilanti
WHY: Representative Ronnie Peterson, Ypsilanti Township, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC), and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to provide feedback at a public meeting on proposed improvements to US-12 (Michigan Avenue) and M-17 (Ecorse Road) in Ypsilanti Township.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church. There will be a brief survey and a presentation showing three options for improving pedestrian and vehicle safety along US-12 and M-17 in Ypsilanti Township.
Improvements will be funded by a $8 million budget allocation from MDOT and construction is expected to begin in 2020.
CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this meeting, please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, email@example.com.
WCRC will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audiotapes or printed material being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities upon a 7-business day notice to WCRC.
Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Emily Kizer, communications manager, by phone 734-327-6646, by email firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax 734-761-3737 or by mail at WCRC, 555 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
ISSUE DATE: 10/10/2019
Peterson Announces Driver, Pedestrian Safety Grant
$8 million granted to US-12 corridor near West Willow Neighborhood to alleviate safety concerns
“This particular corridor has been a point of concern for the families of the West Willow neighborhood in Ypsilanti Township for several years,” said Rep. Peterson. “I’m glad that we were able to bring state and local officials together to tackle this issue directly in order to ensure both our drivers and pedestrians stay safe.”
The funding comes from the Michigan Department of Transportation’s budget and must be spent on MDOT roads in this area. MDOT has partnered with Ypsilanti Township and the Washtenaw County Road Commission to administer the project. The community will be included in the planning process through community meetings later this summer and fall; construction of a preferred alternative is expected to begin next year.
Issue date: 07/03/2019