Wanted: Ideas on 1-75 Work

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Posted by Monroe News
March 23, 2015

FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP — A public information meeting will be held Thursday on planned reconstruction of I-75 between N. Dixie Hwy and I- 275 in 2015 and 2016.

The forum will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p. m. at the Frenchtown Township Hall, 2744 Vivian Rd.

Local officials and representatives from the Michigan Department of Transportation will be present to explain the project and answer questions.

MDOT will give a formal presentation on the job at 5 p.m., said Kari Arend, a media spokeswoman for MDOT.

The meeting will offer citizens, business owners and commuters a chance to get updates on the project schedule and provide suggestions on several aesthetics and landscape themes for bridges along the I-75 corridor and for the “Pure Michigan” entrance signs at the Ohio line.

Work will get under way this summer. The project includes rebuilding 5.6 miles of pavement, 10 ramps and four bridges along with repair of another six structures, Ms. Arend said in a press release.

In addition, there will be lighting, sign, guardrail and drainage upgrades made along with landscaping improvements.

Citizens can help MDOT with planning a design for the corridor in Monroe County.

Further information about MDOT is available at www.michigan.gov/drive.