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MDOT seeks public input on US-23 expansion proposal

US Highway 23, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ken Lund
US Highway 23, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Michigan Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on two potential projects in Washtenaw County.

The department is accepting feedback on its proposal to widen US-23 from I-94 to M-14. The aim is to prevent highway congestion. MDOT is also in the process of conducting a Planning and Environmental Linkage Study on the eastern half of Washtenaw Avenue.

Residents are invited to participate in, what the department calls, a “virtual open house” and online survey through March 10th. Some residents are already urging the department to instead invest in more public transportation, rather than expanding highways and roadway corridors.

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority has said it is in conversations with MDOT about expanding routes to help relieve congestion on US-23.

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