FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018
CONTACT: Lina Chapman, MDOT Bureau of Transportation Planning, 517-241-3981, chapmanl@michigan.gov

MDOT seeks public comment on
draft 2019-2023 transportation program

Fast facts:
– MDOT’s annual Five-Year Transportation Program document outlines mobility initiatives, revenues, and specific projects planned for the next five years.
– The public is invited to comment on the draft 2019-2023 Five-Year Transportation Program now through Aug. 21.
– The draft document is available on MDOT’s website at  www.michigan.gov/mdot5yearplan.

July 23, 2018 — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking public comment on its draft 2019-2023 Five-Year Transportation Program. The draft document, which is updated annually, includes information about MDOT’s mobility initiatives, revenues and a list of specific transportation projects planned for the next five years in each of MDOT’s seven regions. You can view the program document on the MDOT website at www.michigan.gov/mdot5yearplan, as well as an interactive map showing the location, description and proposed construction year for upcoming projects.

The Five-Year Transportation Program, a continuous, interactive dialogue with the state transportation system users, emphasizes an integrated multi-modal program, system preservation and safety. The program also anchors MDOT’s project development efforts while carrying out the goals and policies outlined by the State Transportation Commission (STC). In addition to providing a list of MDOT-managed road and bridge projects, the document addresses investment strategies, funding assumptions, and economic benefits for all modes of transportation in Michigan, including highways, public transit, rail, air, marine, and nonmotorized transportation.

MDOT submitted the draft 2019-2023 Five-Year Transportation Program to the STC on July 19, 2018. It will remain a draft program until it receives final approval by the STC, which is expected to occur on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018.

Alternative formats, such as print, large type and language translation, are available upon request. Comments will be accepted now until Tuesday, Aug. 21, and can be e-mailed to mdot-five-year-program@michigan.gov or directed to:

Lina Chapman
Michigan Department of Transportation
Systems Evaluation and Program Development Unit
425 W. Ottawa St.
P.O. Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909