MDOT, Kalamazoo, and Amtrak hosting open house to discuss 2017 projects in downtown Kalamazoo

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017


CONTACT: Nick Schirripa, MDOT Office of Communications,



MDOT, Kalamazoo, and Amtrak hosting open house

to discuss 2017 projects in downtown Kalamazoo



The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), City of Kalamazoo, and Amtrak are holding an open house to discuss several upcoming road, railroad and utility projects.



MDOT representatives

Kalamazoo city representatives

Amtrak representatives


Business owners




4 – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017



Kalamazoo Metro Transit meeting room

530 N. Rose St.



Accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities and limited English speaking ability. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers available upon request. Please call 517-373-9534 to request at least seven days before meeting date.



In 2017, the three agencies will be collaborating on several projects, including repaving M-43 (West Main Street) from US-131 to Michikal Street, and M-43 (West Kalamazoo Avenue) from Pitcher Street to Douglas Avenue. In 2018, MDOT plans to repave US-131 Business Route (North Westnedge Avenue and North Park Street) from M-43 (West Michigan Avenue) to West Dunkley Street. MDOT construction includes sidewalk ramp upgrades and railroad crossing repairs. Project maps and schedules will be provided.

Kalamazoo city officials will attend to discuss coordination of city utility replacement projects, including sanitary sewer upgrades and construction of the nonmotorized trail along West Kalamazoo Avenue.




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