Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The fourth and final public meeting will be held on May 30.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will hold its last public meeting on the I-275, Ford Road Area Traffic and Environmental Study and Evaluation on May 30 from 5-8 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Canton Summit on the Park in the Grand Ballroom. During the meeting, MDOT will present the preferred alternative to address Ford Road congestion. Public input and participation at this meeting are strongly encouraged. The meeting will be an open house format. There will be no formal presentation but numerous stations will be available for you to get information on the project or to talk with project team members. For more information on the meeting, contact MDOT at 313-375-2400.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation is offering a quick, simple way to sign up for construction news, traffic alerts and news releases.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is offering a quick and simple way to sign up for construction news, traffic alerts and news releases from the department. Signing up updates is free and easy. Just click on the red "Sign up for e-mail from MDOT" envelope icon on the home page of the MDOT Web site. GovDelivery subscribers will be able to manage their subscriptions and sign up to receive messages on a wide range of topics, including Aeronautics news, information for contractors, and traffic alerts for major highways. You can unsubscribe or make changes in your preferences anytime. You also can sign up to get the information delivered to your computer or smartphone via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook or text alert. If you already …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Meeting will take place 4-7 p.m. March 27 at Summit on the Park Grand Ballroom.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will hold the next public meeting for the I-275 at M-153 (Ford Road) Area Traffic and Environmental Study and Evaluation on Wednesday, March 27 from 4-7 p.m. in Canton's Summit on the Park Grand Ballroom, according to a news release from Canton Township. During the meeting MDOT plans to share a DRAFT report detailing several proposed alternatives to address Ford Road congestion, the news release indicated. The meeting will be an open house format and public comments are invited. There will be no formal presentation but numerous stations will be available for visitors to get information on the project or to talk with project team members, according to the news release.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
State senator: The path to modernizing our transportation infrastructure demands true innovation.
Wednesday, February 20
Submitted by State Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton: I still recall my orientation session shortly after being elected. I was treated to a non-partisan symposium on the need to raise taxes as the de facto solution for all of our budgetary ailments. In fact, the options for transportation funding were not very innovative…raise gasoline taxes, raise sales taxes, create a new tire tax or raise registration fees. As an advocate of consumption-driven tax policy, I understand the logic of tying these revenue sources with road funding. It is worth noting, though, that we already invoke “user fees” to fund our roads to the tune of $.19/gallon ($825 million) and close to $1 billion from transportation-related registration fees, licenses and the like…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Michigan Department of Transportation will have a second public meeting Thursday in Canton about traffic studies on the I-275 and Ford Road area.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to a second meeting 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday about the I-275 and Ford Road Area Traffic and Environmental Study and Evaluation. The meeting will be in the Summit on the Park Grand Ballroom in Canton. The study area for the project includes the I-275 and Ford Road area bordered by Sheldon, Warren, Lotz and Cherry Hill roads, according to an article in the Detroit Free Press. MDOT staff plan to summarize the first meeting, share new data and unveil alternatives for the project. People will also have an opportunity to review illustrations of various proposed project designs. Residents are encouraged to give feedback and voice concerns.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Transportation funding, mass transit among topics discussed at Plymouth Township Hall forum.
Reps. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) and Paul Opsommer (R-DeWitt) touched on transportation funding, mass transit and cost-saving construction measures, among other transportation-related issues in Michigan’s legislature Monday during a town hall at Plymouth Township Hall. About 25 people attended the public forum, as Heise and Opsommer explained how statewide transportation measures affected the Plymouth, Canton and Northville communities. On roads funding, Opsommer explained how the state’s transportation funding gets skimmed by other state and county departments before money goes toward communities under Act 51 (see attached PDF), legislation that dictates distribution of transportation funds. Heise said he is working on a bill that will allow…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Construction to repair bridges and overpasses in Canton, Plymouth and Northville could frustrate motorists this summer.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
An often-congested 13-mile stretch of Interstate 275 from Hannan Road in Van Buren Township to Six Mile Road in Northville will be slowed even more this summer as the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) $23.5 million bridge overhaul gets under way. The project, which will overhaul 34 bridges and overpasses along the route, began this month and is expected to last through November, according to MDOT spokesman Rob Morosi. Morosi said the projects are about evenly split between bridges and overpasses. The bridges, he said, often cause the most inconvenience for motorists because of the 24/7 nature of the construction work. Already, travelers in Plymouth, Canton and Northville are seeing the effects on local traffic with regular …
MDOT tells motorists to avoid distractions as massive bridge overhaul project gets under way in Plymouth, Canton and Northville.
While there were fewer crashes, injuries and fatalities in Michigan road construction work zones in 2011 than 2010, officials from the Michigan Department of Transportation are still urging that every caution be taken when behind the wheel, particularly when orange barrels are present. Last year, there were 4,633 crashes, 1,312 injuries and 18 deaths in Michigan work zones. Those numbers are down from 2010's statistics: 5,632 crashes, 1,488 injuries and 23 deaths. "While this data suggests some improvement over 2010, drivers must remain focused at all times when they get behind the wheel," State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle said. "Many of these crashes are avoidable and the life you save could be your own." Orange barrels have …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Up to 3 inches of snow expected before it all ends.
Plan on leaving a few minutes early for work on Tuesday morning. The snow should have stopped falling by then, according to the National Weather Service, but it may still be a messy commute. Temperatures overnight will hit the mid-20s and will hover in the mid-30s once the sun comes up, but the roads may continue to have slick spots. Michigan Department of Transportation issued two reminders for wintertime drivers. MDOT asks driver to "give snowplows plenty of room to groom" roads.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Mapquest has created a map to show traffic flows in metro Detroit.
Thanks to Patch's partnership with Mapquest, now you can check Canton Patch to ease your commute: Construction, traffic flow, accidents — it's all here on the Canton Patch Traffic Map!