MDOT seeks public comment on draft 2014-2018 transportation program

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The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking public comment on its draft 2014-2018 Five-Year Transportation Program. The draft document includes information about MDOT's funding picture and a list of specific transportation projects planned for the next five years in each of MDOT's seven regions. You can view the location, description and proposed construction year of upcoming MDOT projects on an interactive map online at

The Five-Year Transportation Program creates a continuous, interactive dialogue with the users of the state transportation system and anchors MDOT's project development and delivery systems. An integrated, multi-modal program that emphasizes system preservation and safety, it carries 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 and impacts for all modes of transportation in Michigan, including highways, public transit, rail, air, marine and nonmotorized transportation.

MDOT presented the draft 2014-2018 Five-Year Transportation Program to the STC on Dec. 5, 2013. It will remain a draft program until it receives final approval by the STC in January 2014. The full document is available on the MDOT Web site at

Comments will be accepted until Friday, Jan. 10, and should be directed to Bob Parsons, Public Involvement and Hearings Officer, Bureau of Highways, Michigan Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 30050, Lansing, MI 48909; fax: 517-373-9255; or e-mail: Alternative formats, such as print, large type and language translation, are available upon request by contacting MDOT's Public Involvement and Hearings Officer.