Policy Committee Meeting

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda can be found at the following link: Meeting Materials for March 29

Citizen Advisory Committee

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) Citizen Advisory Committee
will be meeting on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Kalamazoo Metro
Transit, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials may be found at the following link: March 29 2017 Meeting Materials.

Region 3-Rural Task Force Meeting

The next Region 3 Full Rural Task Force Meeting will be held on Monday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m., at the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County, 3801 E. Kilgore Road, Kalamazoo.  The agenda and meeting materials will be available one week prior to the meeting at www.smpcregion3.org.

An opportunity will be provided for local officials and citizens to provide input on proposed projects for the allocation of rural federal aid funds for eligible rural routes and transit systems in Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph counties for fiscal years 2017 – 2020. The lists of road and transit projects that the Region 3 Rural Task Force will review for possible changes for fiscal years 2017 –2020 are available at the following locations:

Questions regarding this meeting and rural federal aid projects can be directed to the appropriate county road commission/department or to the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study at info@katsmpo.org.

MDOT 2017 Construction Map

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has posted the 2017 Paving the Way state construction map online for motorists to download.The public is encouraged to download the map and print it at home or at their nearest library or print service provider. The map is available at http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdot/MDOT_C_MapWeb-2011_350547_7.pdf, and will also be on display in all rest areas and Welcome Centers across the state. All state construction information is available 24/7 on the Mi Drive traffic website and app: www.michigan.gov/drive
 

Technical Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study Technical Committee will be held on Thursday, March 9, at 9:00 a.m. at Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose Street. Meeting materials related to the agenda may be found at the following link: March Meeting Packet

Transportation Improvement Program Amendments

Kalamazoo FY17-20 TIP Approved 2016-12-20 Jan Amend Proposed amendments to the FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) are available to review. Comments may be submitted by emailing: sstepek@katsmpo.org or mail to the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study, 5220 Lovers Ln, Suite 110, Portage, MI 49002. Deadline to submit comments will be March 28, 2017.  The Proposed Amendments are available at the following link: 

Public Meeting Notice

WHAT:
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.

WHO:
MDOT representatives
Kalamazoo city representatives
Amtrak representatives
Residents
Business owners
Media

WHEN:
4 – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

WHERE:
Kalamazoo Metro Transit meeting room
530 N. Rose St.
Kalamazoo

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.

BACKGROUND:
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.

The official press release may be viewed at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDOT/bulletins/18101b5