MDOT seeks comments Thursday on Grand River lane changes

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will take comments at a Thursday meeting on proposed Grand River lane changes that could bring a bike lane and more parking to downtown Farmington.

The meeting will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 23600 Liberty Street.

MDOT’s proposal, which is part of a 2017 resurfacing project, would reduce Grand River to three lanes, one lane in each direction and a center left-turn lane, from Shiawassee Street to Farmington Road. An on-street bike lane would be installed on the north side of the street.

Also proposed is eliminating one of two eastbound through-lanes east of Farmington Road, between Grove Street and Mayfield Street, for additional on-street parking on Grand River. Officials last year blocked off those lanes with orange barrels, to evaluate effects on traffic.

Meeting 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 the Oakland Transportation Service Center, 248-451-0001.