Like Local 3 News on Facebook:

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has scheduled a series of annual public input sessions to discuss the department’s Five-Year Transportation Program and the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). 

Three meetings to present and discuss the plans are scheduled in locations throughout MDOT’s Superior Region to accommodate residents of the region’s 15 counties:

– Sault Ste. Marie (Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties),
– Escanaba (Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee, and Schoolcraft counties), and
– Houghton (Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties).

The sessions are open to MDOT Superior Region and Newberry, Ishpeming, and Crystal Falls Transportation Service Center staff, rural planning agencies, interested residents, business owners and non-governmental agencies.

Public input meetings will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday, April 23 – Houghton City Hall, 616 Shelden Ave., Houghton
  • Wednesday, April 25 – M-TEC at Bay College, Room 2020, 2000 North 30th St., Escanaba 
  • Thursday, April 26 – International Bridge Administration, James McIntyre Conference Room, 934 Bridge Plaza, Sault Ste. Marie.               

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.

MDOT’s Five-Year Transportation Program, as well as a searchable map of projects, is available at

For more information, contact MDOT Superior Region Planner Vince Bevins at 906-786-1800, ext. 315, or, or MDOT Superior Region Communications Representative Dan Weingarten at 906-250-4809 or