The only decision made by the City Council to date is to support the conversion of Buttles Street from Jerome Street to State Street in principle. This has permitted the trial now underway to take place, thereby allowing MDOT and the City to collect and analyze real world data. It is not a final decision and does not direct what would be done with the corridor if a lane reduction is ultimately determined to be appropriate. In fact, specific alternative designs for the corridor have not even been prepared, so a final decision could not have been made. Further discussion and deliberation will be needed, and all input received will be considered through that process.
If you have specific comments you feel we should hear and consider, we would encourage you to submit them in writing to us by postal mail or via email. If you simply want to talk about the corridor, we would encourage you to contact the City Planning Department for that purpose at 989-837-3374, via staff email, or by stopping by City Hall.