Schuitmaker encourages residents to attend MDOT discussion on I-94 BL speed limit changes

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LANSING―Kalamazoo area residents interested in discussing proposed speed limit changes along the I-94 Business Loop are encouraged to participate in a March 30 open house at the city commission chambers inside Kalamazoo City Hall, said Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton.

Officials from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will hold the event from 6 to 7 p.m. in partnership with the Michigan State Police (MSP).

The plan includes raising current speed limits 5 mph along segments of Stadium Drive and M-96/King Highway. Current speed limits range from 30-40 mph, and the new speed limits will range from 30-45 mph. A detailed breakdown of the plan will be available at the meeting.

The proposed corrections are a result of a regular 10-year review of speed limits performed by MSP. The department said it reviews speed limits on state trunklines regularly and works in conjunction with MDOT to correct speed limits.

For more information on the project, visit the list of statewide lane closures at: www.michigan.gov/drive. 

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