Public enter is being sought on a multi-year transportation plan for the Niles, Buchanan, and Edwardsburg areas. Southwest Michigan Planning Fee affiliate planner Brandon Kovnat tells WSJM Information the Niles-Buchanan-Cass Space Transportation Research, or NATS, put collectively the plan laying out how federal highway can be spent.
“Annually, NATS will get federal funds of about $575,000 — that will increase about 2% yearly — that the NATS committees collectively determine find out how to spend,” Kovnat mentioned.
Kovnat says the tasks specified by the plan are for bigger roads across the area.
“Domestically, there are eight tasks utilizing NATS funding, plus a number of which might be direct from MDOT for bridge work.”
Among the many tasks included are the alternative of the M-51 and US-12 interchange, enhancements to US-31, and work on 13th Road in Niles. The Transportation Enchancment Program plan covers highway and bridge tasks from 2020 by means of 2023. You can find the transportation plan and the page to make comments right here.