MDOT session on Stadium Drive works set for Wednesday

Contact: Tonya Durlach

MDOT logo, Michigan Department of Transportation.KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Michigan Department of Transportation will hold a community meeting Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Kalamazoo Christian High School to discuss upcoming work on the Stadium Drive/Howard Street intersection.

The meeting is set for 4 to 6 p.m. at the high school, which is located at 2121 Stadium Drive. MDOT and Kalamazoo city officials will discuss the intersection work that was announced recently. The session is a chance for area residents to see plans, provide feedback and suggest adjustments.

The increasingly busy intersection near Western Michigan University will be rebuilt in 2019. Tentative plans call for adding an additional left-turn lane on northbound and southbound Howard Street. A second left-turn lane would be added on eastbound Stadium to northbound Howard Street, heading onto the WMU campus.

Traffic signal improvements and a reconstructed railroad crossing with new warning devices also would be part of the project.

According to the Kalamazoo Gazette, an average of 25,000 vehicles use the intersection daily.