Traverse City officials looking at possible highway bypass to deal with heavy traffic in town

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Officials in Traverse City are discussing whether to reroute area highways to create a bypass around town.

U.S. 31 and Michigan highway 37 presently are combined into a single thoroughfare that runs near downtown and along Grand Traverse Bay.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle ( ) reports that local leaders want to bring the matter to the Michigan Department of Transportation's attention as the agency begins preparing its next five-year plan this fall.

Garfield Township Supervisor Chuck Korn says there are several possible ways a bypass could be constructed, including rerouting the two highways to run south and east of Traverse City.

That would require building a connector road that has long been a contentious issue as leaders have debated how to deal with heavy traffic in town.


Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle,

Organizations: Traverse City Record-Eagle, Michigan Department of Transportation, Garfield Township

Geographic location: Traverse City, Michigan, Grand Traverse Bay

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