Michigan DOT considers contract to give Kalamazoo control of busy streets

Major streets running through the heart of Kalamazoo would be improved if the state of Michigan gave up control of them, city staff said.

A long-awaited contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation would give the city of Kalamazoo jurisdiction over busy traffic arteries and $11.6 million to maintain them. Tuesday, city planners presented an update on the deal, among other plans to improve transportation for motorists, pedestrians and other users.