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MDOT open house on Aug. 10 in Lawton for M-40 rebuilding project

COLOMA, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to attend an open house to discuss a planned 3-year project to rebuild M-40 from 72nd Avenue to Lagrave Street through the village of Lawton ( . Proposed work includes repaving and rebuilding M-40, shoulder widening, intersection and drainage improvements, village infrastructure improvements, and tree planting.


Community stakeholders and leaders

Local businesses

Interested residents

MDOT staff


Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022

4 – 6 p.m.


Lawton Village Hall

125 S. Main St.

Lawton, MI 49065


Accommodations can be made for persons who require mobility, visual, hearing, written, or other assistance for participation. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. Please contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or complete Form 2658 for American Sign Language (ASL) located on the Title VI webpage: MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “” claiming to be MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “” claiming to be ( . Requests should be made at least five days prior to the meeting date. Reasonable efforts will be made to provide the requested accommodation or an effective alternative, but accommodations may not be guaranteed.

Project information:

MDOT plans to rebuild or repave M-40 from 72nd Avenue to Lagrave Street, incorporating improvements to village storm sewer, water main, and sanitary sew, as well as incorporating desired elements from the village’s master plan, such as streetscaping, non-motorized and pedestrian safety improvements. Construction includes shoulder widening, intersection and drainage improvements, box culvert replacement at the Lawton Drain, and planting deciduous and evergreen trees.

During repaving work, there will be single-lane closures with traffic regulators. There will be total closures with posted detours during the rebuilding phase of construction.

Construction is planned in 2023-24, and tree planting is planned in spring 2025.

An online comment form ( is available to submit comments and suggestions on the proposed project.

Notice of Joint Public Hearing

The Lawton Planning Commission AND Lawton Village Council will be holding a Special Joint Meeting on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm at Lawton Village Hall, 125 S Main St, PO Box 367, Lawton MI 49065. A portion of the meeting will also be held on-site at 502 N Main Street, Lawton MI. During this special meeting, a Public Hearing will be held receive comments on a proposed site plan, variance request, and zoning ordinance amendment for 502 N Main Street, Lawton MI 49065.

Those who are unable to attend the meeting may submit written comments to the Village Manager at or the above-mentioned address. Written comments must be received before 4:00 pm on June 1, 2022. The Village will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon four (4) business days’ notice to the Village Clerk.

This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act, Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended (MCL 41.72a (2)(3)) and the Americans with Disabilities Act. A copy of this notice is on file at Lawton Village Hall, located at 125 S. Main Street, PO Box 367, Lawton MI 49065, ph 269.624.6407

Brittany Rathbun, Village Clerk

Notice of Planning Commission Meeting Cancellation

Village of Lawton REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION 125 S. MAIN, LAWTON MI 49065 269.624.6407


The Village of Lawton Planning Commission has been cancelled for  Tuesday, May 3, 2022.




Request for Ordinance Investigation Form Now Available

Village Request for Ordinance Investigation Form now available online.

Please complete form regarding any concerns including blight, parking in yards, code violations, loose animals, etc. and return it to the Village.

You can find the document HERE on our FORMS page under the “Citizen Concerns” tab, or by searching for “Request for Investigation” in the search field.

Contact Info

(269) 624-6407

PO BOX 367
125 S Main Street Lawton, MI 49065