After the City Council approved the two–way conversion between Chisholm Street and the river earlier this year, they directed staff to pursue looking at other possible changes.
Sundin says the city has been studying the possibility of altering portions of the one–way section of the state highway, or M-32, located on the other side of Chisholm.
At their monthly meeting last week the DDA voted to pay for at least 50-percent of the study, which could cost upwards of $25,000.
But since the sections of road in question belongs to the State of Michigan, Sundin is unsure if the project will move along.
“I have my doubts on Third Avenue, but I’m certainly fully open minded until we see what a consultant would look at. Because a lot of it what’s going to dictate are turning radiuses, because they have to be able to handle semis – large trucks – because that’s required for all state highways.”
If it is determined that the project can move forward, Sundin says that MDOT will not contribute any funding because the change is at the request of the city.