Traverse City Commissioners Agree On Consultant for 8th Street Project

Traverse City is moving forward to redo 8th street between Lake and Woodmere Drive.

Tuesday night the commission agreed to hire a consultant to help with the project’s planning process.

Debate over changes to the road, including restriping, drew criticism late last year.

The current process will include a five day study with input from everyone who is impacted by the plan.

City Commissioner, Amy Shamroe says, "The purpose behind it is to get input from every part of the city and community in general. So it will be residents, it will be people from the city at large, businesses and it will probably be arranged on some talking points so that we can kind of get some general ideas and from there get more ideas to support them.”

With a consultant approved the city looks forward to beginning the study this spring.