Access Management

Access management is a set of proven techniques to improve safety, reduce traffic congestion and ensures safe access to properties adjacent to a roadway. CUPPAD assists the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and communities with access management planning.

Access management can help:

      • Reduce the number of crashes and improve safety.
      • Reduce traffic congestion.
      • Preserve the flow of traffic.
      • Preserve the public investment in roads.
      • Enhance the value of private land development.
Access Management Plans by County


Delta County

An access management plan has been completed for the US-2/US-41/M-35 Corridor within the City of Escanaba and Wells Township. Access Management Team discusses and reviews issues along the Corridor; the team meets on as needed basis.


Dickinson County

The US-2/141/M-95 Access Management Team has been in place since 2004, and meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm CST in the Breitung Township Hall in Quinnessec.


Marquette County

The US-41/M-28 Access Management Team has been active since 2003, and meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:00 am EST at TBD locations along the corridor. The 2004 Plan has recently (2010) been updated through the collaborative efforts of the CUPPAD Regional Commission and the Marquette County Planning Department.

Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission