LANSING, Mich.—State Sen. Mike Kowall announced Friday that due to safety concerns, the traffic signal at a busy intersection in White Lake Township will be modified to make left turns easier and safer.
The lawmaker said that after the modification, left turns from Highland Road (M-59) at Teggerdine Road will be allowed only under a protected left-turn signal.
Kowall’s office, in conjunction with White Lake Township Supervisor Greg Baroni and the White Lake Police Department, brought this issue to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC).
“As a public servant, my first concern is always the safety of those I represent,” said Kowall,
R-White Lake. “I am glad that state and local officials are working to solve this issue.”
MDOT, RCOC and White Lake Township will work together on the project, which is expected to begin soon and will be completed no later than mid-May.
Drivers will see changes at the intersection that will include opposing traffic completely stopped during the left-turn signal from Highland Road to Teggerdine Road.