Thursday, August 27, 2020

New traffic signal installed, work on township roads continues

Crews have been at work this week on road repairs and traffic controls in Canton Township.
A new traffic light has been installed at Beck Road and Michigan Avenue while work on  Sheldon Road between Warren and Ford roads is under way.
The Sheldon Road repair is described by Wayne County Road Commission engineers as a 2-inch mill and fill on the area of the heavily-traveling north-south road. The work was expected to be complete and the road open to traffic this week.

Repairs are also under way along Haggerty Road between Ford and Warren roads where traffic lanes have been reduced during the resurfacing project. Construction work is also continuing on Cherry Hill and Ridge roads and the intersection of Canton Center and Warren road will be under construction throughout the next two months.
The projects are being funded by the road improvement bond approved by voters last year.
The new traffic signal at Beck and Michigan Avenue is an effort to decrease the nearly 70 collisions that took place at the heavily-traveled intersection last year. Nine of the reported vehicle accidents resulted in injuries, according to statistics from the Canton Township Police Department.
Officials said that speeding drivers are an ongoing issue at the intersection which previously had only stop signs to slow traffic. The Michigan Department of Transportation authorized a study of the intersection to determine the necessity of a new traffic signal in the area.