What's better, waiting two minutes at a stop sign while traffic blocks your way, or negotiating a traffic roundabout?
The Livingston County Road Commission is betting that people will prefer the latter, and are planning the county's sixth roundabout — projected to cost $500,000 — for the intersection of Winans Lake and Hamburg roads in Hamburg Township.
Drivers going westbound on Winans Lake Road face an average wait of more than two minutes at the stop sign with Hamburg Road, said Mike Craine, the commission's managing director.
The other option, he said, was a three-way stop-sign setup, which wouldn't work for very long considering the amount of traffic at the intersection. The intersection doesn't qualify for a traffic signal under state rules, Craine said.
Sunday, December 31, 2006
Unbelievable....with a $500,000 price tag