Livingston County has roundabout fever, and it's spreading to Howell.
Howell City Manager Shea Charles said plans, approved by the City Council, are in the works to construct a two-lane roundabout at the intersection of Pinckney Road (D-19) and Interstate 96 in 2008, using funds from a $1.2 million federal grant.
At the same time, D-19 will be rebuilt between I-96 and Pulford Street, also using funds from the federal grant. National Street is also scheduled to be extended in 2007 and 2008 to provide a loop road, allowing drivers to bypass Grand River Avenue.
Charles said roundabouts are catching on in Michigan because they are a cost-effective way to handle traffic. The county has five roundabouts — one in the city of Brighton, one in Brighton Township and three in Green Oak Township — and a sixth is planned for Hamburg Township.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Here we go again. From the Argus.