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US-24 (Telegraph Road) safety improvements to begin Tuesday, May 27, in Brownstown TownshipContact: Rob Morosi 248-483-5127Agency: Transportation
May 21, 2008 -- Post-holiday road work is expected to begin Tuesday, May 27, on a 1.5-mile stretch of US-24 (Telegraph Road) in Brownstown Township. Safety improvements are slated on the section of Telegraph Road between West and Carter roads, which also include modifications to the Telegraph Road intersection at Dix-Toledo Road.
This $8 million safety upgrade includes realignment and widening of US-24 to five lanes, incorporating turn lanes and new signals at Dix-Toledo Road. In addition, the West Road/Telegraph Road intersection will undergo additional improvements to accommodate the widening of US-24.
Initially, traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction. Traffic will be maintained along the southbound side of Telegraph Road while crews begin excavation work to relocate the northbound lanes. The intersection of Telegraph Road and Dix-Toledo Road will be closed to through-traffic as the modification of the intersection begins.
Upon completion of the project, northbound and southbound Telegraph Road will become a bidirectional roadway, eliminating the center median. A center turn lane will be constructed the length of Telegraph Road between Carter and West roads. The Telegraph and Dix-Toledo intersection will be realigned once the existing Dix-Toledo Road intersection is changed to a cul-de-sac and the interchange moved toward the east. The new configuration will be a T-intersection with a new traffic signal installed to promote safety.
This project is expected to fully open to traffic in December 2008.
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