Safety improvements start Monday on US-10 BR in Midland

Contact: John Richard, MDOT Office of Communications,
 richardj2@michigan.gov
616-262-1565
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Midland

HIGHWAY:
US-10 Business Route (Buttles Street)

CLOSEST CITY:
Midland

START DATE:
Monday, May 14, 2018

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Friday, May 14, 2021

PROJECT DETAILS: 
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), in partnership with the city of Midland, will reconfigure Buttles Street from three lanes to two lanes between M-20 (Jerome Street) and State Street. This will begin a three-year pilot project to improve safety and provide additional space for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The reconfiguration, also known as a road diet, will be monitored and re-assessed after three years before consideration of a permanent implementation.

Project map: https://goo.gl/Hiumwx

TRAFFIC IMPACT:
Traffic will be maintained with a single-lane closure. 

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project is expected to improve safety for pedestrian and vehicular traffic.