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M-32/M-33/County Road 487 intersection to become four-way stop
October 10, 2023
GAYLORD, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be converting the intersection of M-32/M-33/County Road 487 in Atlanta into a four-way stop this month, following completion of repaving work on M-32 and M-33 in the area.
During planning for the resurfacing project on M-32 and M-33, MDOT engineers reviewed the intersection for safety and traffic-flow considerations. Analysis showed that, while M-32 traffic may experience a minimal delay from stopping, side-street traffic delay will be noticeably reduced at peak times. A four-way stop is also expected to reduce crashes at the intersection.
The intersection will remain in a free-flow condition for M-32 traffic, with stop signs for approaching M-33 and County Road 487 traffic, until the conversion is completed. Drivers should expect lane closures and traffic regulators during this work.
To implement the change, MDOT will replace the overhead amber flashing lights with red lights and add a stop sign hanging over the intersection for M-32 traffic. Stop and Stop Ahead signs will be added to M-32, as well as pavement markings at the intersection. The center left-turn lane on M-32 is also being eliminated to improve driver visibility at the intersection.
The new signs will be installed but kept covered until pavement markings can be completed. Portable changeable message signs will be posted near the intersection to inform drivers of the upcoming changes.