Westbound Ford Road at I-275 is full of traffic heading toward the commercial district in Canton. MDOT wants to talk to business owners and residents to find the best way to improve mobility and safety in the area. (Googlemaps)
Here's some information you should know.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has slated a public meeting for the Interstate 275/Ford Road (M-153) traffic study in Canton Township.
"This will be the third public meeting on the traffic situation at this location," MDOT spokesman Rob Morosi said. "Ford Road was originally a boulevard with a few businesses that was mostly used as a direct route to Washtenaw County. It was farming back then, but now it's suburbia. Ford Road is now a huge commercial corridor that attracts traffic from miles around."
According to Morosi, MDOT is trying to identify through studies and talking to businesses and residents what would be the ideal fix for increased mobility and safety in the area.
"What would it need? Additional interchanges with access to Cherry Hill or would it be widening Ford Road?" Morosi said. "And identifying a fix and being able to fund it is two separate stories."
The meeting will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton Township.
Crash reports now online
Did you know Michigan has initiated a program where you can get a copy of traffic crash reports, all without having to leave your home?
It's called the Traffic Crash Purchasing System (http://detne.ws/1630Aiy), and it offers reports provided by all Michigan law enforcement agencies for a $10 fee.
It's pretty handy since many insurance companies require their clients to obtain a copy of the report for any crash in which they have been involved.
Credit card payment for the report is required before viewing or printing the crash report image and all charges are in U.S. currency.
(Incidentally, at no extra cost you can reprint crash reports you've already bought.)
For information, either call (517) 241-1699 or email crashpurchaseTCPS@michigan.gov.