MDOT To Install Wrong Way Flashing Lights
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Last year, 13 people were killed in Michigan due to wrong way crashes.
MDOT has decided to step in and do something. With an idea they have seen working in other states.
The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to install flashing lights at exit ramps to prevent deadly wrong way crashes. (WILX)
No specific time table has been given, however the project does have a starting place.
The flashing lights will be installed at exit ramps on U.S. 131 in Kalamazoo and 1-194 in Battle Creek. These two heavy traffic areas have a history of crashes.
There would be sensors that would activate and trigger flashing red LED lights when a driver is going the wrong way to alert them. (WOOD TV8)
Detroit and Grand Rapids would be next.