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City council approves traffic light, raised medians for Plymouth Road

8. July 2004 • Brian Kerr
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The Ann Arbor News writes that a new traffic light will be installed at Traverwood Boulevard, in addition to raised medians, illuminated crosswalks, and rearranged bus stops elsewhere along the street. Unless I’m missing something, this seems to be welcome news for North Campus area pedestrians.

  1. The Islamic Center wanted the light in front of their site rather than up the road at the nearest intersection. I’m sure you recall the accident that killed two women, University students, that occurred after services in front of the Center. They’re taking a “wait and see” approach to the new light and improvements. This’ll definitely be better than nothing and is overdue. IMO, the island and lowering of the speed limit will help even more than a light.
       —Scott Trudeau    Jul. 8 '04 - 10:54AM    #
  2. There’s also going to be a crossing at the Islamic Center like the one at Willowtree—pedestrian refuge in the center with big overhead lights. A new signal nearby, lowered speed limit, and a new median pedestrian refuge at the Center is as close to a new singal at the center as can be realistically expected?
       —Murph    Jul. 13 '04 - 05:39PM    #