There’s another roundabout planned for the Saline area.
The Washtenaw County Road Commission announced construction of a roundabout at Moon and Bemis roads on the border of Pittsfield and York townships. According to the announcement, a roundabout is the ideal solution because it can move traffic through an intersection more efficiently and with less congestion than a traditional intersection. Roundabouts are also one of the safest options available and they are typically more cost-effective than a traditional signal.
Construction is expected this fall and should take three to four weeks. The intersection will be closed during the project.
The intersection, currently served by a four-way stop, sees about 13,000 vehicles a day. The WCRC chose this intersection over others with similar traffic because of the geometry of the intersection, surrounding land, drainage and underground utilities.
According to the WCRC, this “additional” project is possible because of new road funding from the state that took effect Jan. 1 and funding approved by Washtenaw County voters in 2016.
Tran Longmoore is a veteran community journalist. He is founder and owner of TheSalinePost.com. He is co-publisher of The Saline Post weekly newspaper. Email him at [email protected] or call him at 734-272-6294.