MUSKEGON, MI – Lanes of Shoreline Drive in Muskegon might be diminished for six weeks beginning subsequent month for the primary section of a road diet research.
One lane in every route might be closed between Seventh and Terrace streets in October in order that engineers can acquire preliminary information on the impression of a narrower roadway, based on a press launch from the City of Muskegon.
Shoreline Drive, a four-lane divided boulevard, is the enterprise route for U.S. 31. The road diet research is a part of an effort by Muskegon metropolis leaders to raised join downtown with Muskegon Lake, that are separated by Shoreline Drive.
A second section of the research might be carried out in spring and summer time of 2023 when one lane in every route will once more be shut down.
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Traffic cones, pavement markings, boundaries and planters might be used to dam off the lanes. The blocked-off lanes might be examined for bicycle use, landscaping, public gathering areas and public artwork, based on the press launch.
Exploring methods to cut back visitors speeds and the quantity and severity of crashes whereas making Shoreline Drive safer for pedestrians to cross are among the many objectives of the undertaking.
The research is estimated to price $100,000.
Shoreline Drive separates downtown from the Heritage Landing park and pageant website, Pigeon Hill Brewing Company’s Brewer’s Lounge, the Aquastar Cruises dock, the LST 393 World War II museum ship, the Shoreline Inn, Lake House Waterfront Grille, Terrace Point Marina, the Terrace Point Landing housing growth and the Viridian Shores neighborhood at present below growth.
The Lakeshore Trail runs alongside the lake facet of Shoreline in that space.
The Michigan Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration must approve any everlasting narrowing of Shoreline Drive. If town decides to pursue narrowing, the method is predicted to take a number of years, based on the press launch.
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