OAKLAND COUNTY (WWJ) – Improving pedestrian safety is the goal for a $400,000 investment by the Michigan Department of Transportation on Woodward Avenue (M-1) at 12 Mile Road in the communities of Berkley and Royal Oak.

Work begins this week and is expected to be completed in mid-September.

Construction includes installing new pedestrian countdown signals at the intersection and upgrading sidewalk ramps at curbs to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

Entrances to Michigan Left turn lanes will also be shortened in order to widen the existing median. While the entrances to Michigan Left turn lanes may be closed at anytime, the Michigan Left turn lanes themselves will remain open.

Woodward Avenue and 12 Mile Road single-lane closures may occur at any time, but multiple lane closures will be limited to only off-peak hours on weekdays and any time on weekends.

All lanes on Woodward Avenue and 12 Mile will be open for the Woodward Dream Cruise, beginning at 9 am Wednesday, Aug. 17 and ending at 9 am Monday, Aug. 22.

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Check for recent traffic incidents on our Traffic Page.


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