2018-10-10 / Front Page

Eastbound Turrill Road at M-24 closes today for signal preparation work

LAPEER TWP. — The Lapeer County Road Commission this morning closed eastbound Turrill Road at M-24 in Lapeer Township to begin road widening work in advance of installation of a traffic signal at the intersection next year. The intersection has been the site of numerous serious crashes over the last several years, including several fatalities.

Work starts today on the east side of Turrill, but work will also be completed this fall on turn-lane construction on Turrill Road on the west side of M-24 as well. Marlette Excavating Co. anticipates having the Turrill Road/M-24 work done by Nov. 21.

Keith Brown, development engineer for the Michigan Dept. of Transportation (MDOT) at its Davison Service Center, said a traffic signal will be installed mid-summer 2019. The traffic signals will be attached to cables strung across M-24 from poles on either side of the highway. Cost of the signal installation by MDOT is estimated to be between $100,000 and $150,000.

The Turrill Road widening and underground utility construction will cost Lapeer Township approximately $250,000.

--Jeff Hogan

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