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MDOT contemplates three lanes on US 2 in Wakefield

New design might apply east of M-28

 

October 29, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

MEMBERS OF the Wakefield City Council exchange opinions during a Monday evening meeting in the council room of the municipal building. From left are Kay Wiita (back turned), Dale White, James Anderson, Mayor Pro Tempore Amy Tarro, Mayor John Granato, City Clerk Sue Ahonen and City Manager Rob Brown.

By P.J. GLISSON

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WAKEFIELD - Members of the Wakefield City Council learned Monday night that the Michigan Department of Transportation is considering converting U.S. 2 to a three-lane design for several blocks east of Sunday Lake Street. There are currently two lanes in this part of U.S. 2.

City Manager Robert Brown said that the section under consideration would stretch just over a mile from the main street to E. Pierce Street, which is next to the Regal Country Inn.

He said MDOT officials believe the extra lane would help traffic flow more freely.

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