MDOT to Make Changes to Hwy 2/Country Club Road Intersection | News
The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to make changes to the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and country Club Road near Ironwood next week.
The goal of the project is to make the traffic signals at the intersection more visible to drivers. MDOT will add low-level signal heads to the existing signal poles for both eastbound and westbound traffic. Workers will also add backplates with a reflective border to make the lights more visible at all times of day and night.
The changes are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 13, weather-permitting.
MDOT has already removed trees near the intersection and installed larger advance-warning signs, and the signals have been programmed for the longest duration of yellow and red lights permitted.
"Even with these improvements, drivers shouldn't try to 'beat the red' at this intersection," said Mike Premo, MDOT Crystal Falls Transportation Service Center manager, in a press release. "Motorists should remember to stop for the yellow light unless they are too close to the intersection to stop safely."
MDOT said it does not plan to install flashing warning beacons in advance of the intersection, but will continue to monitor the intersection to determine if there are any other changes that would benefit drivers.