If you’re tired of traffic jams at the Detroit-Bradley intersection, help is on the way.
Westlake Planning Commission approved a proposal to widen a portion of Detroit Road and update the intersection at Detroit and Bradley roads during its meeting on Monday. The proposal now goes to City Council.
City Engineer Bob Kelly said the new intersection would be nearly identical to the one at Detroit and Dover Center roads. Detroit would be widened by about 10 feet on both sides and expanded to five lanes—two lanes in both directions with a center turning lane. That expansion would extend for about 500 feet east and west, and Bradley would not be widened. The intersection would also get a new traffic signal.
Kelly said that the changes would hopefully improve safety and reduce congestion and pollution.
Some residents expressed concern about the widening, and argued that the 10 feet of new road was going to make a big difference in the yards of affected homeowners. Residents were also concerned about increased traffic. Kelly assured the Walden Pointe residents, in particular, that the city would be working with the association and keeping them updated.
The updates are part of a larger plan to improve those major intersections along Detroit Road, Kelly said after Monday’s meeting. The widening on the east would connect with the wider intersection at Crocker and Detroit roads. The improvements on this intersection would cost the city about $2.9 million and would begin in 2013 or 2014.
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