Hune, Denby: flashing light at M-59 intersection will improve safety, traffic

LANSING —The intersection of M-59 and Hacker Road in Howell will receive improvement to enhance safety, said state Sen. Joe Hune and Rep. Cindy Denby.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will make improvements to the corner by installing advance warning intersection signs with flashing beacons and a dual overhead flashing beacon at the intersection.

“This is fantastic news for every motorist who travels M-59 through Howell,” said Hune, R-Hamburg Township. “The rapid growth along M-59 in the past couple decades has been an economic boon for the area, however, it has also resulted in higher traffic volumes, bottlenecks and accidents. These precautions will help make traffic more manageable and safer for everyone on the road.”

Hune and Denby worked closely on this issue with Rev. Francis George of St. John Catholic Church in Howell, as he was concerned for the wellbeing of his parishioners arriving to and leaving the church.

“I’m glad to see MDOT take action to help make this intersection safer for everyone traveling along M-59,” said Denby, R-Fowlerville. “Senator Hune and I have been working on this issue for quite some time and I’m happy to report that our hard work has paid off.”

MDOT anticipates the installation to be completed in approximately two months.