Tittabawassee Road construction frustrates drivers
Cars dealing with the construction on Tittabawassee Road.
SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -
Many drivers have commented on the construction ongoing along Tittabawasse Road on the Saginaw-Kochville township line.
Construction, which is due to wrap up sometime in November, has traffic down to one lane in each direction. Crews are working to mill off the existing asphalt and resurface the road.
While the project may be frustrating drivers, the roadway was in need of the attention.
"The road was deteriorating to the point that it was difficult to try to manage or maintain," said Saginaw County Road Commission director Brian Wendling.
One thing that caught drivers off guard was the initial inability to make left turns from Tittabawassee onto Bay Road or left into other businesses and restaurant parking lots. "It was something that we didn't identify or didn't anticipate being an issue," said Wendling.
On that driver complaint, Wendling said, "[We've] reconfigured the signalization at that particular intersection, now we allow traffic [to make] both a right and left turn."
Wendling said the anticipated completion date is sometime during the first week of November.
Most motorists TV5 spoke with about the project were resigned to the fact that the road needed work. "It's a huge mess but I guess if it's gotta get done, it's gotta get done," said one driver.
Wendling says it may be a good idea to take the road less traveled, in other words, if you're trying to access one of the numerous businesses along Tittabawasee Road, it may be less stressful to try to get there using one of the many secondary streets.
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