As of December 12, 978 people have died on Michigan's roadways due to crashes in 2017.
The Michigan Department of Transportation says in a release that in the past week there were 18 fatalities; compared to December 12, 2016, the year-to-date number of fatalities was down by 31.
Some leaders in Kalamazoo are attempting to overhaul several one way streets in the downtown area, and make them two way. However, there is a catch to any potential change; several of the one way roads, including Westnedge, Kalamazoo and Michigan Avenues, are all MDOT operated roads.
MDOT says that this year, 71 of their 83 trucks in the region will have green and amber beacons on them; these new green beacons have been rolled out over the last few years, and are shown to be easier to see in the winter.
Support is being offered to those homeless residents who will be affected by a cleanup effort the Michigan Department of Transportation is undertaking. The City of Battle Creek says in a release that MDOT has already begun cleaning up trash and trees along M-66 and I-194 with the goal of improving sa…