Ludington council to hear update on Avenue lane configuration.

January 19, 2018

Ludington Avenue looking east from William Street.

Ludington council to hear update on Avenue lane configuration.

LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council will hear an update on the possible lane configuration change on Ludington Avenue/US 10 during its regular meeting Monday, Jan. 22. The Michigan Department of Transportation and the City have been discussing reducing Ludington Avenue from four/five lanes to three lanes. The conversation comes in advance of MDOT’s plan to resurface Ludington Avenue between Jackson Road and Rowe Street this year. That project will include replacing some of the curb and gutter, making minor repairs to the storm sewer system, milling and resurfacing the pavement, and re-striping the road.

MDOT has jurisdiction over Ludington Avenue because it is a state highway (US 10 west to James Street and M-116 west to Lakeshore Drive). In a memorandum to Mayor Kaye Holman and the City Council, last June, City Manager John Shay said the MDOT proposal would reduce the current four- and five-lane configurations of Ludington Avenue to William Street rather than Rowe Street because “it was felt that it would be difficult to deal with transition issues at Rowe Street where Ludington Avenue expands to five lanes.”

The Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 400 S. Harrison St.

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