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Washtenaw County Getting Another Roundabout

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Washtenaw County drivers will soon get have another roundabout to negotiate.  Its aim is to help improve safety on the road.

The single-lane roundabout will be installed at the intersection of Whittaker and Merritt roads in Ypsilanti Township.  Construction began Monday and the project is expected to be completed by mid-August.

Mark McCulloch, who is a senior project manager with the Washtenaw County Road Commission, explains why it's needed.

“It is on a curve where it intercepts with Merritt Road and because of speed limits on Whittaker Road, cars have tendency to run-off the road after traveling through that intersection.”

For information on detour routes, click here.

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— Jorge Avellan is the Ann Arbor beat reporter and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu

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