(STURGIS) – Motorists who travel on North Centreville Road will notice a difference with a traffic signal starting today.
The City of Sturgis has issued a temporary traffic control order for the signal at North Centreville and West West Streets. Starting at 5 PM today, the traffic signal will be in a flashing red mode for West West Street and a flashing yellow mode for North Centreville Road.
The change is being made as an evaluation period for a possible change to the traffic control devices used at the intersection. As part of the design process for reconstruction of North Centreville Road, engineers from Fleis & Vandenbrink Engineering reviewed the need for a traffic signal at the intersection and the appropriate traffic control device for the current traffic conditions.
During last week's City Commission meeting, engineers explained that traffic through the intersection, particularly on West Street, does not warrant the current traffic signal. Fleis & Vandenbrink recommended the intersection be made a two way stop and the Commission approved a temporary traffic order to determine the impact of such a change.
After a six week test period, the Commission will consider whether to make a permanent change to the traffic control devices at the intersection.