Conflicting road signs confuse Kentwood drivers

11:35 PM, Sep 3, 2013   |    comments
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Conflicting road signs at Kentwood intersection are being corrected by MDOT.

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) - Soon drivers will not need to disobey a traffic sign to exit the Woodland Mall at Radcliff Avenue and 28th Street.

MDOT crews plan to remove contradictory signs and pavement markings this week.

The Kentwood intersection was rebuilt as part of this summer's 28th Street repaving project.

Most of the road work at Radcliff and 28th was finished a few weeks ago, but it's taken a little extra time to get the signs right.

"We have conflicting signs so it's hard to know what to do here," lamented one driver in the left lane. "I'm waiting to get a ticket. Either I'm going to get one for going straight or get one for going left."

Drivers exiting the mall in the left lane were simultaneously told, "left turn only," "no left turn" and "no turns."

"Yeah, the signs contradict one another," agreed MDOT spokesman John Richard.  That does happen. Sometimes there is an overlap of the new signals and the old pavement markings. But people are pretty smart. So far there have been no accidents."

MDOT contractors are making steady progress on the overall 28th Street improvement project.

Richard says reconstruction from Patterson to I-96 is finished two months ahead of schedule.

Now crews are resurfacing from Patterson to Breton.

They work at night to minimize the traffic congestion.

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