Traffic light at Adams and Gunn Road

Many of you have now experienced the traffic issues resulting from the four way flashing stop light at the intersection of Adams and Gunn Roads (especially during rush hour traffic).  The north-south traffic backs up for almost a half mile.  Even though there are very few vehicles traveling east-west on Gunn (except when Delta Kelly students are being dropped off or picked up), every car traveling on Adams must stop.

While I was stuck in that mess last week, there was a tailgating accident a few cars in front of me.  Stop and go traffic, along with texting, were probably the reasons for the accident.  I suspect there have been, and will continue to be, more accidents like that.

There have been a number of serious accidents at that intersection prior to them putting in the four way light. Clearly something had to be done.  I called the road commission today, and they informed me that the four way light will probably be there for two years.  They indicated that they must procure additional property at the intersection to increase line-of-sight – and “that takes time”.  ARE YOU WILLING TO PUT UP WITH THIS FOR TWO YEARS?

So what can you do?  Here is a link to the Road Commission website.  If you fill out the form on line with your comments and concerns, maybe we can influence their timing, if not the type of design solution they chose, for this intersection.  Currently they are considering a four way regular light or a traffic circle.  I am not sure it will have an impact, but two years is a long time to have the current situation in place.

Here is the link to the Road Commission website:

http://www.rcocweb.org/FormCenter/Contact-Us-4/Contact-Us-Form-43

One final comment, as reported in a recent post, Pulte is wanting to add 57 homesite on the North-East corner of Adams and Gunn, adding to the traffic congestion at that intersection.  When they brought their initial request to the Planning Commission two years ago, they were told they needed to provide a traffic study of the impact of their proposed development.  As of the July 2016 Planning Commission meeting, they had refused to perform the study.  In July, the Planning Commission rejected their proposal because they did not have sewer taps and had not performed the traffic study (among other things).  You may want to come to the September 13 Oakland Township Board meeting to express your opinion on that proposed development.  

Richard Michalski

3 thoughts on “Traffic light at Adams and Gunn Road

  1. Diana

    As always Richard, thank you for the heads up. I was wondering about that Pulte proposal seems very fishy that road just cannot take that type of vehicle volume that a development of that size would bring.

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  2. Candi Murasky

    Regarding the road commission, I have always had good luck sending an e-mail to this address:
    Dcsmail@rcoc.org. …. There is no form to fill out, you just send them your concerns with your name & address, they will respond to you if you ask.

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  3. Murelene N

    I travel Adams to and from work every weekday. It is a mess and after 4:00pm backs up past the krogers complex for people going North. My understanding is there have to be so many accidents at an intersection before they will put in a light. Look how long it took them to put a light at Orion and Adams. I hope the same people that wanted the 4 way stop have to use it every day.

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