AEW worked with the City of Livonia, Wayne County, and local businesses to modernize the traffic signal and improve the intersection geometrics at Middlebelt Road and Industrial Drive/Millennium Park Drive. This area has seen significant commercial growth over the past several years, and the City took the initiative to make several improvements at the intersection in conjunction with the reconstruction of Industrial Drive. Traffic signal work included a modernized box span signal layout, with flashing yellow arrows for permissive/protected left turn phasing options, new pedestrian crossing signals and push buttons, a video traffic detection system, and wireless interconnect. Other intersection improvements included adjusting the lane widths and reconfiguring the median island on the east leg to improve left turning sight distance.
AEW used information provided from previously completed traffic studies in the area, and additional Synchro modeling to prepare timing plans for the intersection. AEW performed design and construction engineering services for this project.