Michigan Road Diet Watch: City Council asking for early end to Midland ‘road diet’

Is less more when it comes to how many lanes are on a busy road?

But Monday night City Council members voted to ask the Michigan Department of Transportation to wrap up the Buttles Street Road Diet early.It’s one of the questions that could be answered through a traffic study in Midland.

“Last night’s City Council decision actually just accelerates the original plan,” explained Midland Community Affairs Director Selina Tisdale.

The original plan was to reduce Buttles Street between Jerome and State from three lanes down to two lanes for a total of three years. The road diet began in May of 2018.