New Buffalo Township, MI Board approves resolution calling for end to U.S. 12 road diet

The road diet experiment on U.S. 12 in New Buffalo Township may be short-lived.

During a Wednesday, July 8, special meeting the New Buffalo Township Board voted 4-1 (supported by Township Supervisor Michelle Heit, Treasurer Jack Rogers, Trustee Pete Rahm and Trustee Patty Iazzetto, and opposed by Clerk Judy Zabicki) to request that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) “return U.S. 12 to its original pattern as soon as possible” while noting that the Township Board “does not support MDOT moving forward with a permanent road diet in 2021 coinciding with the resurfacing of U.S. 12.”