The City of Ludington is looking to reduce the number of lanes in its downtown area.
At last night's city council meeting, City Manager John Shay presented the idea saying the downtown board has been discussing it. The plan would be to go from five to three lanes -- one going each direction and a middle turn lane. This would be to slow down traffic and potentially expand sidewalks in the future. This would also widen the current lanes to 12 feet. Shay indicated that the City spoke with the Michigan Department of Transportation last year and they were willing to explore the idea but had concerns over the summer months. Mayor Ryan Cox referred the matter to the Public Safety/Public Utilities Committee.