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Twp. okays streetlights to enhance traffic safety



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January 16, 2013 - The Oxford Township Board said, 'Let there be light!' – and the light was good.

Township officials last week voted 7-0 to have streetlights installed where M-24 intersects with Market St. and Ray Rd.

Projected to cost $1,428, the lights are designed to increase both pedestrian and vehicular safety at these intersections.

Traffic crash data, provided by the Auburn Hills-based Traffic Improvement Association, indicates the intersections have a high rate of incidence. They're among the top 10 on the list covering crashes during the 2009-11 period.

M-24 and Ray Rd. is second on the list with 33 accidents, while M-24 and Market St. is sixth on the list with 16 crashes.

Supervisor Bill Dunn noted the intersection with the most crashes is still M-24 and E. Drahner Rd. It had 114 over the three-year period.

CJ Carnacchio is editor for The Oxford Leader. He lives in the Village of Oxford with his wife Connie and daughter Larissa. When he's not busy working on the newspaper, he enjoys cigars/pipes, Martinis/Scotch, hunting and fishing.
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