MDOT Installs Active Warning Systems to Alert Drivers to Bad Road Conditions

 

Road conditions aren’t a problem Monday morning – but if they were, the Michigan Department of Transportation is keeping drivers in Northern Michigan prepared.

The Michigan Department of Transportation has installed active warning systems at three places in Otsego and Cheboygan counties along I-75 and M-32.

Those systems, placed along bridges and curves, have sensors that monitor the condition of the pavement there.

If it’s slippery, those sensors send a signal to the road signs, which turns lights on the signs to advise drivers to slow down.

MDOT says preliminary data suggests the signs are leading to safer driving.

You can find the signs in the following places:

  • I-75 over Charles Brink Road, south of Gaylord
  • M-32 near Hallock Road, west of Gaylord
  • I-75 over Trowbridge Road and on a sweeping curve, north of Vanderbilt

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