Plans for a roundabout on Kalamazoo's north side are facing harsh criticism from neighbors.

According to WWMT, the city plans to add a roundabout at Harrison and Gull Road.


City engineers say a roundabout will force traffic to slow down, and adding crosswalks will make it safer for children and adults.  The road has a strange angle, and right now, there's nothing but a stop sign to direct traffic.

Construction on the $1.5 million plan for a roundabout was set to begin in July, has been put on hold due to concerned neighbors.  Apparently, the project has been 10 years in the making and residents are concerned about the lack of communication from city officials.  They say they want more community meetings, so their concerns are addressed.


The project also includes park improvements, work on water and sewer, as well as improvements to neighboring intersections.  The city plans to hold another community meeting in the next few weeks.

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