Traffic Study Planned on Two Intersections

Plymouth City Engineer Rick Gaul will be working with Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) to conduct a traffic study Columbus Drive and Baker Street.

Gaul said MACOG officials will help determine if the intersection is in need of a traffic flow change.

“There will be an intersection study at Columbus and Baker and Columbus and Randolph Streets,” explained Gaul. “I believe one of the original thoughts was to put a three-way stop at Baker and Columbus essentially to cut down on the queue that’s stacking up on Columbus, but will be increasing the queues on Baker Street. I think that’s probably one of the reasons they want to do Columbus and Randolph because we have a four-way stop there. If it gets too deep, you don’t want to back the queue up into the school driveway.”

Mayor Mark Senter initiated the traffic study. It will be done in the next few weeks.