The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has changed the traffic light in downtown Lexington. In the past, the light was a flashing yellow light for the north south route on M-25 after 11 PM which resulted in slowed north-south traffic. Recently, MDOT changed the light to a flashing red that will make a 4-way stop at the intersection after 11 pm at night. Lexington Village Manager Holly Tatman said MDOT stopped by the village offices and let officials know the light had been changed by the state agency. Tatman said she “believes it may make the intersection safer in the evening hours.” Officials from the Village want residents to know that the decision to change the light was an MDOT determination and not a decision made by officials at the Village of Lexington.
Reporting for WGRT, Mike Smith.