FLINT TOWNSHP (WJRT) - (11/16/17) - Have you ever heard of the term road dieting?
That's what the Genesee County Road Commission wants to do to a 4-lane stretch of Flushing Road between Elms and Warner in Flint Township.
Officials held a community forum at the township hall Thursday evening to explain the proposed project to nearby residents.
Road Dieting is a term for reducing the road through a rehabilitation of the existing lanes.
It would take the current four lanes of traffic down to three, one lane in each direction, plus a turn lane and wider shoulders.
The change would not cost taxpayers money.
"Every time we have a roadway that has less than 10,000 cars a day going through there, it's good for us to do a road diet," explained Fred Peivandi, the Genesee County Highway Engineer, "it makes it much safer. It would be actually a traffic calmer too."
If all goes as planned, construction could start as early as May.