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Road Diet Plan In Midland Facing Opposition

Many of the roughly 40 people who attended a public information session at Midland City Hall Thursday to discuss the future of Indian and Buttles remained critical of the proposed “road diet” even after walking the area.

They say the idea of a non-motorized lane to go with two traffic lanes on each street creates more danger for everyone. Critics say blocking off one lane of Buttles as part of data gathering has already resulted in more crashes and near crashes.

Another information session is planned for Wednesday from 6:30 to Eight PM at City Hall along with a special City Council meeting September 18th at Seven PM.

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