FOX 17 Drives 28th Street During Rush Hour

Posted at 11:04 PM, Mar 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-29 05:38:14-04

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Drivers who didn’t prepare for the Michigan Department of Transportation’s work on 28th Street found out the hard way on Thursday, especially at rush hour.

As crews ripped up the road, FOX 17 wanted to see how long a commute from I-96 to Patterson Avenue would take.

The drive west on 28th Street took just 5 minutes with little delay.

However, eastbound on 28th toward 96, traffic stretched at least a quarter mile beyond Patterson.

It took us nearly 15 minutes to go from Patterson to I-96.

In our observation, drivers on Patterson may have had it worse. They were backed up in one lane that stretched about a half mile toward the airport.

As a side street, the light on Patterson Avenue changed quickly.

It was lots of stopping and starting that commuters in the area will have to get used to during the project.

Another option is to try and avoid the area completely. If you can help it, MDOT suggests drivers take 36th street and Burton Street as detours.