Prone to traffic incidents, the two-mile stretch of U.S. 131 in the city of Three Towns consisted of two center turn lanes responsible for 44 percent of the 479 incidents in the last five years. The Michigan Department of Transportation improved safety and traffic flow and created transportation options for the community. This two-year, $20 million project not only completely re-constructed US 131 with a signaled intersection, but also the construction of new sidewalks and a walking/biking path. The project provided the Michigan DOT with ability to provide needed updates to other structures – including a historic bridge. The collaboration on this extensive project allowed for more and safer connections for all travelers.