Dangerous intersection has Highland Township family worried

- The intersection of Hickory Ridge and Clyde Road has a dangerous reputation in Highland Township.

The Oakland County Road Commission completed its road paving project a year ago, and since residents who live nearby say speeding has become a major problem.

Two crashes happened there in the past two weeks - one involving a school bus and a Jeep and the most recent involving an ice truck that flipped over Tuesday. Fortunately, no one was hurt in either crash, but that doesn't ease concerns.

Debbie Lissner's family lives there at the corner.

"It's very terrifying," she said. "The first time I was here when the bus hit the Jeep in the side and she hit that sign. That sign was uprooted and thrown to where my grandchildren stand at the bus stop. They weren't at the bus stop because it was time for the high schoolers to be picked up."

"It has been the worst intersection ever," said resident Gary Sparks.

Those who live and drive along this intersection say they want to see a roundabout built to slow down drivers.

"They can use some of that property over there," Lissner said. "As you look, there is plenty of room here for a roundabout or even a normal light, a normal stop light."

Craig Bryson with the Oakland County Road Commission said there is a traffic light and signs at the intersection.

He said a study has been done and the road commission doesn't see a need to make any changes based on the recent crashes.

"One of those was a deer car crash, that had nothing to do with the intersection," Bryson said. "Another was a vehicle that rear ended another vehicle. One of them bares at least further examination, but that doesn't warrant a need for a traffic signal or a four way stop."

The Oakland county commission says it will continue to keep an eye on this intersection and make the necessary changes, down the line, if needed.

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