January thaw leads to pothole problems around town.
Thursday, January 31
Michigan drivers are very familier with potholes, sometimes a never-ending problem on the roads that drivers seem to face on a daily basis. And Hartland Patch readers agree, with many people posting comments on the Hartland Patch Facebook page Wednesday when we asked about the worst potholes in Hartland. Some of the mentions from Patch readers includ Clyde Road and Center Road. The January thaw is the biggest cause of the holes in the roads. Potholes form when water flows into cracks, then freezes, expands, and pushes away the roadbed under the concrete or asphalt, according to information on the Road Commission website from Oakland County. When temperatures rise, the ice melts, leaving an unsupported gap that becomes a pothole whenever …
Residents can expect new signage and monitoring of intersection.
Despite one local woman’s efforts to see improvements made to an intersection where just weeks ago was a scene of a fatal accident, the Livingston County Road Commission (LCRC) has decided against installing any additional streetlights in the near future. Adrienne Conner of Hartland had initiated a request to have a streetlight installed on the corner of Clyde and Fenton Roads to help with visibility and improve the safety conditions after a recent fatal accident. However, based off of statistics supplied by the Livingston County Road Commision, the intersection has had only seven accidents in the past five years, which equates to a relatively low frequency based on the high traffic volumes, according to Hartland Township Public Works …