GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Three people were injured in two separate crashes about four hours apart Tuesday on northbound U.S. 31 at Hayes Street.

A crew from the Michigan Department of Transportation responded to the Grand Haven Township intersection following the second crash to make sure the traffic light there was working properly.

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Anyone who is going eastbound on Hayes through this intersection has to wait for a light to turn green just west of the railroad tracks and cross the tracks before they even get to the lights at US31,unless they come out of the parking lot of car audio shop just to the east of the stoplight. Eastbound Hayes traffic is therefore normally going through two stoplights that need to be green to cross US31. As I said in the prior article. MDOT needs to reactivate the stoplight up the road on US31 at the southbound left turn lane that stopped northbound traffic an 1/8 of a mile from the Hayes intersection like it used to do. I believe it was put in to avoid the very thing that happened twice today with northbound traffic running the red light. It must have been changed to flashing yellow sometime in late March. It needs to turn red when the Hayes light turns red or this is going to be an on-going problem.

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