Railroad Crossings Get Needed Improvements
Last week, Traverse City public works tackled some treacherous railroad crossings in North Traverse Heights with some major improvements. I couldn’t locate a before shot of the above section of Grant St., but as some of you might attest to, it was tough for anyone to cross and I imagine almost impossible for someone motoring around in a wheelchair. The pavement was jagged-upward and the gaps between the rail were cavernous.
Above they are inserting the truncated-dome mat, technically a detectable warning surface, that provides a warning for the visually impaired. A small step towards universal accessibility and better connected Traverse City.
Kudos to the public works department. Go team!
* The other improvement was near Garfield Ave.