2017-05-18 / Front Page

Signs to point the way

BY RHONDA S. SANDERS
810-452-2665 • rsanders@mihomepaper.com


Some businesses already have permanent signs to let customers know they are open and road construction signs are also up to notify the public that all businesses remain open during reconstruction work on Linden Road. But a temporary ordinance amendment coming next month would allow all businesses to place additional signs during the construction period expected to last another six months. 
Photos by Rhonda Sanders Some businesses already have permanent signs to let customers know they are open and road construction signs are also up to notify the public that all businesses remain open during reconstruction work on Linden Road. But a temporary ordinance amendment coming next month would allow all businesses to place additional signs during the construction period expected to last another six months. Photos by Rhonda Sanders FLINT TWP. — Help is on the way for businesses located along the Linden Road corridor now under major reconstruction. A sign ordinance amendment had its first reading before the township board and is headed for a second reading and adoption at the board’s June 5 meeting. Similar to when Miller Road was redone a few years ago, the amendment aims to allow businesses in the construction zone to erect up to four signs to help customers find their construction entrance, said Tracey Tucker, township building director. The west side lanes on Linden Road in the construction zone have been removed and overall traffic reduced to one southbound lane and two north- bound lanes. Currently business on the east side of the construction zone are easier to get to then those on the west side but those roles will reverse as the repaving project moves forward. All businesses would be allowed to put up additional signage under the sign ordinance exemption expected to become effective June 6 and end about September ember 15 - or within 24 hours of the road work completion. The project began Monday, April 17, and according to the road commission, is targeted for completion on November 10. The sign exemption applies to “any commercial establishment with road access to S. Linden Road between Calkins Road and Lennon Road.” It requires that a notice of intent to erect additional signage be directed to the township building department and that no more than four signs be added to S. Linden road frontage. Also, the total size of the signs is limited to no more than 32-square feet.


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