They’ve been around for 11 years now, and they’re probably the most polarizing thing in Livingston County – the Green Oak Township roundabouts. People either love them or hate them.
And you’ve never seen them like this before.
A new drone video from the Livingston Post’s Buddy Moorehouse shows the roundabouts from the skies, so you can see in great detail just what makes them so fascinating, so mesmerizing – and so confusing.
Located just south of Brighton at the intersection of U.S. 23 and Lee Road, the roundabouts were built in 2006 to handle traffic at the new shopping centers on both sides of the highway. There’s a single roundabout on the east side of the highway, and a double roundabout – the first double roundabout in North America, by the way – on the west side. And from the day they opened, they’ve been the source of controversy.
Some people love the fact that they don’t have to deal with a traffic light at the intersection, while others find them maddening and confusing. They try to get to Costco and then end up on U.S. 23 heading to Ann Arbor instead.
Now you can get a new perspective on the roundabouts as you watch them from above.
Check out the video, and then weigh in with a comment below. What do YOU think of the Green Oak Township roundabouts? Love ‘em or hate ‘em?