South Haven bans left turns to ease Lake MI access

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — Visitors to South Haven may be in for a surprise this summer: left turns are no longer allowed on the city’s main thoroughfare – at least for now.

On Monday, city workers began installing “no left turn” signs along westbound Phoenix Street, from Broadway to Water streets. The signs will remain up for 90 days, which is the maximum period of time a traffic control order can remain in effect.

South Haven rolled out the temporary traffic restrictions last year in hopes of easing traffic congestion during the peak summer travel season. Before that, anytime someone wanted to turn left off of Phoenix Street, a long line of Lake Michigan-bound vehicles would form.

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