To slow speeders, Farmington council approves Shiawassee parking

Farmington city officials voted Monday to add a parking lane on Shiawassee Street, in response to resident complaints about speeding traffic between Farmington Road and Grand River.

In a memo, Public Safety Director Frank Demers said a group of concerned residents approached the city with the traffic calming plan. The road’s double yellow lane divider will be moved, adding a parking lane to the north side of Shiawassee between Grand River and Farmington Road. The move also adds untimed parking spaces that could serve downtown Farmington.

After the meeting, City Manager David Murphy said while officials approved the measure, “They want to bring it back to a meeting in April, to see how things are going.”

Officials also established a 24-hour parking limit in the city lot

In addition, new traffic orders have freed up parking on these streets:

  • Mayfield Street: West side from Grand River Avenue to Slocum Street
  • School Street: East side from Thomas Street to Grand River Avenue
  • State Street: South Side from Farmington Road to Liberty Street

The change will take effect as soon as “No Parking” signs are removed from the affected area.