Utica, Michigan Speed Traps
M59 eastbound, Utica police sits in the triangle area of the onramp. Several 70 mph signs are posted on the freeway portion of M59, no reduce speed signs are posted, but immediately before the Merrill St overpass, there’s a 55 mph sign posted on left hand median – hard to see since the overpass concrete is immediately behind it.
Don’t turn left onto Triangle from Van Dyke due to construction. The orange barrels come unnecessarily south of Triangle making it confusing as to whether you can turn! The police sit in ambush for you!
no left turn when exiting strip center DON’T do it!
officer friendlys reminder
Police park in several parking lots near the Nursery on the north side of 23 mile road about 1/4 mile west of Hayes. I see them about once a week.
Utica has a nice trap set up on the stretch of Utica Rd between Dobry and 19-1/2 Mile Rd. The 25 MPH limit is strictly enforced and is compounded by the fact there is a school in this stretch. My wife received a 4 point ticket for speeding in a school zone. It is so bad that a factory on this stretch has a huge sign facing Utica stating "Speed Limit Strictly Enforced". The police hide on side streets, school parking lot, factory lot, and the K of C lot.
The stretch of Utica between VanDyke and 19-1/2 Mile is in Sterling Heights where the limit is 40mph so those heading NB need to watch when the limit changes to 25.