A Michigan left, sometimes known as a median U-turn or median U-turn crossover, is an automobile traffic maneuver in which a right turn and a unidirectional U-turn replace a prohibited left turn. The term comes from the fact that the arrangement is quite common along Michigan roads and highways, and extremely rare anywhere else in the United States.
Michigan lefts occur at intersections where at least one road is a divided highway or boulevard. Left turns onto the divided highway are prohibited. Instead, drivers on roads that cross the highway are directed to turn right. Within a 1/4 mile (400 m), they queue into a designated U-turn lane in the median. When traffic clears they complete the U-turn and go back through the intersection. For additional safety purposes, the U-turn lane is designed so traffic only flows through it one-way.
Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie
(born August 16, 1958), known as Madonna
, is an American
recording artist and entertainer. Born in Bay City, Michigan
and raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan
, Madonna moved to New York City
for a career in modern dance
. After performing as member of the pop musical groups Breakfast Club
and Emmy, she released her self-titled debut album
in 1983, and then produced three consecutive number-one studio albums
on the Billboard 200
in the 1980s and four more since year 2000. Madonna is known for her works that explore religious symbolism and sexual themes which also drew criticism from the Vatican in the late 1980s. In 1992, she founded an entertainment company, Maverick
, which published a book of photographs (Sex
). She also released a studio album (Erotica
) and starred in a film (Body of Evidence
) with erotic themes. These works generated negative publicity and coincided with a fall in commercial sales in the 1990s. Madonna's career was revived in 1998, when the release of her album Ray of Light
garnered critical acclaim.