MDOT representative Pete Pfeiffer announced the decision Wednesday at the Holland City Council meeting, several city council members confirmed.
The meeting was the result of a community petition to install a spotlight on M-40 south of I-196 near the Tulip City Truck Stop, where the accident happened.
Hoppe, 30, of Zeeland was killed Dec. 4 while traveling southbound on his way to work. He collided with a semi-truck as it left the truck stop, and was pinned inside his vehicle underneath the truck’s trailer. He was dead when crews arrived on the scene.
This stretch of M-40 has had seven crashes since 2004, two of them fatal.
The month-long audit will start in January. MDOT will monitor drivers’ behavior and then decide if any further action is necessary.