The Maple Road Reconstruction Project is continuing to make progress as we enter the homestretch. On behalf of the City, engineering team and construction workers, we thank you for your continued patience as we enter the final stage of this project. The project will wrap up in October and the finished product will be beautiful!
East side work highlights from the past week included:
- Completing the installation of exposed aggregate sidewalk between Old Woodward and Peabody.
- Completing the installation of plain concrete sidewalk on the north side of Maple.
West side work highlights from the past week included:
- Completing the streetlight foundation and 90% of the planter boxes between Pierce and Bates.
- Pouring concrete at the Chester and Maple intersection.
- Completing the electrical and irrigation wiring between Pierce and Bates.
- Adjusting the structure between Chester and Southfield in anticipation of laying asphalt.
This week, crews will continue to install plain concrete and complete laying exposed aggregate sidewalk between Peabody and Woodward. Crews expect trees to be delivered and planted and irrigation heads to be installed on the east side of the project. On the west side of the project, crews will begin laying exposed aggregate concrete sidewalks and will pour plain concrete sidewalks between Chester and Southfield. They will begin grading the southwest corner of Maple and Southfield to install a landscape plaza. On the east and west sides of the project, crews will activate the traffic signal for testing.
This project is the second phase in the City’s three-phase plan to improve infrastructure in downtown Birmingham. When complete, Maple Road’s improvements will allow it to manage traffic more effectively; provide an attractive experience for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists; and serve the community for decades to come! Help us spread the word about this transformational development by forwarding the sign-up link to any interested parties you know: www.bit.ly/bhamnews. Learn more by visiting the project’s website.