The Maple Road Reconstruction Project keeps gaining momentum as key enhancements to the underground infrastructure continue. This past week, crews concentrated resources on the east side of the project to begin preparing the road for grading and paving. We reached several important milestones:
- All service connections have been made to the new water main between Woodward and Old Woodward and the pre-existing water main has been decommissioned.
- Two lead service lines between Woodward and Old Woodward have been replaced.
- Fiber conduit installation that will serve future telecommunications between Woodward and Old Woodward is about 20% complete.
- A concrete base has been laid on the southeast corner of Maple and Woodward to prepare the road for asphalt.
Next week, the plan calls for continuing work on the sanitary leads between Pierce and Chester, the start of road grading between Woodward and Old Woodward, the continuation of fiber conduit installation between Woodward and Old Woodward, and laying asphalt on the southeast corner of Maple and Woodward which is the last step before fully reopening the Maple and Woodward intersection early next week.
When the dust finally settles on the City’s comprehensive plan to transform Maple Road, the area will have a new water main and electrical system, new streetlights and sewer lines. We’re eager to get the word out about this work that continues our program to improve downtown Birmingham for residents, businesses and patrons alike. Please help us do so by forwarding the sign-up link to anyone you know who would like to learn more about the Maple Road Reconstruction Project:
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