Maple Road Reconstruction Update
Construction crews continue to make great progress on the project to transform Maple Road from Southfield to Woodward.  Work highlights from the past week are as follows:

East Maple:
  • Crews placed structural soil on the north side of East Maple.
  • The wood pedestrian barricade was replaced with a safety fence on the north and south side of Maple to allow for planter box construction.
  • Electrical work along East Maple began.
  • Traffic signal foundation work was completed for the new mast arm and new pedestrian signals at the Park and Maple intersection.

West Maple:
  • Water main installation is now complete and the new main passed all tests.
  • The fiber conduit on this section of the project is now approximately 2/3 complete.
  • Crews are beginning the final subgrade cut along the road to prepare the surface for new aggregate stone and concrete. 

Next week, crews are expected to complete the following:

East Maple:
  • Crews will begin irrigation work for all planter boxes and trees.
  • Electrical system work will continue.
  • Work will begin on street light foundations and the fiber conduit.
  • Crews will begin forming and pouring the planter boxes along East Maple.

West Maple:
  • Crews will complete the final water main tie-ins.
  • Fiber conduit installation is expected to be completed.
  • Crews will continue the final subgade cut and install aggregate base in preparation for concrete.

The Maple Road Reconstruction 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 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 .
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