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:
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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:
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