The Maple Road Reconstruction Project is now 85% complete and continuing to make great progress. On behalf of the City, engineering team and construction workers, we thank you for your continued patience as we work through 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 95% of all sidewalk work.
- Completing all tree planting, continuing irrigation work, and beginning to landscape the planter boxes.
West side work highlights from the past week included:
- Beginning the installation of exposed aggregate sidewalk.
- Installing conduit for streetlights, traffic signals, and electrical.
- Completing the sidewalk installation on the south side between Chester and Southfield.
- Preparing the mast arms for painting.
Next week, crews will complete landscaping and irrigation work and install parking meter posts on the east side of the project. Crews expect to begin cleaning building façades and washing windows for the businesses between Woodward and Old Woodward. On the west side of the project, crews will continue laying exposed aggregate concrete sidewalks and will finish installing planter boxes. They will also pour foundation for granite benches and continue conduit work. Crews expect to pour driveway approaches and miscellaneous sidewalk between Chester and Southfield.
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.