The Maple Road Reconstruction Project is continuing to make progress. 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:
- Electrical hand hole work is now complete
- Crews installed the electric cabinet near Social Kitchen
- Forming work is underway to prepare for the exposed-aggregate surface
West side work highlights from the past week included:
- Crews continued work on planter boxes, irrigation and streetlight foundations
- The mast arms at Chester have been prepped and primed for final painting
- The Chester intersection pavement has been removed and crews placed the aggregate stone-base to prepare for concrete
- Crews began sidewalk and landscape work between Chester and Southfield, including the Southfield intersection
- Electric conduit work has begun
Next week, crews will begin pouring exposed aggregate concrete on the east side of the project. Irrigation sprinkler heads and electrical boxes will be installed in the planter boxes. On the west side of the project, crews will pour concrete at the Chester and Maple intersection. They anticipate having all planter boxes and electrical hand holes complete, and street light foundation work will continue. Sidewalk work will also continue 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.