Maple Road Reconstruction Update
The Maple Road Reconstruction Project is nearing the halfway point as crews continue to enhance the infrastructure and begin preparing the road for concrete. Work highlights from the past week included:

  • Grading and installing the stone base along Maple Road between Woodward and Old Woodward.
  • Installation of sanitary sewer leads between Pierce and Chester, including investigation of location and functionality, exploratory digging and dye testing.
  • Fiber conduit installation that will serve future telecommunications between Woodward and Old Woodward is about 75 percent complete.

Next week, crews will continue installing the fiber conduits between Woodward and Old Woodward, continue sanitary lead installation and investigation between Pierce and Chester, and continue grading and installing the stone base along Maple Road between Woodward and Old Woodward in preparation for pouring concrete on the main line (driving lanes), a critical component in the project.  In the event that weather prevents work from taking place on Saturday, the City has authorized contractors to work from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  on Sunday to keep the project on schedule. Once the concrete has been laid, the project will be 50 percent complete!

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 transformational development by forwarding the sign-up link to any interested parties you know:  www.bit.ly/bhamnews .
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