The Maple Road Reconstruction Project is moving along as crews work to enhance the infrastructure. Work highlights from the past week included:
- Pouring and forming concrete tree boxes on the south side of Maple between North Old Woodward and Woodward.
- Pouring concrete parking lanes between Bates and Chester, and starting the traffic signal installation at Henrietta.
- Removing the pavement and subgrade, laying aggregate to prepare for concrete, installing the new storm sewer, and beginning the traffic signal conduit installation at the Southfield intersection.
Next week, crews are expected to paint the mast arms at the Maple and Park intersection, and to form and pour planter boxes on the south side of Maple between Woodward and Old Woodward. Crews expect to continue traffic signal work, replace the wood fencing with orange safety fencing between Pierce and Bates, and begin excavating for planter boxes.
The Southfield and Maple intersection will continue to be closed next week to pour concrete and allow it to cure. During the closure, please use the Phase 2 detour.
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. Learn more by visiting the project’s website.