The Maple Road Reconstruction Project is now 90% 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 this month and the finished product will be beautiful!
East side work highlights from the past week included:
- Completing 95% of all tree planting, irrigation work, and landscaping work.
- Completing 95% of parking meter, electrical receptacle, and city street light installation.
West side work highlights from the past week included:
- Removing and replacing all sidewalk between Pierce and Chester.
- Beginning the installation of sprinkler heads in the new planter boxes.
- Beginning grading for exposed aggregate sidewalk between Chester and Bates.
- Completing all sidewalk work and beginning landscaping at the plaza at Southfield and Maple.
- Conducting restoration work between Chester and Southfield.
Next week, crews will conduct final preparations, cleanup and lane striping in anticipation of opening East Maple. On the west side of the project, crews will continue laying exposed aggregate concrete sidewalks and will finish installing planter boxes. They will also begin landscaping and tree planting and continue irrigation work between Chester and Bates.
Next week, crews will complete landscaping work for the plaza at Southfield and Maple. Between Chester and Southfield, crews will install the asphalt road surface and conduct final preparations, cleanup, and lane striping in preparation of opening.
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.
** Maple and Southfield Work - Monday, October 19 **
On Monday, October 19, there will be a one-day closure at Maple and Southfield to allow construction crews to complete work at the intersection. Maple Road will be closed to eastbound through traffic (open to local traffic only) between Southfield and Cranbrook. In addition, northbound Southfield Road will be closed to through traffic (open to local traffic only) between Lincoln and Maple. School buses may continue to access neighborhoods with local traffic. Those on dead-end streets (such as Gordon Ln, Hidden Ravines, Riverside, Maple Hill Ln, Valley View Ln, Woodland Villa Ct., etc.) will continue to have access to their homes. All traffic is encouraged to use the following detour route during this one-day project on Monday, October 19, 2020. Thank you for your patience as the City works to complete this project.