The Maple Road Reconstruction Project is now 95% 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 all sidewalk, landscaping, and striping work.
West side work highlights from the past week included:
- Completing installation of planter boxes and electrical receptacles.
- Continuing to plant landscaping.
- Completing 95% of sidewalk and 70% of irrigation work.
- Completing asphalt work between Chester and Southfield and striping at the Southfield intersection.
Weather permitting, crews expect East Maple to open to through traffic on Saturday, October 24. Parking lanes will remain closed as crews complete ancillary punch list work.
Next week, on the west side of the project, crews will continue landscaping planting and complete miscellaneous sidewalk and irrigation work. Crews will also lay foundation for granite benches and install street lights and meter posts. On Sunday, October 25, crews will plant trees between Pierce and Chester. Crews anticipate that Maple will open between Pierce and Chester within the next week and a half.
Next week, crews will complete manhole adjustments and striping work between Chester and Southfield in anticipation of opening to through traffic late next week.
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.