The Maple Road Reconstruction Project is more than 75% complete and continuing to make progress. The City appreciates the community's patience as intricate project work takes place. While project elements progress at different paces, the project will wrap up in September and the finished product will be beautiful! Work highlights from the past week included:
- Completing the mast arm painting and 90% of the irrigation work between North Old Woodward and Woodward.
- Installing 50% of the ADA ramps at the Woodward and Maple intersection.
- Completing the installation of structural soil between Pierce and Bates.
- Conducting traffic signal work at the Bates, Henrietta, and Southfield intersections.
Next week, crews are expected to complete irrigation work between Woodward and Old Woodward. Crews expect to begin framing for the planters and installing irrigation and electrical conduit between Pierce and Bates. Work will continue on the traffic signals at Bates, Henrietta, and Southfield.
Throughout the holiday weekend, please follow signage in place at the site to safely navigate around the construction area. Beginning next Tuesday, Maple Road will be closed between Southfield and Chester as crews mill the pavement in preparation for paving. During the closure, please use the Phase 3A detour map. Per MDOT’s specifications, crews will not be working September 5-7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
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.