City of Birmingham, MI
Old Woodward Reconstruction Project Update - 5/25/18

Another productive week of construction is winding down. Throughout the week contractors worked to prepare for the pouring of concrete on North Old Woodward. On South Old Woodward, crews connected buildings to the newly installed water and sewer services. Fiber optic conduits were installed along Maple Road. In addition, t he east/west crosswalk at Old Woodward and Maple was moved approximately 50 feet south. This change ensures pedestrians may safely cross Old Woodward without being too close to the Maple intersection. Pedestrians crossing E. Maple while on the north or south side of Old Woodward use a new crosswalk in front of the Jos. A. Bank store. Pedestrians crossing W. Maple while on the north or south side of Old Woodward now use a crosswalk in front of Dick O' Dow's. This weekend contractors will work Saturday, but will be off on Sunday and Monday in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday.
Looking ahead to next week, (5-29-18 to 6-2-18), it is anticipated that contractors will begin pouring concrete on North Old Woodward. Crews will continue to connect buildings to the newly installed water and sewer services along South Old Woodward. This process will involve temporary water shutoffs. Advisories and in-person notice will be given as soon as possible so merchants can make plans for this necessary process to connect to the new underground water infrastructure.
The City encourages the public to continue to support the merchant community in downtown Birmingham. Remember that parking is  free  in all  five  of the  City   parking structures  on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) during construction. Payment is required, however, for on-street metered parking, except on Sundays. Finally,  free , two hour valet parking (then $5 for each additional hour) Monday through Saturday,  10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  is available at  four  locations near the construction zone: 
  • North Old Woodward Ave. near Willits
  • Henrietta near Maple
  • South Old Woodward near Brown
  • Hamilton Row near Ferndale

Stay Informed : Learn more about the project at . Receive real time updates by email or text by  signing up for an e-notify system for the project at .

Businesses are OPEN during construction and need your support. Enjoy free valet, Birmingham Bonus Bucks, an Art Contest  a nd more!
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