City of Birmingham, MI
Old Woodward Reconstruction Project Update - 6/1/18
With another week of the transformative reconstruction of Old Woodward winding down, the project is now 50 percent complete!
The above ground phase of the project began in earnest this week when crews meticulously poured and smoothed the first vestiges of new concrete on Old Woodward, north of Maple. Weather permitting, the concrete paving is anticipated to continue on Saturday (6-2-18) as crews start pouring concrete on Maple Rd.
Meanwhile, major progress continues toward the final removal and replacement of the tired underground infrastructure in the project work zone. Work on the new main line sewer on Old Woodward is expected to be finished by this weekend.
Looking ahead to next week, contractors plan to connect a handful of buildings on Old Woodward, south of Maple to the new sewer system. Once those connections are completed, all of the sewer work on the project will be done. Also by the end of next week, all left turn lanes and parking bays are expected to be completed on the north part of the project, including all of Maple Rd.
With a targeted completion date of early August, the underground infrastructure improvements and the above ground enhancements on Old Woodward will result in a modernized downtown core that City residents, merchants, stakeholders and visitors will be proud of and enjoy for decades to come. In the meantime, the public is encouraged to visit downtown and see the transformation first-hand while supporting city merchants. As a reminder, free parking in all City parking structures is now available on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) along with four, two-hour free valet parking stands strategically located near the outer edges of the construction zone.

Stay Informed:  Learn more about the project at . Receive regular updates about this project by signing up for the "Old Woodward Reconstruction General Information" group at Residents are also encouraged to sign up for an e-notify system for the project at   to get real time updates by email or text.

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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