City of Birmingham, MI
Old Woodward Reconstruction Project Update 7/20/18

Contractors continue with the installation of the new sidewalks on both sides of S. Old Woodward as the Old Woodward Reconstruction Project heads toward the finish line.
In addition to the sidewalk work, extensive landscaping work is underway with the installation of the initial batch of the new trees along Maple Rd. More tree installation is anticipated for next week. Meanwhile, crews continue to fill the new planter boxes with organic topsoil, intended to help vegetation grow faster. Further, traffic signal work is now complete while other electrical system work continues.
Weather permitting, it is anticipated that the new sidewalk installation on S. Old Woodward could be completed by late next week.
With the activity level among the various crews at a heightened pitch, the public is reminded to walk within the designated safety walkways and to not move barriers as a way to enhance your mobility. The City urges the public to use common sense when walking to your favorite downtown location or merchant. The City thanks you for your patience as contractors work to bring the project to a close, anticipated to be in early August.    

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 You 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 parking for two hours at locations near the construction zone. In closing, a reminder from the Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) regarding the Birmingham Bonus Bucks (BBB) program:
Birmingham Shopping District Merchants:
Thanks again for helping to promote the Birmingham Bonus Bucks (BBB) program. It was very well received. We wanted to make sure that you know that Sunday, July 15th was the last day for shoppers to submit receipts to earn BBB's. We are no longer issuing any BBB's.
Shoppers/diners still have until July 25th to redeem their BBB's in your establishment.
Birmingham Bonus Bucks must be turned in to the BSD office at City Hall, 151 Martin Street in downtown Birmingham, by August 15, 2018 for reimbursement.

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