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W. Maple Rd. to be CLOSED Aug. 3 between Cranbrook and Southfield: Please Use Detour
Maple Rd. will be closed in both directions for resurfacing between Cranbrook and Southfield Rd. for 4 weeks during the month of August, starting Wednesday, August 3.
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 Through traffic will be asked to follow the posted detour route, which is directing traffic to Quarton Rd. via Lahser Rd. on the west, and Woodward Ave. on the east. Motorists are asked to respect the road closure for the sake of everyone's safety, as well as to facilitate a fast, efficient project. The project is expected to be completed by Sept. 2, before the Labor Day weekend.
Owl Free Little Library Opens at Barnum Park owl in perch barnum park - Copy

Kids of all ages will have to go no farther than Barnum Park to enjoy Birmingham’s first “Little Free Library” housed inside a brightly painted owl figure perched in a tree on the southeast corner of Barnum Park. So what exactly is a Little Free Library? It’s a “take a book, leave a book” free book exchange. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share.

New Parking Standards to be Implemented on Hamilton Ave.

The road, sewer and water line upgrades on Hamilton Avenue have been completed and the road is now handicap symbol - Copy (3)reopened. The final elements, which include parking meter installation, will be conducted the week of July 11th.

The reconstruction of this road requires compliance with new regulations under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reserved accessible parking spaces on the street at a ratio of one marked accessible space for every 25 spaces on the block. As a result, Hamilton Avenue will be the first street to receive reserved accessible parking spaces. For more details and how it may affect parking, go to:

City Taking Applications for Fall 2016 Citizens Academy

Applications to reserve a spot in the 2016 Fall Birmingham Citizens Academy are now being accepted in the City Manager's Office. This free, interactive 7-week program is open only to Birmingham residents 18 years or older police - Copyand is designed to provide a fun, informative learning experience for citizens who want to know how the City of Birmingham operates. Classes will be offered on Tuesday nights starting Oct. 4 from 6-8:30 p.mDownload a Citizens Academy Application or go to  For more information, contact Joellen Haines, Assistant to the City Manager, at or 248-530-1807.