Road Construction Projects
BIRMINGHAM’S 2016 CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM
The Engineering Dept. is planning several projects aimed at maintaining and improving Birmingham’s water, sewer, and street network. Here’s is what is planned:
West Maple Road Project
2016 Concrete Sidewalk Repair Program
The City will focus on repairing damaged sidewalks in the northwest area of the City, particularly north of Maple Rd. and west of the Rouge River. Miscellaneous concrete road repairs will also occur in various locations throughout the City. The work is planned for April through June.
UPDATE as of March 30, 2016: The work will begin on road and sidewalk repairs in the south central part of the City (east of Southfield Rd.) and will continue east. This repair work will start April 4, 2016 and continue until early May. Most repairs will be conducted in places where the road has been damaged within the past year, such as where sewer or water tap work has been done. More intense sidewalk repairs are planned later in May on the west side of the City. Drivers and pedestrians are asked to respect barricades blocking off hazards and/or fresh concrete for safety and to help avoid damage to repair the areas that need repair. Questions or concerns about this work should be directed to the Engineering Department at 248-530-1850.
2016 Asphalt Paving Program
Several local streets will have their asphalt surfaces removed and replaced, mostly in the southerast corner of the City. Handicap ramp upgrades will be a part of this work as well:
Brown St. – Southfield Rd. to Chester St.
Melton Rd. – Eton Rd. to 14 Mile Rd.
Sheffield Rd. – Eton Rd. to Cheltenham Rd.
Cheltenham Rd. – Sheffield Rd. to Dunstable Rd.
Dunstable Rd. – Melton Rd. to Cheltenham Rd.
Mansfield Rd. – Sheffield Rd. to 14 Mile Rd.
Bradford Rd. – Eton Rd. to Melton Rd.
The work is planned for some time between August and November of this year. Extensive sewer improvements are also planned on Brown St. as a part of the work.
Park St. Parking Structure Painting Project
In the late summer or early fall, one half of each floor of the parking structure serving the northeast section of downtown will be closed so that the structural steel can be sandblasted and painted. This work has not been done for 16 years, and it needs to be completed again to maintain the integrity of the building.
Questions pertaining to construction projects can be directed to the Engineering Department at 248.530.1850.