11 months of closures, construction in downtown Brighton begins Monday


11 months of closures, construction in downtown Brighton begins Monday

Detours and closures are coming quickly to downcity as 11 months of enhancement starts subsequent week, Metropolis of Brighton officers introduced Thursday.

The first step: The city is changing an aged water primary on the south facet of Main Road, between Grand River Avenue and South 2nd Road. The water primary alternative Shall start Monday and Is predicted to take Greater than two months.

“The water primary work is anticipated to final by way of The prime of March, and the work Would require intermittent lane closures and detours,” city officers said in a launch. “All companies downcity will stay open all by way of The enhancement.”

Water primary alternative will shut eastbound Main Road to visitors from Grand River Avenue to South 2nd Road. Eastbound visitors Shall be detoured to South Third Road and Brighton Lake Road. Westbound Main Road will stay open to visitors.

The work additionally will shut two intersections: Hyne Road and Main Road and West and Main streets.

Single lane closures Shall be needed on Grand River Avenue when crews are connecting The mannequin new and current water primary.

“A minimal Of 1 lane Shall be open each north and southbound (Grand River Avenue) all by way of the enterprise,” city officers said Inside The discharge.

Gearing up For mannequin spanking new ‘streetscape’

The city is changing the water primary earlier than embarking on an overhaul of downcity Brighton’s streetscape, collectively with a narrower Main Road and wider facetwalks, Mill Pond Park enhancements, new lights, benches and planters, amongst completely different modifications and additions to the downcity streetscape.

The city, in partnership with the Brighton Downcity Development Authority, is gearing up for the Greater than $8.5 million in enhancements.

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Different sections of downcity will see enhancement at completely different occasions later this yr, on Main Road between Grand River Avenue and 1st Road, and Grand River Avenue, between St. Paul and North streets.

Metropolis officers said the streetscaping enterprise Is about To start in April and final by way of November.

“Together with the alternative of 100-yr-previous water strains and new underground utility strains, downcity Brighton will see many modifications, Similar to enhanced crosswalks, modernized LED lighting, bicycle parking areas, lovely landscaping and wider, ADA-compliant facetwalks,” city officers said Inside The discharge.

Tim Corrigan, chairperson of the Brighton Downcity Development Authority, recognized protectedty as a precedence.

“[O]ne of the DDA’s largest priorities Inside the Roadscape Project was the protectedty of Most of the people, with particular consideration to ADA compliance,” Corrigan said Inside The discharge. “We would like Brighton to be a protected, inviting place to work, store and dine.”

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Officials have additionally earlier thanhand talked about how The mannequin new streetscape’s design will accomplish a quantity of goals: Sluggish visitors, a more pedestrian-nice, accessible downcity and higher lodging for civic occasions.

The biggest Method to time the phases of the enterprise was talked about at size by city officers, native enterprise house owners and refacetnts all by way of final yr. The city held service provider conferences To collect suggestions from companies about how To attenuate the influence of road and facetwalk enhancement on retail, eating places and civic occasions.

“The DDA has had a eager eye on the financial revenue that the streetscape enterprise will produce,” Corrigan said. “It is going to enhance the attractiveness of our downcity and make it a fascinating place for people to congregate, store and discover The numerous decisions We now Want to current. This May even be a catalyst to attracting new companies Which Might need to Arrange store in downcity Brighton.”

Contact Livingston Daily reporter Jennifer Eberbach at [email protected].