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May Street Update

Street construction is expected to begin in June. Due to the scale of the project, work will be split into two years. The first year is expected to include:
 
Chelmsord from Winston to Daval
Winston from Chesterfield to Chelmsford
Oakview from Chelmsford to Daval
Oxford Court
 
Year two will include:
 
Chelmsford from Daval to Seymour
Oakview from Daval to Seymour
 
Improvements will include new water main; removal and replacement of the street, sidewalks, curbs; forestery; limited drainage work; lighting improvements; decorative signs.
 
Waste services and postal service will continue, but interuptions/delays are expected.
 
The rational behind the selection of projects is to construct from east to west. This will limit the amount of 2021 construction traffic that will require access over new streets.
 
 
 
 

April Street Update

COVID 19 is really messing with things. 2020 projects have not been cancelled, but we are all familiar with the pattern of excalation and extension of COVID 19 protocols. As such, it is entirely possible that we will lose the entire construction season. We will be looking to get guidance from the State of Michgian on public projects soon. Stay tuned. See the updates below for details on 2020 projects and past work efffots.

March 2020 Street Update

We are entering into another season of street renovations! Big projects are on the way, but this year is a bit different because the projects were bid with a USDA water main project. This means that more work than normal is on the agenda, but the project is to be spread over TWO SUMMERS. We will have a firm understanding of which project components will be scheduled for 2020 after the city's engineer and contractor are able to meet and affirm details. Here is a summary of the street projects that were bid:
 
Chelmsford
Winston (Chesterfield to Oakview)
Oakview (Winston to Seymour:
Oxford Court
 
All sections will include full street demolitions and replacement, with curbs, sidewalk, water main, street forestry, and some lighting components.
 
Note that this project is being split into sections to accommodate the scope of water main work also being conducted in other areas (Morrish Road, Bristol Road, and Miller Road). We must also navigate the school improvements at Syring. With that said, we suspect Winston, the east block of Chelmsford (with Oxford), and the east block of Oakview will be complete in 2020. This can and probably will change!
 
Glaeser Dawes was the sealed low-bid award winner. This is the company that has completed the last few projects in Winchester Village, excluding 2019 Fairchild Street work. They will NOT be staging in Abrams Park this year.
 
 
 
 

June 2019 Street Update

The schedule for our 2019 street projects has been updated. For a description of the full scope of work, see the March update below.

Fairchild Street rehabilitation is underway. This project will included replacing about 2" of asphalt. Some road base and curb repairs are also proposed. Additional pedestrian lighting is to be provided at the Cappy Lane intersection and at Ingalls. This project will be substantially complete prior to the first day of school.  Note that an intersection study for Cappy Lane and Fairchild is underway to ascertain what changes might be warranted to maintain safe vehicle and pedestrian use. This corridor will also be a primary focus for the Safe Routes to School Initiative that is due to occur this summer.

Helmsley Drive is also due to commence in mid-summer, with the understanding that the project will be substantially complete prior to the commencement of fall class at Syring.

The downtown streetscape is underway. Two-way traffic will be open during the project, but expect limited left turns and delays.

Surface maintenance on streets in the form of crack sealing may also be performed in the fall. A scope of work has not yet been developed.

Hill Road rehabilitation was submitted to the state for 'Category B' funding, but it was NOT approved.

May 2019 Street Update

The schedule for our 2019 street projects has been updated. For a description of the full scope of work, see the March update below.

Fairchild Street is due to commence on or around June 10th, with the udnerstanding that the State of Michigan is expected to 'forgive' the additional snow day requirement that would otherwise require school to remain in session that week. Note that the city council is expected to approve an intersection study for Cappy Lane and Fairchild to ascertain what changes might be warrented to maintain safe vehicle and pedestrian use. This corridor will also be a primary focus for the Safe Routes to School Initiative that is due to occur this summer.

Helmsley Drive is also due to commence on or around mid-June, with the understanding that the project will be substantially complete prior to the commencement of fall class at Syring.

The downtown streetscape will commence after the Hometown Days festival.

Surface maintenance on streets in the form of crack sealing may also be performed in the fall. A scope of work has not yet been developed.

Hill Road rehabilitation was submitted to the state for 'Catagory B' funding. The status of this applicatoin is not known. Work will not commence without a grant award.