City of Saginaw MI -
City Hall to Hold Open Houses for Street Construction Projects

March 19, 2013 SAGINAW, MI – Residents and property/business owners are invited to attend two Open Houses at City Hall Council Chambers, 1315 S. Washington Avenue regarding planned reconstruction projects. The first Open House will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013, for the Ezra Rust Drive/Fordney Street Project. The second Open House is scheduled for Monday, March 25, 2013, for the N. Michigan Avenue Project. Both Open Houses will take place from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Representatives from the City will be present at each Open House to discuss the projects in greater detail, including benefits of the finished work and how residents/businesses may be affected.

The Ezra Rust Drive/Fordney Street Reconstruction Project is scheduled to begin April 15, 2013, with an expected completion date of September 27, 2013. This project involves two stages: Stage 1 will include the southern portion of Fordney Street and Stage 2 will include the northern portion of Fordney Street—both will be closed to through traffic. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on Ezra Rust Drive and the Court Street Bridge will remain open for the duration of the project. All road work in this area will be completed by August 9, 2013. Reconstruction of this area includes road construction including new curbs and gutters, water main replacement, the installation of decorative street lighting and stamped sidewalks, traffic signal improvements at M-46, new catch basins, new pavement markings and signing, and roadway milling and resurfacing.

The N. Michigan Avenue reconstruction project is scheduled to begin on April 15, 2013, with expected completion dates of September 27, 2013 for construction and October 26, 2013 for turf establishment. The first two stages of this 4-stage project have already been completed. Stage 3 of the project will affect Remington Street through Houghton Avenue. Stage 4 will affect Houghton Avenue to State Street (M-58) and W. Genesee from Schaefer Street to N. Michigan Ave. Reconstruction of this area includes street construction, milling and repaving; traffic signal improvement; construction of sidewalk, ADA ramps, curb, and gutter; replacement of water main; drainage structures; and covers throughout the project limits.

One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on N. Michigan Avenue throughout the duration of the project; however please note, W. Genesee Avenue will be closed at N. Michigan Avenue during Stage 4. As trash pick-up will also be affected for those within the outlined area, the contractor will be responsible for collection and transport of rubbish, yard waste, and recyclables from the resident’s normal curb-side pick-up point. This will be discussed further at the Open House.

Beth London, City Engineer, stated, “These Open Houses are an opportunity for the public to view and become familiar with the upcoming reconstruction plans, and to interact with those involved in making these long-planned projects a reality.” London further commented, “Those residents and business owners affected by the construction are encouraged to attend and learn more about the project details and how it will affect them personally.”

For more information contact Beth London, City Engineer at 759-1413.

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