September 25, 2023

11 months of closures, construction in downtown Brighton begins Monday

Detours and closures are coming before long to downtown as 11 months of building starts…

Detours and closures are coming before long to downtown as 11 months of building starts up coming 7 days, Town of Brighton officials declared Thursday.

The 1st action: The metropolis is changing an aged water primary on the south aspect of Most important Avenue, among Grand River Avenue and South 2nd Street. The drinking water principal alternative will start off Monday and is envisioned to consider much more than two months.

“The h2o main operate is anticipated to final via the finish of March, and the do the job will have to have intermittent lane closures and detours,” city officers claimed in a release. “All enterprises downtown will stay open up in the course of the building.”

Drinking water major replacement will near eastbound Most important Road to site visitors from Grand River Avenue to South 2nd Street. Eastbound visitors will be detoured to South 3rd Street and Brighton Lake Road. Westbound Main Avenue will continue to be open up to website traffic.

The perform also will near two intersections: Hyne Road and Main Street and West and Key streets.

One lane closures will be wanted on Grand River Avenue when crews are connecting the new and current drinking water main.

“A least of one lane will be open equally north and southbound (Grand River Avenue) during the project,” metropolis officials explained in the release.

A rendering shows some of the streetscape design elements in store for Brighton's Main Street.

Gearing up for new ‘streetscape’

The metropolis is replacing the drinking water main right before embarking on an overhaul of downtown Brighton’s streetscape, like a narrower Primary Street and wider sidewalks, Mill Pond Park enhancements, new lights, benches and planters, between other changes and additions to the downtown streetscape.

The metropolis, in partnership with the Brighton Downtown Enhancement Authority, is gearing up for the extra than $8.5 million in improvements.