The City is excited to announce the reopening of Farmington Road between Orchard St and Grand River Ave. With this said, please reference the following FAQs relating directly to the project for more information moving forward into the winter and spring.
The Farmington Road Streetscape Project is a multi-million dollar infrastructure improvement made possible with a million dollar federal TAP grant through MDOT. We will keep you updated as this project unfolds; it has been a top priority among residents for more than a decade.
Frequently asked questions
First and foremost, no, the project is not entirely completed but the bulk of it has been constructed successfully. The remaining work is planned to be completed in the springtime.
- Is the project completed?
All western sidewalk work, site improvements at the Chase Bank property adjacent to the sidewalk there, site furnishing installation, and final pavement marking placement.
- What work will remain?
Yes, we do anticipate one final closure of Farmington Road in the springtime to safely and efficiently complete the project. This final closure is planned to begin in mid-March and last until the end of May/beginning of June. The effects on vehicular traffic then will be the same as they currently are. Please note, this is all weather permitting and exact dates will be made available to the public once they are determined in the late winter/early spring. There are no more closures anticipated for Alta Loma and Orchard as they should remain open even during the springtime work.
- Will there be more road closures and, if so, for how long?
Farmington Road will now have only one (1) lane in each direction instead of two (2) between Alta Loma and Grand River. The center lane will be a turn lane only. Additionally, traffic heading northbound on Farmington Road between Slocum and Alta Loma will experience a change where the northbound center lane is a thru lane only and the right curb lane will be a right turn only lane towards Orchard St. There will be also be a northbound left turn only lane for Alta Loma. Heading southbound on Farmington Road, south of Alta Loma, there will only be one (1) lane before widening back to the existing two (2) lanes near Slocum Drive. Please reference the plan view for the new vehicular traffic pattern.
- What is different now compared to before?
Yes, all eastern sidewalk and the crossings at Grand River and Orchard Street will be fully open to pedestrians. Additionally, the relocated mid-block crossing (in front of CVS) will be open. Please reference the pedestrian detour diagram for all open and closed sidewalk.
- Are any sidewalks or pedestrian crossings going to be open now?
Sidewalks along Farmington Road close
A portion of the western sidewalk along Farmington Road will remain closed until complete in the spring.
Please see the below pedestrian detour map. The red line indicates closed walkways and the blue line indicates open/alternative walkways.
Farmington Road changes at a glance
Businesses along Farmington Road will remain open during the project!!!
Streetscape Process Photos
August 11, work in action