Main Street is Now Open!

Main Street in Downtown Rochester reopened to traffic today at 12:30 pm. One travel lane northbound and one travel lane southbound are open, along with left turn lanes at Second and University Drive. University Drive is also open to traffic. Third and Fourth street at Main will remain closed for the next few weeks.

“Thank you to everyone who worked hard to complete Phase One of the project and for the cooperation of our businesses and residents to make this phase a huge success”, stated Jaymes Vettraino, Rochester City Manager. “Now that this milestone has been crossed, the City looks forward to working with MDOT and Iafrate on the next phase of the project, which will include detailed and intricate work that will truly enhance Main Street.”

The City hosts a Main Street Makeover Community Project Update Meeting on the last Tuesday of every month, 7:00 pm at the Rochester Fire Department, 277 E. Second. The next meeting in this series is scheduled for Tuesday, July 31.

The Main Street Makeover is a joint effort of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the City of Rochester and the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA). The purpose of the project is to reconstruct Main Street from the Clinton River Bridge to the Paint Creek Bridge, improve water service to the area and to add streetscape improvements to enhance the overall downtown experience.

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