Main Street Makeover moves into Phase 2

Rochester’s Main Street Makeover is well underway and moving into the next phase. Beginning Tuesday, May 15, Main Street will be closed north of Second and south of University. Second and University will remain open, while Third & Fourth will be closed to traffic. Pedestrian crossing will only be available at Second and University. Sidewalks will continue to be open and access from the alleys will be maintained. This phase of construction will be completed by late July. Downtown and all downtown businesses continue remain open throughout the construction period.
“The City, MDOT, and the contractor have worked in great cooperation to make sure the project continues to progress at a pace beyond what was originally expected. With much of the water main work already completed, the project is ready to enter the full closure phase” stated Jaymes Vettraino, Rochester City Manager. “We thank the businesses and residents for the continued support of the project and cooperation throughout the makeover.”

The City is hosting a Main Street Makeover Community Project Update Meeting on the last Tuesday of every month, 7:00 p.m. at the Rochester Fire Department, 277 E. Second. The next meeting in this series is scheduled for Tuesday, May 29. Additionally, project representatives are available to give presentations for businesses and organizations. To schedule a presentation, contact Kristi Trevarrow at 248/656-0060.

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.

For more information on the project, please visit or call the Rochester DDA at 248/656-0060.

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