Rochester’s Main Street Makeover

Starting in April, downtown Rochester is getting a makeover. Well, at least Main Street is. This project includes a complete reconstruction of Main Street from the Clinton River Bridge to the Paint Creek Bridge. The finished project will reveal a fresh Main Street, complete with reclaimed brick planters, street seating, LED light poles, improved water service, and much more!

Downtown and all downtown businesses will remain open throughout the construction period. In addition to all the sidewalks remaining open to provide Main Street access to the businesses, alley improvements have been made to create a pedestrian-friendly environment so customers can access the businesses from their rear entrances as well.

The City of Rochester is offering several opportunities for the public to learn about the project.

Property Owner’s Meeting: Tuesday, February 21, 8:30 a.m., Rochester Mills Brewing Co.

Merchant Forum (City of Rochester Businesses): Wednesday, February 29, 6:00 p.m., Royal Park Hotel

Community Open House: Thursday, March 8, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Rochester Community House

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). For more information on the project, please visit or call the Rochester DDA at 248.656.0060.

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