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Word On The Street - Project Update 10.14.20

The project continues to move forward in a positive direction.

Paving is projected to start this Friday, starting at the Burdick intersection and progressing south to Drahner. The paving crews will work Friday, Saturday and Monday. The Burdick St. intersection will be reopening as planned next Wednesday, October 21st.

The only unscheduled item at this time is when the sidewalks in Downtown will be removed and replaced. MDOT is projecting that they will still be removed this season. We have requested that MDOT give us some notice so that we can help to keep the businesses in that area as best informed as possible.

You may have noticed some new islands in the Downtown. Thank you Joseph Savalle for posting this picture on Facebook.

These are called Pedestrian Refuges, and their function will serve two purposes. One, they will provide safe midway points for pedestrians to stop at when they cross M-24. Two, they will slow the traffic down, the slightly narrower lanes create a traffic calming effect.

Here are some pictures to help you see what they will look like when the project is complete.

Thanks for tuning in! That is all for this week's Word on the Street!

Any questions you have about the project can be submitted here.

As always, remember to please drive safely, abide traffic rules, keep workers safe, follow posted detour routes and refrain from using neighborhood side streets. Thank you for your continued patience. We are all in this together. #OxfordStrong

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