Gainsboro Street Resurfacing (2018)

Projects Overview

Project Summary:

The Gainsboro Street resurfacing project (between Woodward Heights and 9 Mile Road) was completed in Fall 2018. New conventional bike lanes were added to improve the existing north/south bike route connection to north Ferndale and 9 Mile. Along with resurfacing of the street, the sections of concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk and ramps and some driveway approaches were replaced to complete ADA modifications to pedestrian crossings.

The new bike lanes (between Woodland and E. Nine Mile), modified the existing bike route from Downtown Ferndale to Woodward Heights. Bike lane
improvements are part of the City’s non-motorized transportation plan, Ferndale Moves, and are in alignment with the City’s Complete Streets ordinance to design streets that safely accommodate all users of the roadway. Bike lanes installations in the City have been beneficial in making bicyclists more visible and providing traffic calming for busy streets.

Plans for the Gainsboro resurfacing project can be viewed at this link and are available at City Hall during Monday-Thursday, 8am-5:30pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long will the project last? Construction will commence in late April and will be completed 6 to 8 weeks later.
  • Where can I park a car on-street once the bike lane is installed? On-street parking will still be allowed on adjacent streets, such as E. Oakridge, E. Woodland, and E. Drayton.

Other projects:

Woodward Moves (2022)
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Learn more about the Michigan Department of Transportation's repaving project and how to participate in short term and long term vision planning for Woodward Avenue in Ferndale.

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MoGo Bike Share (2019-2020)
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The City of Ferndale was awarded a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant award in 2018 to fund a regional bike share program in summer 2019. The bike share program will be in partnership with MoGo Bike Share and include cities of Berkley, Detroit, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, and Royal Oak.

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Woodward Bicycling and Walking Safety Audit (2019)
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The Cities of Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge were awarded a $40,000 SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments) Planning Assistance grant for a bicycling and walking safety audit on Woodward Avenue. This study is now complete. Please follow the Woodward Moves project page for updated project details (

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