Pinecrest Resurfacing (South of W. Nine Mile) (2019)

Projects Overview

Project Summary:

The City of Ferndale has been awarded funding through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Surface Transportation Program for the resurfacing of Pinecrest Drive, between W. Eight Might Road and W. Nine Mile Road, during the 2019 construction season. The project primarily consists of road resurfacing, but also included driveway approach and curb replacement, protected and conventional bike lanes, and modified pedestrian crossings.

Two public meetings were held at the Kulick Community Center on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 11:30am and 6:00pm to provide an overview of the project and discuss the following topics:

  • Nature of the work
  • Construction schedule and timeline
  • Impacts to traffic and driveway access
  • Public Q&A

The presentation and plans shared at the meeting are available for review at these links: 

Project Plans

Review draft engineered drawings of the draft Pinecrest resurfacing plans at this link.

Project Contact List

  • Engineering: Justin Wellman,248-852-3100,jwellman@giffelswebster.com
  • Planning: Justin Lyons,248-336-4370,jlyons@ferndalemi.gov or ced@ferndalemi.gov
  • Department of Public Works: Carlos Kennedy,248-546-2519,ckennedy@ferndalemi.gov

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What is the estimated time frame of construction? Approximately, mid-April to late August for all work except traffic signals. Traffic signals will be completed in the fall.
  • What is the project area? Pinecrest, between 8 Mile Road and W. Nine Mile Road. The Pinecrest and W. Nine Mile intersection (including north of W. Nine Mile) will also be reconfigured with new striping.
  • What changes to traffic signals will take place as part of this project? The W. Marshall traffic signal will be modernized with loop detectors. This work is expected to be completed at the end of the project after Labor Day.
  • Based on the plans, my driveway appears to be on the repair list. Who do I contact with questions? Driveway will be maintained as much as possible and may be constructed in halves. Contact Justin Wellman with driveway construction questions (248-852-3100, jwellman@giffelswebster.com).
  • Why do we want protected bike lanes? Protected bike lanes provide a safer street for everyone and have been shown to increase ridership on streets where protected infrastructure has been installed. Separation from automobiles prevents potential collisions with vehicles (including "dooring"), limits automobiles from driving in the bike lane, shortens crossing distances for pedestrians, and acts as traffic calming to limit vehicle speeds. For more information, click here.
  • How will the protected bike lanes be maintained in the winter? DPW has equipment that will be used to clear snow and ice from protected bike lanes. The bike lanes were planned in partnership with DPW to be sure plows could fit between protected areas and the curb.
  • What are the expected work hours and days of the week? 7a to 7p, Monday thru Saturday.
  • Will people be able to drive on Pinecrest during construction? Yes, two lanes of traffic will be maintained for this project.
  • Will driveway approach be replaced? Yes, the area between the sidewalk and street will be replaced as part of the project.
  • How will the driveway approach replacement process work? Overall, individual driveway approaches will take approximately two weeks to complete. Residents will be notified by the road project contractor the day prior to driveway approach work to begin. A sign will be installed adjacent to driveways in case the contractor is not able to contact a resident. Residents are encouraged to park on side streets where possible, but will be able to park in the work zone between 7pm and 7am. Vehicles must be moved by 7am.
  • How wide will new driveway approaches be after construction? 10 feet is the standard driveway width in the road project. Existing driveway approaches that are less than 10 feet will be brought into standard compliance at 10 feet in width. Existing driveway approaches wider than 10 feet will replaced to match the existing width.

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