W. Nine Mile Redesign with Oak Park (2019)

Projects Overview

Project Summary:

W. Nine Mile, between Pinecrest and Republic, will be redesigned for users of all ages and abilities during spring/summer of 2019 as part of a joint grant-funded project with City of Oak Park.

Beginning on Monday May 20, weather permitting, the City of Oak Park will begin a construction project along Nine Mile Road between McClain and Pinecrest streets. The project is expected to be substantially complete by the end of August with final completion scheduled for mid-November. Warren Contractors has been selected as the prime contractor and OHM Advisors as the engineering consultant for the project. The project consists of installation of a new shared use pathway, sidewalk ramps, signing, and pavement markings on Nine Mile Road.

During stage 1 of the project, traffic on Nine Mile Road will be shifted to the inside (left) lanes, making sure that there is at least one lane in each direction open at all times. When the project goes into stage 2, traffic will be shifted to the outside (right) lanes, again making sure that there is always at least one lane open for traffic in each direction. Please bear in mind that this will be an active construction zone with reduced speed limits, construction traffic and flagging operations: use care while traversing the area.

The project should have no impact on mail delivery, waste/recycling collection, school bus routes, or emergency services.  

Please contact one of the staff below if you have any questions or concerns.

Andrew Meux - OHM Advisors - 586-744-9895

Michael McNutt - OHM Advisors - 313-516-4735

Barry Gates - OHM Advisors - 734-466-4433

Nick Cerullo - Warren Contractors - 586-549-0293

The Ferndale portion of the project will convert the four lane road to two driving lanes with a center turn lane and a mixture of buffered and conventional bike lanes.

Engineering plans for the Ferndale portion of the project and entirety of the project are available for review below:


  1. What is the project timeline? The project will tentatively start on May 20, 2019 and the majority of the work will be complete by September 2019. Landscaping and project cleanup will be complete by mid-November.
  2. Will the project be a road reconstruction project or restriping? The project will consist of restriping and creation of concrete pedestrian islands. A complete resurfacing/reconstruction including curbs, asphalt, etc. is not planned in the near future.
  3. What are the expected work hours and days of the week? 7a to 7p, Monday thru Saturday.
  4. Will people be able to drive on Pinecrest during construction? Yes, two lanes of traffic will be maintained for this project.

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