The City of Ferndale has been awarded funding through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Surface Transportation Program and Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) for the resurfacing of Woodward Heights, between Bermuda and Pilgrim Road, during the 2019 construction season.
Two public meetings were held on December 13, 2018 at the Kulick Community Center to provide an overview of the project, during which the City's team wildiscussed the following topics:
The presentation and plans shared at the meeting are available for review at these links:
April 2019 Update
The Woodward Heights project has been awarded to Florence Cement Company and work will commence on May 6th. . It is anticipated that the section east of Hilton Road will be open-to-traffic by the end of August 2019 and the section west of Hilton Road will be open-to-traffic by mid-November 2019.
The proposed road work includes the construction of new curbs with exposed gutter,driveway approaches, sidewalk ramps and the resurfacing of the existing roadway with a new asphalt surface. During construction vehicular traffic will be reduced to one lane with the lane closures described as follows:
While the curbs and driveways are under construction, residents on Woodward Heights Boulevard will be allowed to park on the street overnight within the designated closure between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. if access to their driveway is prohibited due to the construction. However, parking will not be allowed during the contractor’s available work hours of Monday thru Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Vehicles located on the street during the contractor’s available work hours are subject to ticketing and/or towing at the owner’s expense. Commercial drive approaches will be constructed in multiple stages in order to maintain access.
The contractor is prohibited from working the following holiday periods:
For more information regarding the project or if you have any concerns regarding the construction please contact the City’s engineering consultant, Justin Wellman at Giffels-Webster, at (248)852-3100.
Review draft engineered drawings of the draft Woodward Heights resurfacing plans at this link.
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.
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.
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.