A new streetscape is afoot for
, on M-52 (Main Street) between Summit and North Streets. Bids on the project are in, and the city is in the process of reviewing them.
In the blueprint are stamped concrete crosswalks, bumpouts on Main Street to accommodate more outdoor seating for restaurants. The work could begin later in August or may be delayed until spring, due to other street work in progress.
"What we're concerned about is with the construction going on at the south end of town on M-52, we want to make sure that if we move forward with the streetscape project in late summer or early fall, that we're not completely shutting traffic down on 52 at both ends," Chelsea City Manager John Hanifan says, adding, "The nice feature about the streetscape is it's a fairly modest construction program and it won't take longer than a month. It'll really create more of a pedestrian scale in the DDA district."
Source: John Hanifan, Chelsea city manager
Writer: Tanya Muzumdar