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Aaron L. Dylewski
by on April 19, 2019

BERKLEY — A 1-mile stretch of Coolidge Highway is expected to be restriped soon.

The Coolidge Highway restriping and lane reduction project, between 11 Mile and 12 Mile roads, originally was expected to begin Wednesday, April 17, but a weather delay forced officials to move the start date to either April 23 or 24.

The work will include restriping that will reduce the lanes from four to two with a new middle left-turn lane. #BikeLanes and additional parking in the street also will be added during the three-to-four-day project.

According to Berkley Downtown Development Director Vivian Carmody, the first day of the project will consist of removing the current striping on Coolidge, and by the end of the day, the new striping for the traffic and parking lanes will be in place. The work will be done by PK Contracting.

Berkley made restriping changes to improve the traffic flow, decrease accidents and increase traffic to businesses on Coolidge Highway. The city and the DDA will be monitoring the roadway for two years to review and evaluate if the project accomplished their goals. Carmody said a task force made up of experts and city officials will conduct the evaluation.

The four areas the task force will grade Coolidge on are roadway functions, operations and environment; road safety; community benefits; and multimodal accommodation. Each element has a list of criteria that a task force member will grade on a scale of 1-5.

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