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Department of Public Works

Posted on: August 24, 2023

Saginaw Street Construction Project Public Meeting

BAY CITY, MICH. – The City will be resurfacing Saginaw Street from 2nd Street to 6th Street, including the installation of bump-outs at the intersection at Center Avenue. The City will be holding a Public Informational Meeting at the State Theatre on August 28, 2023, at 4:00 p.m.

The project is scheduled to begin the week of September 18th and be completed the beginning of December.

There will be 2 stages of construction. The first stage will be between 5th Street and 6th Street. Saginaw Street will be closed during this stage due to the construction of the bump-outs. The detour will be on Washington Avenue. The second stage will be between 2nd Street and 5th Street, and traffic will be maintained with flag control. Access to all businesses and parking lots will be maintained throughout the project.

This project is being funded through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Shaw Contracting submitted the low bid at $786,570.83 and will be the contractor.

In addition to cold-milling and resurfacing the roadway, full-depth base repair and concrete curb and gutter replacement will be completed in select areas. Sidewalk ramps will also be reconstructed to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The flashing traffic signal at the Saginaw/Center intersection will be removed, and STOP signs will be installed, eliminating maintenance and electrical costs involved with the traffic signal.

The bump-outs being constructed with this project will improve pedestrian safety by decreasing the distance required to cross the street, increase pedestrian visibility, and allowing accessibility for pedestrian traffic in the Downtown District.  Driver safety will be improved by increasing the sight distance and traffic calming. The bump out design also provides unique areas to create welcoming and creative interactions between businesses and the public, as well as the opportunity for the Business District to add movable decorative items and change themes from time to time for aesthetic purposes.


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