Engineers working to improve pedestrian plan
Posted on 12/08/2022
N. Center Street, north of Dunlap is one of the areas that has heavier traffic due to the closure of two downtown streets.The Department of Public Works and Fleis & Vandenbrink (F&V) are holding a public meeting on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at City Hall to gather input from the community on the pedestrian plan for the Downtown Northville street closures and surrounding streets, as it impacts walkability, new vehicle traffic patterns, safe crosswalks and more.

To aid in gathering input for the meeting, that presents a map of the area being reviewed. This application gives people the ability to mark areas of concern and leave comments (view it here). All data received will help provide a better understanding of public concerns.

City Council approved a $59,800 contract with F&V with support from MKSK to study traffic patterns and pedestrian safety in and around the closed streets of Downtown Northville and recommend strategies to improve traffic flow. The scope of work will evaluate pedestrian safety improvements to be made within a 1,200 foot radius of Center and Main; and conduct a neighborhood traffic management plan for the non-arterial roads between 7 Mile and 8 Mile and between Rogers and S. Main/Northville Road.

DPW and F&V are collaborating with the Mobility Network, which is a sub team of the Sustainability Team and River Restoration Task Force.

F&V’s report will be integrated with Grissim Metz Andriese’s street design and activation recommendations for the pedestrian/business environment on the closed sections of Main Street and N. Center.