Cork Street Will Lose Driving Lanes/Gain Bicycle Lanes
Work is currently being planned on a renovation which will take place on Cork Street from Sprinkle Avenue to west of Lovers Lane. The $6.5 million project includes a water main replacement, a full road redesign and rebuild. It also includes one bike lane in either direction, one vehicle lane in either direction, and a center turn lane. The goal of the street redesign is to improve safety for not only pedestrians, but drivers as well, while offering a balance of travel options.
MLive reports that the City staff is meeting with the contractor, and some of the work may begin this fall, according to Public Services Director James Baker. Much of the major work, including the water main and culvert replacements, will most likely begin in 2020. While the project is being worked on, traffic will still be able to travel along Cork Street. The new design with a single lane of travel in either direction makes it so vehicles can't pass one another, cutting down the risk of accidents.