Get ready, Rochester, for a Main Street makeover.
Starting in April, Main Street will be taken apart and put back together in a major renovation project from the Clinton River Bridge to the Paint Creek Bridge. The $4 million project will result in a fresh Main Street, complete with planters made from reclaimed brick, street seating and LED light poles.
Downtown businesses will remain open throughout the construction period; sidewalks will remain open, too. Details, including the exact construction dates, will be released in the coming weeks.
The city of Rochester is offering several opportunities for the public to learn about the project:
- A meeting for property owners will be held at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 21. at the Rochester Mills Beer Co.
- A merchant forum for Rochester businesses will be 6 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Royal Park Hotel.
- An open house for the community will be from 6-8 p.m. March 8 at the Rochester Community House.
Project representatives are available to give presentations for businesses and organizations. To schedule a presentation, contact Kristi Trevarrow at 248-656-0060.