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Here's a Sneak Preview of Downtown Streetscape Features in the Works

The fencing will be one of Main Street's most distinguishing features, city leader says.

With Main Street in downtown Rochester now open to traffic, the streetscape enhancements will soon start to take shape.

City officials recently visited Future Fence Group in Warren to take a look at the custom ornamental fencing that was in the works for downtown. 

The fencing will be part of all of the planting beds and seating areas; it will be installed next month.

“The care and professional craftsmanship of the company was remarkable” stated Rochester City Manager Jaymes Vettraino. “The fencing provided by Future Fence will truly be one of the distinguishing features of our new Main Street.”

Other streetscape improvements will include new LED lights, bike racks, new crossings and signs.

The streetscape enhancements are being paid for partly by the Downtown Development Authority and partly through a Michigan Department of Transportation grant.

“Future Group is proud to be involved with the project," said Rick Russell, Vice President of Future Group. 

The Main Street Makeover is what the city is calling the ongoing reconstruction of Rochester Road through downtown. One lane in each direction is closed to traffic while the enhancements continue. 

Patricia August 04, 2012 at 12:43 PM
It's great we continue to support local business plus have the added bonus of a creative design giving our fencing a unique "green" ambience that will further set us apart for our originality and creativity. Our entire City and MDOT have done a great job in getting us through this once in a lifetime "makeover"- time we start anticipating the details that will add to our visual and walking pleasure when the project is completed. Looks great on paper, can't wait to see it up.
Stan Surratt August 04, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Well said, Pat!

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