Rochester's Main Street Set to Reopen This Week

Friday is the day: the road is scheduled to be open one lane in each direction.

Here's a good news way to start your Monday morning: Main Street is likely to reopen to traffic this week.

After a nine-week shutdown from University Drive to Second Street, the road is scheduled for a partial reopening on Friday. Traffic will be allowed on one lane in each direction.

Then the Main Street Makeover will continue: the total project is expected to last until November. When it is finished, the downtown road will have new crosswalks and streetscape features, among other amenities. 

It's all part of the long-planned reconstruction of Rochester Road that is being done by the Michigan Department of Transportation in conjunction with the city of Rochester and the Downtown Development Authority.

During the construction, back alleys to shops and restaurants are open and the downtown parking is free. 

Read more about the Main Street Makeover here. For the latest updates on the construction, follow Rochester Patch on Facebook

ronald tate July 24, 2012 at 03:00 PM
I was downtown yesterday. what a terrible mess what a headache. i when to a pizza place at 117 s. main street. it was open but it wanted to be close. no customers.i order the chicken stir fry to go it was under cook veggies hard as rocks. this pizza place was recommended maybe for the pizza pie. what a ghost town all these business places no customers what a dissaponitment walking at your own risk downtown. what a horrible expierence I had in your town yesterday. ronald tate hockeymanoxford@yahoo.com
ronald tate July 24, 2012 at 03:03 PM
will not be visiting rochester mi any time soon. no thank you ronnie


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