Fenton Downtown Streetscape & Road Rehabilitation
City of Fenton
Award-Winning Design Reinvigorates a Downtown for Generations to Come
OHM Advisors partnered with the City of Fenton, Michigan as it undertook a historic downtown project to upgrade below-ground infrastructure and enhance ease and quality of life above-ground. Through masterful coordination of complex project schedules warranted by various funding sources, the team delivered utility renovations, complete reconstruction of existing roadways and beautified streetscapes. Concerns about pedestrian safety, walkability, aging infrastructure, road conditions and traffic control—identified through an extensive public engagement initiative—were addressed by this project that replaced municipal water mains, rehabilitated existing sewer systems, incorporated green infrastructure, enabled safety and traffic network enhancements, and improved parking and overall accessibility.
Working closely with city representatives, stakeholders, and both the residential and business community, we developed an award-winning vision and plan that transformed the downtown into a thriving, American with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant, state-of-the-art destination. A modernized pedestrian-friendly corridor—complete with wider sidewalks, new gutters and extended curbs—improves access and creates connectivity. Utility enhancements allowed businesses opportunity to expand, serving as a catalyst for economic development, while permeable brick pavers addressed surface runoff and minimized its effects on the environment. The personalized result for the City of Fenton is a pedestrian and environmentally-friendly location to live, work and play.
Project Highlights: streetscape enhancements, road, downtown revitalization, engineering, construction engineering, roadway reconstruction, utility improvements, public engagement, pedestrian improvements, green infrastructure, funding coordination