Having completed site grading and paving and the completion of the STAR market facade, the new Telford Street extension from Western Avenue to Holton Street is open to the public. This marks an important milestone for the development and the neighborhood.
What is done: earth grading, paving of the first two pavement layers, road striping, east (Brighton Mills) side curbing, temporary asphalt sidewalk, temporary site lighting
What remains to be done in the spring: finish paving, road & bike lane striping, permanent lighting, street trees and landscaping
In 2013, the west (Charlesview) side improvements will be installed as the development nears completion. In the meantime, the newly opened road segment will allow for safe vehicle and pedestrian access to the neighborhood.
As detailed in this space previously, the construction of a new street through the center of Brighton Mills is an important milestone in the construction, both to improve access through the site and to the Brighton Mills retailers, as well as to contain the Charlesview construction within a single fence. The new street will be an extension of Telford Street from Western Ave to Holton Street.
To keep access to Brighton Mills open at all times, the transition to the new street will happen in stages over the next six weeks. During this time, drivers and pedestrians should be prepared for the entry area to Brighton Mills to have shifted, though drive lanes and pedestrian walkways should be available at all times. The new (permanent) street configuration, complete with a sidewalk along Brighton Mills, should be complete by the end of November.
The path of the new Telford Street Extension takes shape to the left of the existing Brighton Mills exit on Western Ave. Vehicle access will shift over the next six weeks.