Busy Church Road in Ferndale is now a construction zone


Ferndale's Church Road

Construction continues on Ferndale's Church Road Monday, June 2, 2014. The $4 million project, from Main Street to Heather Drive, includes widening the road, new sidewalks, water, sewer and stormwater lines. The project should be finished in October.


FERNDALE - Work is well underway to widen and improve Church Road.

The road from Main Street to Thornton Street is closed until October so it can be brought up to city standards.

Crews will add curbs, sidewalks and street lights along the road.

Access will be limited to local residents. People who need to get in and out of residential streets along Church Road can expect long delays at times.

Drivers that would use Church to get from Main to Thornton should use Vista Drive or Olson Road.

The $4 million construction cost is covered mostly by state and federal grants.

Church Road has been Ferndale's top priority for improvements. In addition to being narrow and lacking sidewalks, the road is in bad condition in places.

The project has been in the works for a long time. In 2012 the city acquired strips of land along Church Road from 24 property owners so the road could be widened.

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