Church Road in Ferndale to open Wednesday after rebuild

Church Road will reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 10, after an eight-month closure.

The city has nearly completed the $5 million reconstruction of Church Road from Main Street to Heather Drive, bringing the onetime country road to city standards. Church Road is now wider, with sidewalks on both sides and LED street lights.

Walking the narrow, hilly road had been a safety risk for residents of the several adjoining neighborhoods.

“(Now) you can walk it without running the risk of life or limb, basically,” project manager Katy Radder said.

Church Road will be closed for a short time in the spring so crews can lay the top layer of asphalt that will finish the job.