Downtown planter removal project begins June 22; Periodic parking space and street closures to occur

Beginning June 22, the City of Mt. Pleasant will remove the 42 round cement planters along the streets of downtown. Planters on Main Street will be removed first, followed by those on Broadway Street. Periodic parking space and street closures will occur throughout the project to accommodate the necessary equipment.

After the planters are removed, spaces will be filled with turf, concrete or brick pavers, depending on the location.

The project will conclude July 13.

Chippewa Street reconstruction begins June 4

Reconstruction of Chippewa Street between Mission and Brown streets will begin Monday, June 4, and continue through Friday, July 13. The road will be closed to through traffic, but businesses will remain open and accessible.

Questions about the project may be directed to the City of Mt. Pleasant Division of Public Works at (989) 779-5401.

Pickard Road Bridge project to begin June 5

The City will begin construction work on the Pickard Road Bridge on June 5.  The project will include removing and replacing the bridge deck, sidewalk, concrete approaches and railings. The project is anticipated to be complete by Aug. 11.

During this time, please expect the following travel impacts:

  • Access for local traffic will be maintained.
  • Pickard Road will be closed to through traffic between Bradley and Mission streets.
  • The bridge will be closed to all traffic
  • Traffic will be detoured from Mission Street to High Street to Bradley Street.

Additionally, there may be some temporary lane closures near the bridge in September for final completion work.

For additional information, please visit or call the Division of Public Works at (989) 779-5401.