This project refers to a bayfront beautification project that consists of removing the overhead electric facilities on Bay Street along West Grand Traverse Bay, and placing them underground.
The exact location for the work on Bay Street is the section east of Division Street to the Lighthouse Pole. There will also be additional work on Bay Street, west of Division Street, up to the Wayne Street intersection.
This bayfront aesthetic improvement project has been planned for several years and was originated in conjunction with the Your Bay – Your Say study which has now transformed into the Bayfront Improvement Project.
The project consists of two phases. The first phase began in the spring of 2011 with the installation of underground conduits, manholes and related facilities. The second phase is expected to begin in the spring of 2012 with the installation of electric cables in the conduits followed by the removal of poles and overhead wires.
This project is expected to be complete by July 1, 2012 prior to the busy summer tourist season.