Historically, what had been the core of a vital downtown, Main Street had become an unattractive 5-lane truck route from I-94 to the City of St. Joseph. As Benton Harbor revitalized the district and welcomed new businesses, Main Street became an opportunity to create a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly entryway into the City. Abonmarche teamed with FTC&H on the design of the reconstruction of 1.75 miles of Main Street from the St. Joseph River to Fair Avenue. Abonmarche’s involvement included the streetscape conceptual and final design, municipal and utility design per MDOT standards, and the public involvement process.
The addition of two roundabouts, bike lanes, bump-outs, widened sidewalks, and scaling back 5 lanes to 3 have calmed traffic and created a pedestrian-friendly downtown that can still accommodate Business Loop truck traffic.
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