Oakland County Michigan Planning & Economic Development ServicesDowntown Pontiac Transportation Assessment

Building Connections between Downtown and Neighborhoods

Recommended Changes and Improvements

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The Recommended Alternative is a balanced improvement that serves the needs of all; including Pontiac, the State, surrounding communities, DBA, and neighborhoods. The Recommended Alternative consists of:

  • A two-way conversion of the entire Woodward Loop
    • A four to five lane cross section on the west side serving as a through route
    • A two to three lane cross section with parking (where appropriate) on the east side serving as a local street. This type of facility fits the downtown and neighborhood context and functions as a local street with an on-road cycle track and some on-street parking
  • Enhanced bicycle and pedestrian amenities
    • Completion of the sidewalk network
    • Two-way on-road cycle track on east side
    • Two-way shared use path on the west side
    • Addition of a narrow landscaped median
    • Rerouting the Clinton River Trail through downtown Pontiac using Pike Street
  • Connection of Wesson Street across Woodward Avenue
  • Creation of a "Gateway" at the southern end of the Woodward Loop

Above: The intersection of Parke Street (The Loop road east) and Pike Street before and after the implementing the changes recommended in this report.

Above: The intersection of Parke Street (The Loop road east) and Perry Street before and after the implementing the changes recommended in this report.

Above: The intersection of Woodward Avenue and Huron Street before and after the implementing the changes recommended in this report.

Above: The intersection of Woodward Avenue and Pike Street before and after the implementing the changes recommended in this report.

Above: The renderings illustrate the current and proposed conditions for the Southern Gateway.