Ransom Street (Pitcher to Westnedge)

  • Project value$9,375,000 (budgeted through 2023)
  • Project scheduleJuly 24 - November 2023

Wastewater, water, and storm water utilities will be upgraded from Pitcher to Westnedge and Ransom Street will be entirely rebuilt with an emphasis on placemaking and significant improvements for pedestrians and non-motorized users, new lighting, and better parking. 

This project started in 2023 with work completed from Walbridge to Pitcher St. Utility upgrades in this area began in 2017 as part of the River's Edge Roundabout project at the intersection of Harrison, Gull, and Ransom. 

Ransom Street is a historically important street in the Northside neighborhood, and it's a major street in the Northside Cultural Businesses District. This project will make the street much safer and more inviting. Most of the sidewalks in the project area will be replaced, they will be made wider in business areas, and new sidewalks will be added where needed. New lighting will be installed in the area, and curb bump outs will make crossings easier and protect parking areas. Trees in poor condition will be replaced, and when the project complete there will be twice as many trees lining the street. The railroad crossings will also be rebuilt in coordination with Grand Elk Railroad, and all amenities installed will be ADA compliant. The roadway will be narrower in most areas to accommodate these changes.  

Due to the scope of this project, it will require full and partial closures during various parts of the project. The project is jointly funded from the City's Major Streets, Water, and Wastewater funds.