Kercheval Streetscape Project

Construction Update!  


Good afternoon,


Below is an update on the project’s construction activities for this week.  Please keep in mind that these activities are weather permitting. We will also maintain updates on our project website (link below). In addition, the project website also has a link of where you can sign up to receive these emailed updates; feel free to share with neighbors and friends.  


Also, we would like to share this flyer with everyone for the Kercheval Streetscape Virtual Community Hour that will be held every two weeks on the same day and time. Please join the project team every other Wednesday from 2-3pm for project updates and conversation. Our next Virtual Community Hour is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9 from 2-3pm.


Construction Update August 31 – September 4

  • Continue Traffic Signals work at Van Dyke and Kercheval
  • Road structure adjustments from Parker to St. Jean
  • ADA Ramp completion at Van Dyke and Kercheval
  • Restoration of water main trench on Kercheval at Sheridan


Please note a change in schedule: Traffic shift to having vehicles drive on the South Side of Kercheval will take place Tuesday, September 8th.


Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or feedback,



Gustavo Serratos
Project Manager ‐ Complete Streets
Department of Public Works, City of Detroit
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 611
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Cell: 313‐236‐9522

[email protected]




What is going on? 

The Kercheval Streetscape Project will be between E Grand Blvd to Parker. A road resurfacing with new pavement markings will also be done in conjuction of the project between Mt. Elliot and E Grand Blvd and Parker east to St. Jean. The streetscape project will include improved sidewalk, lighting, landscaping, traffic calming measures, street resurfacing and pavement markings and signage. 


Kercheval Streetscape Proposed Layout

When will the Kercheval Streetscape Project happen?

The project is anticipated to begin construction in the spring of 2020. Please sign up at the link below to get updates on construction! 

Sign up here for updates!

Why Kercheval?

The project stems from the Islandview Greater Villages Neighborhood Strategy and Implementation Plan which the community identified Kercheval between E Grand Blvd and Parker as a neighborhood main retail corridor where the community would like to see an increase pedestrian safety, beautifying the street,  slowing down the traffic and speeding cars along with improving ways people can get through other modes of transportation.  

Who can I contact about further information on the Project?

For any construction related questions contact Gustavo Serratos, Project Manager of Complete Streets, DPW at [email protected]; 313-236-9522

Other Resources:

Islandview Greater Villages Neighborhood strategy and implementation plan



Kercheval Streetscape Virtual Community Meeting June 18th










Project Postcard

Kercheval Streetscape Postcard 1 of 2



Kercheval Streetscape Postcard 2 of 2


Past Community Meetings!


Kercheval Streetscape Project Community Meeting Flyer March 19 2020


Kercheval Streetscape Project Community Meeting March 19 Boards 1
Kercheval Streetscape Project Community Meeting March 19 Boards 2


Kercheval Streetscape Project Community Meeting June 28th Flyer

Current photos of Kercheval


Kercheval Streetscape Project Existing Conditions photo


Kercheval Streetscape Project Existing Conditions photo 2


Kercheval Streetscape Project Existing Conditions photo 3