Downtown Brighton is half-way through its Streetscape construction project. The project is set to conclude in Fall 2023, with its first phase re-opening around the end of July. While the construction is underway, parts of Main Street, Grand River, and other through roads will close at different times and phases throughout the fall. Now that the water mains have been replaced, the city has begun to narrow Main Street, widen sidewalks, and update a portion of Mill Pond Park, road crossings, plantings, lighting, and other features.

Once the Downtown Brighton streetscape has been completed, visitors and residents can expect to find increased outdoor dining spaces, improved community event space, brighter and LED efficient LED Lighting, and a more vibrant landscaping.

All Downtown Businesses are OPEN during construction.

How to Navigate Construction:

fall 2023 brighton michigan street scape

As Main Street will be closed for most of the streetscape project, visitors are rerouted to use sidestreets coming into Downtown. Visitors coming from the North side of Downtown can access parking lots and businesses via E and W North Street. Those coming from the side side of Downtown are rerouted via 2nd Street to access businesses off of Hyne. 1st Street is open and accessible through the detours listed above.


barbaque master grilling at the Smokin’ Jazz & BBQ Blues Festival

As Main Street is under construction, the city’s favorite Downtown events will be postponed to 2024. Some events have been moved to Mt. Brighton such as Smokin’ Jazz & BBQ Blues Festival. New events have been added to the roster, also occurring at Mt. Brighton – Yellowstone Country Music Festival.


brighton michigan downtown parking

While the streetscape is underway, street parking on both East and West bound Main Street will be unavailable from Grand River to Second Street. Don’t let the parking situation deter you from visiting Downtown Brighton. All other parking lots are open for visitors. The most common parking lots can be found on the map above.

For a more detailed parking map, visit the City of Brighton webpage.

Downtown Businesses

All downtown Brighton merchants and businesses are OPEN during construction. Most of these businesses have a back door that will be accessible to customers. Parking lots located behind buildings lead to stores’ backdoors. Although there might not be a sign on the back, most businesses ar utilizing backdoors so visitors can skip the construction on Main Street.

Social District:

downtown brighton social district map with restaurants

The Downtown Brighton area offers visitors a chance to grab a drink from a participating restaurant to walk around the Social District area. The map above shows where you can enjoy a stroll through downtown while sipping on your favorite cocktails. Find all participating restaurants and more information here.