Paths near Ann Arbor's Barton Dam temporarily close for drilling project

Barton Dam on Oct. 13, 2018 (Photo: Meredith Bruckner)

ANN ARBOR – Two paths at Barton Dam will be impacted by closures in preparation for a drilling project, according to a city release

Now through Aug. 19, NTH Consultants, Ltd./DLZ - American Drilling will be carrying out geotechnical explorations at the dam.

The work is part of a project to remediate the dam’s right embankment, and will close two paths in the area as a result.

The closures include:

  • The path along the ridge of the earth embankment (Aug. 8-12)
  • The path under the railroad bridge under the river (Aug. 15-19)
Map of expected path closures at Barton Dam in August 2022. (City of Ann Arbor)

For more information, visit the city’s website at

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Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.