Ann Arbor moving forward on $820K worth of sidewalk gap projects
ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor is moving ahead with filling high-priority sidewalk gaps along several city streets. Unlike other sidewalk gap projects that are creating sidewalks where none have existed, it included replacing an existing asphalt path, with a contribution from the neighboring condo association. The city has awarded contracts to Doan Construction Co. for the sidewalk gap work. Another major sidewalk gap project planned in the next year is along the east side of Newport Road and the north side of Sunset Road. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:See which of Ann Arbor’s 144 miles of sidewalk gaps will get filled firstAnn Arbor mayor waiting until 2022 to ask voters to OK tax to fight climate changeWashtenaw County residents can get free trees at upcoming giveaway eventMain Street lane reconfiguration part of Ann Arbor Healthy Streets programAs Ann Arbor eyes move away from gas, DTE Energy investing billions in itmlive.com
Eastbound M-14 near Ann Arbor closed due to crash
ANN ARBOR, MI – Eastbound M-14 north of Ann Arbor is closed due to a crash near the Barton Drive ramp. The crash, involving a semitruck carrying heavy cargo, occurred shortly after noon Wednesday, May 19, just north of the entrance ramp from Barton Drive, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. Debris and spilled cargo are affecting all eastbound lanes, leading to the closure of the freeway. The area where the crash occurred has a history of crashes. Long history of crashes on M-14 bridge prompt Ann Arbor officials to take actionIt is unknown when the freeway will be reopened.mlive.com
Long history of crashes on M-14 bridge prompt Ann Arbor officials to take action
ANN ARBOR, MI – Ann Arbor officials concerned about the number of crashes on the M-14 bridge over the Huron River are asking the state to do something about it. “The problem we’ve seen over time is connected, in various ways, to the merge/weave lane over the bridge,” Michigan Department of Transportation Communications Representative Aaron Jenkins said. Though the bridge, and much of M-14, runs through Ann Arbor Township and is maintained by MDOT, the river under the bridge is maintained by the city as it continues south through Ann Arbor. Before MDOT would consider closing the ramp, it would need a resolution of support from the Ann Arbor City Council requesting MDOT to do so. However, this option will impact the adjacent City of Ann Arbor park and trail properties, which will require extensive public involvement and engagement, as well as a comprehensive environmental review.mlive.com
Ann Arbor moves forward with new sidewalk projects across city
ANN ARBOR, MI -- Several sidewalk projects were approved across Ann Arbor during Tuesday’s city council meeting. Council also approved $50,000 from the street, bridge and sidewalk millage to finance the project. Ann Arbor voters OK new taxes for affordable housing, filling sidewalk gapsThe city is financing the projects from the street, bridge and sidewalk millage because the new dedicated sidewalk millage will not be available until July 1, according to the resolution. The new sidewalk millage will be able to provide funding for these projects without needing to specially assess owners. Ann Arbor YMCA to kick off 6-week ‘reset’ health challengeExpect traffic delays on Ann Arbor-Saline Road due to constructionMichigan, State theaters to gradually reopen for public events this monthmlive.com
City of Ann Arbor seeks community input on Lower Town mobility study
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The City of Ann Arbor wants to know how you would improve getting around Lower Town. Community members are being asked to share their thoughts and pre-pandemic experiences as drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the Lower Town area, located just north of Broadway Bridge. Currently in the idea generation phase of a mobility study, the city is asking residents to fill out and share a survey to help see how growth has impacted community members who drive, ride, cycle and walk through the area. Questions can be sent by email to Lower Town Study project manager Luke Liu at YLiu@a2gov.org. Learn more about the Lower Town Area Mobility Study here.
Ann Arbor’s Barton Drive to close for construction
ANN ARBOR, MI -- A stretch of Barton Drive is closing for several days of construction. Crews will occupy the westbound lane of Barton Drive between Pontiac Trail and Traver Street for structure adjustment and resurfacing, according to a news release. Starting Wednesday, drivers heading west will be rerouted at Plymouth Road and Barton Drive heading southwest on Plymouth, northwest on Monroe Street, north on Pontiac Street and back to Barton. Eastbound traffic will be detoured at Pontiac Trail and Barton Drive heading south on Pontiac and Swift, northeast on Broadway and Plymouth and back to Barton. Barton Drive will be open for local traffic only, according to the release.mlive.com
Stretch of Barton Drive closed in Ann Arbor due to abandoned house fire
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Barton Drive is closed between Pontiac Trail and M-14 while firefighters respond to an abandoned house fire. City of Ann Arbor officials said the stretch of road is expected to be closed for several hours on Friday while Ann Arbor firefighters are on scene helping Ann Arbor Township firefighters. All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.