$3.6M contract to resurface 13 city streets wins approval from Ann Arbor City Council
With what Mayor John Hieftje called "a very heartfelt unanimous vote," the Ann Arbor City Council entered into a $3.6 million contract with Barrett Paving Monday night.
The council's action paves the way for the first of two large street resurfacing programs that will bring improvements to several city streets this summer.
The work approved Monday night consists of resurfacing five major streets and eight local streets. Construction is scheduled to begin April 16 and be complete in October.
Another 20 streets are expected to be resurfaced as part of a separate $4 million contract with Barrett Paving expected to come before council in two weeks.
For all the streets, local access will be maintained throughout the construction, said Homayoon Pirooz, head of the city's project management unit.
To allow for construction on the major streets, the number of traffic lanes will be reduced to allow construction on one half of the street at any time.
The following schedule and maps were released Monday night:
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