Officials hoping for state grant funds to resurface Ann Arbor-Saline Road at I-94
The Ann Arbor City Council is throwing its support behind an effort to secure state grant funding to resurface the crumbling section of Ann Arbor-Saline Road near Interstate 94.
Homayoon Pirooz, head of the city's project management unit, said the portion of the road south of Eisenhower near the highway is in poor condition and must be resurfaced.
The city — along with the Washtenaw County Road Commission and Michigan Department of Transportation — began planning the multi-jurisdictional project last year.
The Road Commission has been leading the process and already applied for funding from the state's Transportation Economic Development Fund.
Pirooz said the state requires a City Council resolution in support of the TEDF funding application, and so council members made that happen Monday night. Mayor John Hieftje said he was "overjoyed" to be able to support the project.
The section of Ann Arbor-Saline Road that officials hope to see resurfaced extends from Eisenhower in the city limits to roughly 1,000 feet south of I-94 in Pittsfield Township.
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