Fourth Ave. reconstruction in downtown Ann Arbor starts next month, followed by Madison St. in June
In addition to a $6.5 million reconstruction of Miller Avenue starting next week, a few other major road construction projects in Ann Arbor are in the pipeline.
Three other city streets are scheduled to undergo reconstruction this year, including Fourth Avenue downtown between Huron and Liberty (May to June), Madison Street from Seventh to Main (June to November) and Forest Avenue from South University to Hill (August to October).
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Following the installation of the water main, Fourth Avenue's asphalt pavement will be completely replaced from Huron to Liberty.
One lane of northbound traffic will be maintained during the project, and Washington will be closed intermittently at its intersection with Fourth.
The city has scheduled the project to make sure it is completed before the start of the Ann Arbor Art Fair, which takes place July 17-20.
Many other city streets will get a fresh coat of pavement this year as part of the city's $3.6 million street resurfacing program, as previously reported by AnnArbor.com.
Among the many streets on the resurfacing list are State Street from Oakbrook to Eisenhower (April to June) and Barton Drive from Pontiac to Plymouth (August to October).
According to an updated list obtained by AnnArbor.com on Wednesday, Packard Road from Anderson to Eisenhower also is scheduled to be repaved between July and October.
That wasn't on the list of resurfacing projects approved by the City Council on Monday because it's a standalone project bid through the Michigan Department of Transportation, taking advantage of federal funding, said Liz Rolla, senior project manager for the city's project management unit.
The city's Capital Improvements Plan shows more than $1 million is planned to be spent on the Fourth Avenue reconstruction project, including $330,000 for street construction, $400,000 for stormwater improvements and $300,000 for water main replacement.
About $1.7 million is shown in the CIP for the reconstruction of Madison Street. No funds are identified for underground utility work, though water main replacement and stormwater upgrades are planned.
About $1.2 million is planned for the reconstruction of Forest Avenue, including $750,000 for street construction and $450,000 for stormwater improvements.
AnnArbor.com will report more on the details of traffic control plans for other projects as they come up. For more information, visit www.a2gov.org/RoadConstruction.
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