Packard Road construction in Ann Arbor might be finished by end of August, but schedule says September
A nearly $3 million project to repave Packard Road in Ann Arbor is nearing completion and there's a chance it might be done before the end of this month.
Homayoon Pirooz, head of the city's project management unit, said construction is scheduled for completion in September, but if all goes well it might be complete by the end of August.
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In case anyone recently saw what might have looked like crews removing new pavement, Pirooz said that probably was the removal of pavement wedges that were used temporarily for traffic maintenance.
"I don’t believe there have been any issues with the pavement," he said in an email to AnnArbor.com on Friday afternoon. "At this time the asphalt wedges that were put in for shifting the traffic from one side to the other side of the street are being removed, for the traffic to stay on the south side only."
The Ann Arbor City Council unanimously approved an agreement with the Michigan Department of Transportation last October for the resurfacing of Packard from Platt to US-23.
The breakdown provided to MDOT shows about $1.19 million is expected to come from federal funds, $1.33 million from the city's street millage and $845,000 from the city's water fund.
The work has been phased so half the road would be under construction while the remainder would be used to maintain two lanes of two-way traffic throughout the construction zone.
In addition to street resurfacing, curbs are being replaced where needed and sidewalk ramps are being upgraded to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
Due to many breaks, the project also includes the replacement of the existing underground water main with a new 12-inch main from Platt to US-23. Also included is the replacement of the guardrails and north pedestrian walkway underneath the US-23 bridge.
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