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May 21, 2001 - Image 9

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Michigan Daily Summer Weekly, 2001-05-21

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Monday, May 21, 2001- The Michigan Daily - 9
nt in that area," he said. "To get the John Street and Monroe Court near State of August in time for the first football tion is August 25.
mix of businesses you really have Street, which will all be resurfaced. game and fall move-in, but other road Alison Ferree, the project manager
rk at that and then go after them." Don Todd, project manager of the construction could continue into the in charge of the road work on
Annual Resurfacing Program and the school year. Packard, said the project was request-
PRING CLEANING Downtown Street Resurfacing Project, "We want to be out of your way, I'll ed by tax payers.
State Street isn't the only area that said there aren't many problems associ- tell you," Todd said. "You guys swarm "People in general had complained
I be seeing improvements. Within ated with the construction. all around." about the conditions," she said.
next four months, many roads "We've been doing it long enough Packard Street between State and Mason, who lives on Packard, said the
1 be cut off from traffic as part of to be able to work with the individual Stadium streets is also currently under construction hasn't caused many prob-
Annual Resurfacing Program and property owners and residents to construction and will remain so for the lems.
wntown Street Resurfacing proj- make it pretty painless," Todd said. "I majority of the summer. Unlike the "There've been minor inconvenien-
send everyone a letter a week or two other roads, Packard is experiencing es as far as getting into my house
1e projects are part of the Capital in advance to let everyone know how full reconstruction, meaning all the because I have to find alternative
provement Plan, which will be in we're doing the parking and construc- pavement is being removed, the curbs paths," he said. "I find it disconcerting
act from now until 2007. The plan tion" are being redone, and the gutters and that they started tearing up the road two
ludes street improvement but also Todd added parking is not a problem utilities are being worked on. The weeks ago but haven't been doing any-
uses on building improvements. such because residents are allowed to park scheduled finish date for the construc- thing around my house."
an addition to the Guy C. Larcom their cars in con-
nicipal Building. City parks and the struction areas
n Arbor Municipal Airport will also any time as long CAPIAL IMPROV FlENT PLAN STREET CONSTRUTnION
eive funding from the project, which is as vehicles are
jected to upend almost $300,000.000 parked in froit t ~ tb Not 0ot 'I ' N uorh 0 Li 1 Ave W7 s Scai.m
he next five years. of the own ers . x
Funds cone from the resurfacing mill- house and the
*wer revenue bonds and Washtenaw owner is avail- c
unty, as well as various other bonds able to move his
Ii millages. or her cur
'he proposal, adopted by the City "The biggest.'
tning Commission on April 3 and complaint we get W t 1d
roved by the Ann Arbor City Coun- is that we start at p )
on May 7, will be updated annually. 7 in the morn-
ch year's updated plan will include ing," he added.
struction improvements for the next Todd said each
e years in an effort to keep the Ann resurfaced roadTo
area looking like new. takes about three
ne of the first projects tackled by the weeks to finish, 2
o will be converting Glen Street into a depending on the Pu. s r, B ,u 'u'd
-way route to act as a detour while the weather and any
>adway Bridge is under construction. unexpected prob-
ter construction is done, Glen might go lems that might
k to being a one way street, depending arise. The down-
how bad traffic in the area gets. town-area con-
City Planner Chandra Hurd said one- struction is 0 ' Ch ud
y roads tend to help lessen the scheduled to be
ount of traffic, but sometimes it's done by the end CAMPUS 2002 2007
essary to change the flow.
~cway streets "help with he flow '
ttfic - if you have two lanes going
e way, it's going to go faster than one o
e' she said. " But (while the bridge
nder construction) there is not gong
be very many opportunities to get in
I out of the city, and (Glen) will be a
jor route."
Currently, Lawrence and Thaye
eets are being resurfaced. Several ,
streets, including Glazier Way, are
experiencimg improvements. r~bein;
(ext week, construction will begin ,"j
six other streets, all off campus.,
Later in the suniser, traffic delays can
expected on East Jefferson Street,

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