Traffic Update

PROJECT IMPACTS

On Monday, November 21, 2016 the contractor for the project (Dan’s Excavating, Inc.) placed the needed traffic control for the project and successfully implemented the planned detour route for the project. We have observed the traffic flow along the detour route and made some minor modifications to allow the detour route to function in an appropriate manner. We will continue to observe its operation and make adjustments as practicable. East Stadium Blvd from South Industrial to Kipke Dr is open only for access to the University of Michigan facilities and the Ann Arbor Golf and Outing Club.

The Contractor has begun mobilizing materials and equipment to the jobsite. The mobilization will continue for the next couple of weeks as they begin their work on the project.  Currently, the contractor has been removing trees along the south side of East Stadium Blvd in preparation for the installation of the new retaining wall. We expect the steel sheeting installation be begin on, or about, December 9th. Once the retaining wall construction is well underway, the contractor will then begin installing storm sewer along East Stadium Blvd.

ANTICIPATED PROJECT SCHEDULE

To facilitate installation of underground utilities, the reconstruction of the roadway, and the Stadium Boulevard/South Main Street intersection, this project has been broken up into six stages.

Stage One:  Anticipated Schedule – 11/21/2016 to 4/4/2017

  • Setup baseline traffic controls.
  • Clearing along south side of East Stadium Boulevard from South Main Street to the University of Michigan’s Golf Course (the Blue Course.)
  • Installation of sheet piling and cast in place concrete retaining wall.
  • Installation of underground utilities east of intersection of South Main Street and Stadium Boulevard.

Stage Two: Anticipated Schedule – 4/5/17 to 4/12/17

  • Water main installation in the east half of the intersection of South Main Street and Stadium Boulevard.
  • Installation of temporary pavement to maintain traffic in the intersection of South Main Street and Stadium Boulevard.

Stage Three: Anticipated schedule – 4/13/17 to 4/30/17

  • Water main installation in the west half of the intersection of South Main Street and Stadium Boulevard.
  • Connection of the newly constructed 30″ water main west of South Main Street.
  • Installation of temporary pavement to maintain traffic in the intersection of South Main Street and Stadium Boulevard.

Stage Four: Anticipated schedule – 5/1/17 to 6/18/17

  • Completion of the connection of 12 inch water main.
  • Permanent pavement construction

Stage Five: Anticipated schedule – 6/19/17 to 7/17/17

  • Construct east half of South Main Street and East Stadium Boulevard intersection.
  • All lanes of the S. Main Street intersection are scheduled to be opened during the Ann Arbor Art Fairs.

Stage six:  Anticipated schedule – 7/24/17 to 8/21/17

  • Construct west half of South Main Street and West Stadium Boulevard intersection.
  • Construct West Stadium Boulevard from west of South Main Street to the intersection.

AMENITIES

Bike lanes will be included within the roadway, to provide connectivity with the bike lanes currently in existence at the east and west borders of the project. The City will be installing a sidewalk on the south side of Stadium Blvd (between the entrance to the University of Michigan Golf Course and the intersection of South Main and Stadium Blvd) to eliminate the sidewalk gap that currently exists in this location.  These  improvements are part of the City’s “Complete Streets” philosophy and are already in place at both ends of the project limits and along virtually every other major street within the City.​

The City’s desired outcomes for this project include:​

  • Improved roadway surface conditions and geometrics;
  • Enhanced capacity and condition of the water mains (pipes that carry clean drinking water);
  • Enhanced storm water​ management and improved water quality; and
  • Increased safety and accessibility for pedestrians and bicyclists.

DETOUR INFORMATION

There will be no restriction to vehicle or pedestrian traffic during University of Michigan home football games.  All work will be completed after the last home game of 2016 and before the first home game of 2017.

Pedestrian access to the Crisler Center will be maintained during the 2016/2017 University of Michigan Basketball Season.  Please consult the University of Michigan’s Website for additional information regarding access and handicap parking facilities during the project’s construction.

No road work will occur during the Ann Arbor Art Fair, 7/20/2017 thru 7/23/2017.  During the Art Fair all lanes of traffic and sidewalk that can be opened, will be opened.

Two way access to Kipke Drive and the Ann Arbor Golf and Outing Club will be maintained at all times.  Part width construction of these points will be required.

Pedestrian and vehicular access to businesses and residences will not be blocked, one driveway will be maintained at all times.

AAATA bus stops will be adjusted as needed during construction.