In November 2020, voters approved a new millage ("TAX FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW SIDEWALKS") to fund construction of sidewalk gap filling projects, with expected revenues of $1.3 million/year.
At the Jan 11, 2021 Council work session, the first agenda topic was "New Sidewalk Prioritization"
Link to Jan 11, 2021 Council work session agenda: https://a2gov.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=827953&GUID=B3EE1980-560B-46E0-9955-7B0962D236B4
Link to "New Sidewalk Prioritization" agenda topic: https://a2gov.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4738893&GUID=06E1D7B0-D06E-405E-82AC-9A9971791255
As discussed in the presentation, Ann Arbor currently has 436 miles of existing public sidewalk, with an additional 144 miles of sidewalk gaps (where a gap is defined by "all locations in the public right of way adjacent to a street that lack sidewalks"). Revenue from the new sidewalk millage is expected to be $1.3 million/year, and City staff have established a ranking system to prioritize sidewalk gap projects.
The City has put together an interactive "dashboard" to view existing sidewalk gaps, and the ranking/prioritization:
The dashboard shows that 1.28 miles of sidewalk gaps are scheduled to be filled in 2021. The presentation gives a list of expected sidewalk gap projects planned for 2021 and 2020:
2021 Sidewalk Gap planned projects
Scio Church Rd.
Yost & Eli
2022 Sidewalk Gap planned projects
John A. Woods Dr.
Newport & Sunset
Nixon & Traver