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Street Resurfacing of Baldwin, Brockman, Crestland, Eastover, Ferdon, St Francis begins May 17, 2021

The following construction dated May 10, 2021 was circulated by the City to property owners and residents along Baldwin Avenue, Brockman Boulevard, Crestland Drive, Eastover Place/Ferdon Road, and Saint Francis Drive. Construction is scheduled to start May 17, 2021 and last approximately 6 to 7 weeks.

I have copied the text of the letter below, as well as images of the original letter.


As the letter states, please email questions to the project manager David Dykman at Ddykman@a2gov.org

NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION

Baldwin Avenue (Packard St to E Stadium Blvd)

Brockman Boulevard (Packard St to E Stadium Blvd)

Crestland Drive (Packard St to Amelia Pl)

Eastover Place/Ferdon Road (Packard St to Crestland St)

Saint Francis Drive (Amelia Pl to Nature Cove Ct)


Project Overview

Next week the City of Ann Arbor will begin construction on the first phase of the local street portion of the citywide 2021 Street Resurfacing Project. This phase includes the following streets within the limits shown above: Baldwin Avenue, Brockman Boulevard, Crestland Drive, Eastover Place/Ferdon Road, and Saint Francis Drive. Work will involve:

  • Partial and full depth removal and replacement of the asphalt pavement to eliminate potholes, provide a smoother driving surface, and increase the service life of these streets.

  • Replacing storm water inlets, segments of concrete curb and driveway openings, areas of concrete sidewalk and driveway approach aprons, and upgrading or installing new concrete sidewalk ramps (as required to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act standards).


Construction staking, videotaping, and “Miss Dig” utility markings (colored flags and paint markings) may have occurred recently and will continue throughout construction. These provide important information to the construction crews – please do not disturb.


Schedule

On Monday, May 17, 2021, the project contractor, Cadillac Asphalt, and its subcontractors expect to start construction and complete the work related to this phase in approximately 6 to 7 weeks, weather permitting. In advance of the construction start, the contractor will be installing temporary construction signing and placing filtering devices in the curb inlet drains.


Impacts to Residents

During the project, driveways will remain accessible except for certain construction activities. Where the contractor needs to remove and replace the concrete curb opening and/or approach, it will also need to restrict driveway access for 3 to 4 days while the concrete cures. Where properties are accessible from more than one location the contractor will alternate work and completely close one location while keeping the other(s) open until the work at each is complete. If, due to special circumstances, you require uninterrupted access, please contact the City in advance.


Concrete curb and gutter replacement will generally include 1 to 2 feet of excavation in the directly adjacent public right-of-way. The contractor will restore all damaged lawn areas resulting from this work. If you are aware of an underground sprinkler system, invisible fence, or any other buried feature(s) near the roadway, please contact the Project Manager listed below. Although privately owned features should not be buried in the public right-of-way (generally the area directly behind the curb), we will proceed with caution during excavation if brought to our attention in advance. Unfortunately, if we damage privately owned features buried in the public right-of-way we may not be able to make repairs or provide reimbursement.


Due to the proposed construction activities, it will be necessary for the City to restrict parking and have our contractor place temporary “No Parking” signs along these streets so that work can proceed in a timely manner. The parking restrictions will be in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.


Unfortunately, the construction will generate some dust, noise, and other possible

inconveniences. We will do what we can to minimize these. The City and contractor will work together to maintain refuse/recycling/compost collection, utility services, and mail delivery throughout the project duration. Please place your refuse/recycle/compost bins in their normal location(s) the night before your scheduled pick-up.


Maintenance of Traffic

The contractor will maintain local vehicular traffic and access to residences for a majority of the project. Temporary vehicular access restrictions may occur during the following activities 1) loading/unloading of construction materials 2) the removal and installation of concrete driveway openings and approaches, and 3) the removal and replacement of asphalt pavement. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained and detoured at times, as required.


Funding

The City of Ann Arbor Bridge, Sidewalk and Street Millage together with State of Michigan Public Act 51 (Gas & Weight Tax Revenues) are funding this street work.


Staying Informed

We will use the Construction Projects webpage at https://a2gov.org/RoadConstruction for postings related to project progress and other important notices. Updates will generally be posted to this webpage once a week and as otherwise necessary throughout the project duration.


The contractor will also distribute notices door to door in advance of work impacting driveways, pavement removal and replacement activities, and any other significant project work that may directly impact residents within the project limits. Please watch for these.


Please contact the Project Manager with any project related questions or concerns:

David Dykman, P.E.

734-794-6410 ext. 43685

Ddykman@a2gov.org

-OR-

At the Project Site: Call the city inspectors, Gary Shivley (734-765-8154) or Carl Emmons

(517-605-9342) or look for the city van.


Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this improvement project.