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File #: 14-0199    Version: Name: 3/3/14 - Ann Arbor-Saline Road RIA_WCRC
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/3/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/3/2014 Final action: 3/3/2014
Enactment date: 3/3/2014 Enactment #: R-14-078
Title: Resolution to Approve a Road Improvement Agreement between the City of Ann Arbor and the Board of Washtenaw County Road Commissioners for the Proposed Improvements to Ann Arbor-Saline Road, and to Appropriate Funds for the Construction of New Sidewalk ($30,000.00) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Item 14-0199 - Project Expenses and Revenues.pdf, 2. RIA_Ann Arbor-Saline Rd_FINAL_02-19-14.pdf, 3. RIA_Ann Arbor-Saline Rd_FINAL_02-19-14.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a Road Improvement Agreement between the City of Ann Arbor and the Board of Washtenaw County Road Commissioners for the Proposed Improvements to Ann Arbor-Saline Road, and to Appropriate Funds for the Construction of New Sidewalk ($30,000.00) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and consideration for approval is a resolution to authorize a Road Improvement Agreement (the “Agreement”) between the City of Ann Arbor (the “City”) and the Board of Washtenaw County Road Commissioners (the “Road Commission”) for the design and construction of proposed improvements to Ann Arbor-Saline Road from Oak Valley Drive to Eisenhower Parkway.

Ann Arbor-Saline Road is high volume all-season route that is a vital component of the area’s commercial and commuter roadway network. It connects the City with Pittsfield Township and the City of Saline, and allows direct access to I-94 and US-12 farther to the south. Ann Arbor-Saline Road is considered a gateway to the City and is one the major routes serving the downtown and the community. The section defined by the project limits is controlled by both the City and the Road Commission with the City having jurisdiction over the segment from I-94 north to Eisenhower Parkway. Portions of the roadway pavement are significantly deteriorated and near the end of their useful service life. As these conditions continue to worsen they will severely impact the roads the ability to accommodate daily traffic uses. Considering these circumstances, the Road Commission with support from the City applied for a State of Michigan Transportation Economic Development Fund (“TEDF”) Category F grant, which provides funding for improvements to designated all-season routes.

In addition to addressing the critical pavement needs, the City is also dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of bicycling and walking opportunities in and around the community. In keeping with that commitment, the City recogn...

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