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File #: 18-0957    Version: 1 Name: 6/4/18 UA Block Party Street Closings
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/4/2018 Final action: 6/4/2018
Enactment date: 6/4/2018 Enactment #: R-18-198
Title: Resolution to Approve Street Closings for the UA Block Party and Plumbers & Pipefitters 5K - Monday, August 13, 2018
Attachments: 1. UA Block Party Map, 2. UA Plumbers and Pipe Fitters 5K Map, 3. Flyer and Semper Fi
Resolution to Approve Street Closings for the UA Block Party and Plumbers & Pipefitters 5K - Monday, August 13, 2018
Attached for your consideration is a resolution to approve the closing of the following streets from 1:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. on Monday, August 13, 2018 to stage the UA (United Association) Block Party and the Plumbers & Pipefitters 5K:

? S. Main Street between William and Huron Streets
? Liberty and Washington Streets between S. Ashley Street and S. Fourth Avenue

The actual event will take place from 6:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. with the additional time to be used for set-up and break-down of the event.

The Sponsor has requested the following streets be closed for the 5K from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.:

? Extend Liberty closure from S. Main Street to State Street
? State Street between North University and Washington
? North University from State Street to Fletcher - northern/west bound lanes
? Fletcher from North University to Washington - western/northern sidewalk
? Washington Street - southern/east bound lanes

The actual race will begin at 6:50 P.M. and end by 7:45 P.M. with the streets to open as soon as safely possible as the runners complete the course.

In 2016 there were concerns about the weekday timing of the 5K and traffic disruptions. As a result, the organizers met with City staff, including Police and Fire, as well as with the AAATA bus system. All agreed that the disruption is as minimal as is safely possible for the runners and the community. The benefactor of the race is the Semper Fi Fund. All proceeds raised are then matched by the UA and donated to the charity. This event has raised more than $250,000 over the last six years due to the UA 5K Race. The opening ceremony includes an honoring a Veteran who will then start the race.

This event, sponsored by the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (AAACVB), is also intended to attract people to the downtown area to enjoy the festivities. C...

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