Summer 2013 Street, Sidewalk Contracts OK’d

A contract for street resurfacing in Ann Arbor – with Barrett Paving Materials Inc. in the amount of $3,583,944 – has been approved by the Ann Arbor city council. The work will occur in the spring and summer of 2013.

2013 Ann Arbor street resurfacing program

2013 Ann Arbor street resurfacing program.

The council has also approved two contracts in connection with the city’s 2013 ramp and sidewalk repair project – a $748,576 contract with Doan Construction Company and a $207,350 contract with Precision Concrete Cutting.

Action on all three contracts came at the council’s April 1, 2013 meeting.

The city has a ramp and sidewalk repair program in place that is meant to repair deficient sidewalks (not install new sidewalks) throughout the city over a five-year period – which is the duration of a 1/8 mill tax approved by voters in 2011. Each year about 20% of the city is covered by the repair program.

The contract with Precision Concrete Cutting reflects the city’s interest – where feasible – in slicing off portions of sidewalks that have “vaulted,” to restore the surface to horizontal. Slicing is more cost effective than removing and re-pouring.

The streets to be resurfaced include the following.

  • State Street: Oakbrook to Eisenhower (April – June)
  • Barton: Pontiac to Plymouth (August – October)
  • Sorrento: King George to end (April – May)
  • Alley “Benjamin”: Sybil to Benjamin (May – June)
  • Alley “Mary”: Benjamin to Hoover (May – June)
  • Franklin: Stadium to Hutchins (June – July)
  • Hiscock: Brooks to Spring (June – July)
  • Arbana: Mark Hannah to Huron (July – August)
  • Mark Hannah: Arbana to Arbana (July – August)
  • Waldenwood: Earhart to Penberton (July – August)
  • Birch Hollow: Tacoma to Stone School (August – September)
  • Penberton & adjacent courts: Waldenwood to Waldenwood (TBD)
  • Sulgrave Place: Barrister to end (TBD)

According to the staff memo accompanying the agenda item, Depot Street (Main to Carey) was included as part of the original bid package. However, the storm sewer within Depot Street – based on early indications from the Allen Creek Railroad berm opening feasibility study – could be impacted by possible solutions related to a railroad berm opening. So other local streets will be substituted for Depot Street this year.

This brief was filed from the city council’s chambers on the second floor of city hall, located at 301 E. Huron. A more detailed report will follow: [link]