Next Step for Stone School Sidewalk Assessment

Direction to set a roll for a special assessment of property owners on Stone School Road for construction of a sidewalk has been given approval by the Ann Arbor city council.

As part of a road reconstruction project for Stone School Road, the city is planning to install a sidewalk on the west side of the road. And to fund the sidewalk construction, part of the cost will come from a special assessment of property owners. The extent of the project on Stone School Road runs from I-94 to Ellsworth Road. Construction is planned during the 2014 and 2015 construction seasons.

Action came at the council’s June 2, 2014 meeting.

The project is being funded in part through a federal surface transportation grant, which can pay about 80% of construction costs, but not engineering, testing or inspection costs. The total project cost is roughly $128,500, of which about $55,000 will be special assessed.

This brief was filed from the city council’s chambers on the second floor of city hall, located at 301 E. Huron.