Sidewalk Special Assessment: Pontiac Trail

A special assessment for sidewalk construction on Pontiac Trail has been given final approval by the Ann Arbor city council. It was postponed from the council’s July 21, 2014 meeting to allow additional time for one of the property owners to protest. The total cost that will be assessed to adjoining property owners is $72,218.

According to the staff memo accompanying the resolution, sidewalk construction would be done as part of the reconstruction of Pontiac Trail beginning just north of Skydale Drive to just south of the bridge over M-14. The project will also be adding on-street bike lanes and constructing a new sidewalk along the east side of Pontiac Trail to fill in existing sidewalk gaps and to provide pedestrian access to Olson Park and Dhu Varren Road. That’s part of the city’s Complete Streets program.

In addition to the sidewalk, approximately 1,960 feet of curb and gutter is being added north of Skydale along Pontiac Trail to protect existing wetland areas. [.pdf of Pontiac Trail sidewalk special assessment area]

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