Stories indexed with the term ‘specific sidewalk gap’

Council OKs Barton Sidewalk Design Budget

A design budget of $15,000 has been approved for a 400-foot new concrete sidewalk on the south side of Barton Road from a spot west of Chandler Road to Longshore Drive.

Location of proposed Barton Drive sidewalk.

Location of proposed Barton Drive sidewalk.

The Ann Arbor city council approved the money – to be spent from the city’s general fund – at its July 15, 2013 meeting.

The council had approved similar design budgets for a sidewalk on Newport Road at its Jan. 22, 2013 meeting and for a sidewalk on Scio Church Road at its Nov. 19, 2012 meeting.

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Newport Sidewalk Planning Budget Gets OK

A quarter mile stretch of Newport Road – from Wines Elementary School northward to Riverwood – may see construction of a public sidewalk by the summer of 2014. The Ann Arbor city council approved a $15,000 budget to come up with a preliminary design and cost estimates, evaluate different funding scenarios, and gather additional public feedback on the project. The vote to allocate the $15,000 came at the city council’s Jan. 22, 2013 meeting.

The project has a background that dates back at least to Nov. 15, 2011, when the city held the first of two meetings in response to requests from residents who live in the neighborhood to consider construction of a safe walking path to the school.

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Sidewalk for Scio Church Road to Be Analyzed

A study of alternatives to filling a gap in Ann Arbor’s sidewalk system along Scio Church Road got a $15,000 budget based on a city council decision made on Nov. 19, 2012. The area of study will extend from Maple Road to Delaware Drive. [.pdf of map showing area to be studied]

Around 75 residents submitted a petition to the city in August requesting that the lack of sidewalks along the stretch be addressed. Margie Teall (Ward 4), in whose ward the stretch is located, mentioned the lack of sidewalks along Scio Church during deliberations at the council’s Sept. 17, 2012 meeting. At that meeting the council considered, but rejected, a proposal from Mike Anglin (Ward 5) to enact a … [Full Story]