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Ann Arbor Will Study Railroad Underpass

The feasibility of a possible underpass for some active railroad tracks in Ann Arbor – which separate the area south of Depot Street (including 721 N. Main) from the Huron River – will be studied by the engineering firm of Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment Inc. The $50,000 contract for the study was authorized by the Ann Arbor city council at its Oct. 1, 2012 meeting.

The railroad tracks run along the top of a berm. The idea is to study the possible impact of replacing the solid berm – which acts as a dam for stormwater flow from the Allen Creek creekshed – with a culvert or a trestled system for suspending the tracks. The idea of opening up the railroad berm is that … [Full Story]