The City of Ann Arbor is ready to start improvements to Wayne Street between Washtenaw Avenue and Day Street. Currently the street pavement is in a poor condition and it should be resurfaced. There is no sanitary sewer main on Wayne Street, and the water main extends along only one block of the street. There is a history of sanitary sewer back-ups at several residential properties and the First Church of Christ Science where the properties are currently served by sanitary sewer leads crossing neighboring properties (cross lot services).
The proposed construction project will complete the water main loop on Wayne Street from Washtenaw Avenue to Day Street. It will include installation of the missing sanitary sewer mains from Washtenaw Avenue to Lorraine Place, and about 100 feet of sanitary sewer main south of Day Street. The street resurfacing work will include the resurfacing of the street, some curb and gutter replacement and construction of ADA corner ramps.
A Public Meeting was held on January 11, 2012 at Tappan Middle School. At this meeting staff presented the project design and the phasing for the construction. The residents asked questions and received information about how to contact the staff if needed.
Impact on Traffic & Local Residents
During construction, it will be necessary for our contractor to post temporary “No Parking” signs so that work can proceed in a timely manner. Access to driveways will be maintained during this time, with the exception of some short periods of time when the water main installation crosses in front of your driveway. When this occurs, the contractor or a City representative will knock on residents’ doors to make sure the driveway does not need to be accessed during that time.
In some cases, the concrete curb or drive approach may need to be replaced in front of a driveway. One day before restricting access to a driveway to perform this work, the contractor will leave a notice at your door. Once access to a driveway is restricted, the driveway will remain inaccessible for 3 to 4 days while the concrete cures. If, due to a special need, access to your driveway must be maintained, please contact us in advance.
Garbage collection and mail delivery will be maintained throughout the project. Water service will be maintained during construction, except for brief periods when the new water main is tied in to the existing main, and when house services are transferred to the new main. Written notice will be given to residents two days before these shutoffs.
Unfortunately, the construction will generate dust and noise, and will cause some inconvenience. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during the project.
The contractor on this project will be Pamar Enterprises, Inc. of New Haven., Michigan, as well as their various subcontractors.
This work is expected to begin in May and be completed by July of 2012
Once construction is ready to begin, we will be sending out e-mail updates to anyone interested in receiving them. If you would like to receive these progress/schedule updates, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the list.
Questions or Concerns?
Igor Kotlyar, Project Engineer
734-794-6410 ext. 43634