Barton Drive Resurfacing and Water Main Replacement Project

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​​​Public engagement​

Barton Drive Sidewalk Gap Special Assessment 
Administrative Hearing 
Thursday, January 23, 2020
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Multipurpose Room of Northside Elementary School
912 Barton Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 

This meeting is being scheduled to discuss the proposed sidewalk gap filling as part of the Barton Drive Water Main Replacement and Resurfacing Project. Staff w​ill discuss the proposed sidewalk gap plans and the special assessment process, and gather feedback from meeting participants. 

September 2019 Engagement Outcome​ (PDF)

December 2019 Engagement Outcome STEAM Open House (PDF)

Zone 2 Field Meeting Oct. 14, 2019​​​

Public meeting Sept. 19, 2019 ​​


Tentative Construction Schedule: 
April – November 2020

Project limits​

  • Barton Drive between M-14 On/Off Ramp to Pontiac StreetBarton project map image.png
  • Barton Drive and Starwick Drive Intersection
  • Project Area Map

Why is this project being done?

The existing water mains are undersized and require an upgrade to increase capacity and hydrant flow.  Also, the current condition of the pavement at some of these locations is poor and in need of replacement.

Work to be done

  • The existing water main will be replaced with a larger water main to increase capacity

  • The existing pavement will be replaced from M-14 to Pontiac.

  • Some existing curb, sidewalk and ramps will be replaced for Amercians with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.

  • Some safety improvement features are being considered including new bike lanes, filling sidewalk gaps, installing new crosswalks, and altering intersection configuration (particularly at Chandler and at Starwick). Please consult the special assessment process and contacts guide (PDF) for more information about sidewalk gap special assessments. 

Possible impact to residents

  • Barton Drive will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the construction.  Driveway access for local traffic will be maintained, but may include delay during working hours.  Cross street traffic will be maintained as much as possible.

  • Water service will be interrupted for short durations during water main installation. Disruptions will be limited, and residents will be informed in advance. 

  • General noise and dust from equipment, particularly during site excavation.

  • Property owners adjacent to new infrastructure features such as curb and gutter or sidewalks will be specially assessed for the cost of those items. Sidewalk installation is dependent upon the public engagement outcome and City Council approval.

Costs and funding source

City Street, Bridge, and Sidewalk Millage and Drinking Water Fund will fund the majority of the work on this project.  For any new sidewalks or curb and gutter constructed as part of the project, adjacent property owners will be specially assessed according to City Code Chapter 13.

​Project ​manager
Jane Allen, P.E.
Larcom City Hall, Fourth Floor
301 East Huron
Ann Arbor, MI  48104​
734.794.6410 x43678