Newport Sidewalk Project

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P​roject Limits

  • Installation of a sidewalk on the east side of Newport Road, filling in the sidewalk gap between Sunset Road and Down Up Circle

  • Minor storm sewer work

  • Install a new crosswalk on the north side of Down Up Circle

Project Manager
Chris Wall, P.E.
[email protected]

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Summer 2023

June 2023 update

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) opened bids for the Newport Sidewalk Project on June 3, 2022, and awarded the contract to Doan Construction.

The project includes installation of a sidewalk and crosswalk improvements. The project will be located on Newport Road from Sunset Road to Down Up Circle.​

Construction is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 26, 2023. The entire project is expected to be substantially completed by August 25, 2023. The City is working closely with the contractor to meet the schedule, however weather and other unforeseen events can prolong construction.​

Why is this project being done?

Filling gaps in the sidewalk system is consistent with both Ann Arbor's Moving Together Towards Vision Zero transportation plan and Complete Streets Policy. Providing sidewalks where they currently do not exist can:

  • Improve pedestrian safety
  • Encourage active transportation and community health
  • Provide a continuous user experience
  • Provide more transportation options
  • Eliminate the practice of walking along the road and across traffic

Sidewalk gaps throughout Ann Arbor were prioritized for completion based on a system of safety, proximity to pedestrian destinations, roadway classification adjacent to the existing sidewalk gap, resident requests, and other related criteria. For more information, visit the New Sidewalk FAQ webpage.​

Possible impacts to residents and property owners

  • Flagging will be nec​​essary to maintain 2-way traffic, please take caution while driving near the construction site.

  • Construction will unavoidably generate dust and noise and many other inconveniences. In addition, you may see utility flags, surveyor stakes, and protection fences located along the roadway which are important to construction and should not be disturbed.

  • Reconstruction of driveways and some landscaping removals within the path of the new sidewalk is required.​

Cost & Funding Source

  • Surface Transportation Program-Urban (STP-U) Funding (Federal funds)

  • City of Ann Arbor New Sidewalk Millage​

Documents & Materials

August 11, 2021 Public Meeting