Nixon Corridor Improvement Project


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​Project limits

The Nixon Road Corridor Improvement Project is a full road reconstruction from just north of the Huron Parkway roundabout to just south of Dhu Varren Road. ​

Project Manager
​Christopher E. Wall, P.E.
[email protected]
734.794.6410 x43661

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Public Engagement

Spring - Fall 2024


Jan. - Nov. 2024



The city's current Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) has construction of the first phase of the project scheduled for 2025. The design was completed to a 90% stage in 2020 and is being refreshed and finalized in 2024 to ensure it is up to current standards. Additional public engagement will be performed this year to inform the community of the following: 

  • Adjacent property impacts (including any necessary easements or right-of-way - permanent or temporary)

  • Proposed traffic control measures

  • Construction contacts and expected timeline

  • Any other questions or concerns residents may have.​

Why is this project being done?

The Nixon Road Corridor Study, completed in 2017, heard and documented concerns from residents and property owners along the corridor throughout the study process, with key focal points being safety, non-motorized facilities, and user-delays. Three options were studied and analyzed in an effort to address these concerns. Only one option, the roundabout corridor, addressed all of the concerns. This option would add roundabouts at various locations in the corridor, while improving non-motorized facilities, safety, and operations.

On May 15, 2017, the City Council directed staff to design the corridor improvements. In Fall 2017, Wade Trim was selected to perform the engineering design on the project.

The design was completed in early 2020, which included improvements on Nixon from Huron Parkway to just south of M-14 (not including the Dhu Varren Road Roundabout). The project was placed on the City's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to be constructed in 2025. In 2024, Wade Trim will finalize the design, and revise the project limits to be from north of Huron Parkway to just south of Dhu Varren Road. The portion of the project north of Dhu Varren Road will be considered for construction at a future date. The City is working toward having the project put out to bid through the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Local Agency Program in the Fall of 2024, with construction planned to begin in Spring 2025. The design includes the incorporation of roundabouts at Sandalwood, Bluett and Traver, a new median, a buffered bicycle lane in both directions, lighting and landscape improvements, a new 16-inch watermain and stormwater management improvements.  ​

Cost & funding source

This project has received federal funding through the Michigan Department of Transportation Local Agency Program. The remainder of the project cost will be funded through the City of Ann Arbor Street, Bridge, and Sidewalk Millage, Water Fund and Stormwater Fund.

Documents and materials

Nixon Road Conceptual Plan (PDF)​

October 24, 2018 Public Meeting

June 7, 2018 Public Meeting