ANN ARBOR, MI – A major redesign of an Ann Arbor road bringing buffered bicycle lanes, mini roundabouts and new sidewalk is set to get underway beginning Monday, July 24, limiting traffic during construction.
The three and a half-month project focuses on Earhart Road between Geddes Road and the U.S. 23 overpass in the northeastern part of the city.
That stretch will be restricted to northbound traffic only beginning 9 a.m. Monday, according to a city announcement.
The improvements on tap include repaving the entire length of Earhart within city limits, installing three small roundabouts to slow vehicles and efficiently move traffic, building new sidewalks to fill existing gaps, installing bike lanes and making stormwater improvements, according to a city project page.
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The roundabouts are planned where the north-south corridor intersects Glazier Way and Greenhills Drive, and the project is estimated to cost about $5 million in total, MLive/The Ann Arbor News previously reported.
Work is slated to be complete by Friday, Nov. 10, according to the city.
During construction, southbound lanes of Earhart will be closed to through traffic. Residents who can access their property without driving through the work zone are asked to do so, officials say.
A detour will route southbound traffic on Plymouth Road to Huron Parkway and then to Geddes Road, according to the city.
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