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City of Saline, MI
Friday September 23rd, 2016 :: 04:38 p.m. EDT


Michigan Avenue Construction Update

<p>Sanitary sewer replacement, storm sewers, water services, gas main relocation, and excavation for the new road bed continue on the north.&nbsp; Street lights are nearing completion on the south side and brick work is entering the final phases.&nbsp; Check out the new street lights during Oktoberfest this weekend.&nbsp; Please see the <strong>Traffic</strong> section below for important information about the Maple Road intersection.</p>

<p><strong>Note:</strong>&nbsp; Trash pick-up for those residents and businesses located in the construction zone &ndash; Waste Management will continue to pick up trash as regularly scheduled, however, due to the construction there may be instances when your trash is not picked-up on the regular day.&nbsp; If this happens, Waste Management will be picking up the missed trash collection the next day.&nbsp; Additionally, if Waste Management is not able to pick up your trash/recycling as regularly scheduled City staff encourages folks to contact the Department of Public Works (DPW) with questions/comments at 429-5624.</p>

<p>The City of Saline is selling pieces of the old street car tracks on a first come first served basis at City Hall, for those folks that would like to own a piece of Saline history.&nbsp; The cost is $25 for a 12&rdquo; section of track; a portion of the proceeds will be used to pay for the cost of cutting up the track with the balance going towards a fundraiser to assist in paying for the new downtown streetscape.</p>

<p><strong><u>Week of September 26th: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</u></strong><br />
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<strong>Traffic Information</strong><br />
S. Ann Arbor Street will be closed Friday afternoon September 23rd and all day Saturday September 24th for Oktoberfest.</p>

<p>Lewis Street will be closed on Monday to allow installation of the new sanitary sewer.</p>

<p>Mills Road will close towards the end of the week, after Lewis Street is reopened.</p>

<p><strong>DTE plans to close the Maple Road intersection this weekend beginning at 6 AM Saturday the 24th through 5 AM Monday the 26th.&nbsp; Detour routes will be posted directing north-south traffic to Harris Street.&nbsp; East-west travel will be maintained on Michigan Avenue.</strong></p>

<p><strong>The intersection was restriped to make room for gas main relocation on the west side of the street.&nbsp; Northbound and southbound traffic will be maintained on weekdays, but the lanes are narrow and shifted to the east.&nbsp; This shift is expected to last another 4 weeks.</strong></p>



<p>City staff encourages everyone to slow down, be patient and obey the traffic signs.&nbsp; In addition, please do not take short-cuts through private property in an attempt to avoid the current traffic shifts/detour routes, as it is illegal and unsafe.&nbsp; And please pause to let people out of their driveways.&nbsp;</p>

<p><strong>Pedestrian Traffic</strong><br />
Sidewalk removal work is in progress this week on the north half of the project.&nbsp; Hoffman Brothers will work to maintain access to businesses.&nbsp; Temporary board walks will be installed as they were on the south.&nbsp; Please be alert for changing conditions and construction activities.</p>

<p>There are parts of the construction zone that are not open to pedestrian traffic.&nbsp; There are also signs designating alternate pedestrian routes throughout the construction zone.&nbsp; Please obey the signs and seek alternate pedestrian routes that don&rsquo;t include walking down the middle of re-routed traffic lanes.</p>

<p><strong>Construction Activities </strong><br />
Sanitary sewer, storm sewer, sanitary and water service lines, and excavation for the roadway continue all week.</p>

<p>Concrete crews will begin installation of curb and gutter between Ann Arbor Street and Maple Road.&nbsp; New sidewalks and parking lanes will be installed this week as well.</p>

<p>Brick work should be close to completion on the south side of Michigan Ave and along S. Ann Arbor Street this week.</p>

<p>The lighting crew will be focused on traffic signal and light pole foundations and underground wiring.</p>

<p>Gas main relocation continues at the east end of the project.</p>

<p>Please stay tuned for updates as the Michigan Ave project progresses.&nbsp; The City of Saline staff will be providing a minimum of a weekly update and sometimes daily informational postings depending on what is taking place in the construction zone.</p>

City of Saline, MI
100 N Harris St
Saline, MI 48176

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 734-429-4907

Todd Campbell
City Manager

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