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City of Saline, MI
Friday October 21st, 2016 :: 01:54 p.m. EDT


Michigan Ave Update

<p>Even with the increased rain events, Hoffman Bros. and their sub-contractors continue their efforts to complete the Michigan Ave reconstruction project by the end of November 2016.&nbsp; The remaining work this week includes pouring of the concrete intersection and crosswalks at N. Ann Arbor and the approach at the bridge on the west end of the project.&nbsp; The contractors will also continue working on various items on N. Ann Arbor Street.&nbsp; <strong>Note: A significant change in traffic routes is scheduled to take place next, Friday, October 28th at 7am.&nbsp; N. Ann Arbor Street is scheduled to re-open next Friday and the intersection at Maple and Michigan is scheduled to be closed for two weeks.&nbsp; The closing of the Maple/Michigan intersection will obviously have a substantial impact on local traffic, especially during student drop-off and pick-up times.&nbsp; Additionally, Mills Street is scheduled to be closed for one week, beginning early Monday, October 24th.&nbsp; </strong></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 October 24th:&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</u></strong><br />
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<strong>Traffic Information</strong><br />
The following streets are scheduled to remain open this coming week:&nbsp; Harris, Davenport and Lewis.&nbsp;</p>

<p>N. Ann Arbor Street is scheduled to re-open Friday, October 28th.&nbsp; Maple is scheduled to close Friday, October 28th for two weeks. &nbsp;Mills Street is scheduled to close on Monday, October 24th for one week.</p>

<p><strong>Note: Downtown Parking Lot #1 (NE quadrant of downtown) has limited access from Hall Street until the new drive approaches at N. Ann Arbor Street are completed. </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 />
Temporary access has been installed to businesses on N. Ann Arbor Street.&nbsp; Sidewalk replacement continues to progress this week on the north half of the project.</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></p>

<p>Fine grading in preparation for paving from Monroe Street west to the bridge this coming week.</p>

<p>Asphalt paving from Maple west where it is needed is scheduled for next Thursday and Friday.&nbsp;</p>

<p>More concrete curb &amp; gutter and other concrete flat work is planned.</p>

<p>The decorative brick crew is scheduled to continue their work at various locations within the construction zone.&nbsp;</p>

<p>The street light and traffic signal crew will continue with the installation of light pole bases and conduit.&nbsp; Crews will also begin pulling wire and standing light poles this coming week.</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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