Washtenaw Avenue http://wemu.org en Final ReImagine Washtenaw Report Released http://wemu.org/post/final-reimagine-washtenaw-report-released <p>The final <strong><a href="http://www.washtenawavenue.org/">ReImagine Washtenaw </a></strong>Report outlines changes designed to make the five-mile stretch of Washtenaw Avenue between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti more transit-centered and bike and pedestrian friendly.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The plan calls for improvements such as large center medians and buffered bike lanes.&nbsp;</p><p>Communities along the corridor are expected to soon begin making some of the smaller changes outlined in the plan, like connecting sections of sidewalk that currently have gaps between them.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 06:01:26 +0000 Bob Eccles 45531 at http://wemu.org Final ReImagine Washtenaw Report Released Washtenaw Avenue At College Place To Re-Open Friday http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-avenue-college-place-re-open-friday <p>The right and center lanes of eastbound Washtenaw Avenue should re-open sometime Friday, as repairs are made to a sinkhole caused by failure of a storm water line.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The city of Ypsilanti assisted M-DOT with the repairs Tuesday.&nbsp; M-DOT says concrete will be poured Wednesday, and the road should be back to three lanes of traffic on Friday.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:53:57 +0000 Bob Eccles 44785 at http://wemu.org Washtenaw Avenue At College Place To Re-Open Friday Garden Ridge Ready To Move Into Kmart Building http://wemu.org/post/garden-ridge-ready-move-kmart-building <p>The Kmart store on Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti Township may be closing, but the building won't be empty for long.&nbsp;</p><p>Township Supervisor Brenda Stumbo says Plano, Texas-based home decor chain Garden Ridge is ready to move in.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:12:36 +0000 Bob Eccles 44135 at http://wemu.org Garden Ridge Ready To Move Into Kmart Building Washtenaw County Likely to Include Affordable Housing in Redevelopment Plans for Platt Property http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-county-likely-include-affordable-housing-redevelopment-plans-platt-property <div>Affordable housing will likely be included in the redevelopment of Washtenaw County's old Juvenile Center on Platt Road. &nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 07:41:47 +0000 Andrew Cluley 41155 at http://wemu.org Weather Delays Washtenaw Avenue Repairs http://wemu.org/post/weather-delays-washtenaw-avenue-repairs <p>It's going to take a little longer to get the center turn lane and eastbound lanes of Washtenaw Avenue open again in Ypsilanti.&nbsp;</p><p>Crews working to repair damage caused by last weekend's broken water main were hoping to have the road completely re-opened by today, but the weather is pushing that back to Saturday afternoon.&nbsp;</p><p>The Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority has been working to fill in voids below the pavement caused by water that gushed from the main.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:51:26 +0000 Bob Eccles 40348 at http://wemu.org Washtenaw Avenue Partially Re-Opened in Ypsilanti http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-avenue-partially-re-opened-ypsilanti <p>Two-way traffic is now flowing along the westbound lanes of Washtenaw Avenue between Mansfield and Hewitt, where crews are working to repair damage from a weekend water main break.&nbsp;</p><p>Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority Director Jeff Castro says our recent frigid weather was to blame for the problem.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:23:10 +0000 Bob Eccles 40244 at http://wemu.org Water Main Break to Affect Washtenaw Traffic Until Wednesday or Thursday http://wemu.org/post/water-main-break-affect-washtenaw-traffic-until-wednesday-or-thursday <p>A weekend water main break will cause a stretch of Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti to remain closed until late Wednesday or early Thursday.</p><p>That's according to Mark Sweeney, MDOT's manager for the Washtenaw area.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Sweeney says the pipe broke Sunday morning, and the force of the escaping water lifted the roadway off its foundation. He says engineers now have to make sure any "voids" created by the water under the road surface are repaired before Washtenaw Avenue can re-open.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:29:15 +0000 Bob Eccles 40161 at http://wemu.org 2nd Annual Ann Arbor Marathon Set for Sunday http://wemu.org/post/2nd-annual-ann-arbor-marathon-set-sunday <p>Those who ran the first-ever Ann Arbor Marathon last year, can expect some changes this year. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports,&nbsp; there will be some route changes aimed at making it easier for motorists to get around town during the Sunday races.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:51:41 +0000 Andrew Cluley 30509 at http://wemu.org ReImagine Washtenaw Holds Public Workshops http://wemu.org/post/reimagine-washtenaw-holds-public-workshops <p>ReImagine Washtenaw is holding a series of public workshops.&nbsp; WEMU's Bob Eccles interviewed project manager Nathan Voght.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 22:43:23 +0000 Bob Eccles 30034 at http://wemu.org ReImagine Washtenaw Holds Public Workshops