Michigan Department of Transportation http://wemu.org en All Lanes Of Eastbound Washtenaw Avenue In Ypsilanti To Be Restored Friday Morning http://wemu.org/post/all-lanes-eastbound-washtenaw-avenue-ypsilanti-be-restored-friday-morning <p>Eastbound Washtenaw Avenue at College Place in Ypsilanti should be back to three lanes of traffic sometime Friday morning.</p><p></p><p></p><p>That's according to the Michigan Department of Transportation, which worked with the city to repair damage to the roadway caused by broken storm water lines.&nbsp;</p><p>The right and center lanes had to be closed in order to make the repairs.&nbsp;</p><p>MDOT says it will have to come back at some point in the future and apply lining to the storm water pipes, which will require a lane closure.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:28:55 +0000 Bob Eccles 44886 at http://wemu.org All Lanes Of Eastbound Washtenaw Avenue In Ypsilanti To Be Restored Friday Morning 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 Area Auto Repair Shops Seeing Results of Nasty Crop of Potholes http://wemu.org/post/area-auto-repair-shops-seeing-results-nasty-crop-potholes <p>Some nasty potholes are gobbling up wheels and tires, and Washtenaw County drivers are paying the price.&nbsp;</p><p>One tipster told WEMU last night that a pothole on Packard Road just west of Platt had a line of cars pulled over to the side of the road with flat tires.&nbsp;</p><p>Jason Gary has seen the damage first-hand.&nbsp; He's parts manager at AutoMotion in Ann Arbor, where they've seen a lot of bent rims.<br /><br />Gary says if a wheel can't be balanced or repaired, it's sent to a wheel straightener in the Detroit area.&nbsp; He says they usually make two or three trips a week to Detroit, but lately they've been sending two or three wheels a day to the vendor.</p><p>Gary says the potholes in our area are the worst he's seen in almost 20 years of living in Michigan.</p><p>That's consistent with a warning earlier this week from the state transportation director, who warned the pothole season may be the worst drivers have experienced. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 01:53:11 +0000 Bob Eccles 41492 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 Stretch Of I-94 Will Be Closed This Weekend http://wemu.org/post/stretch-i-94-will-be-closed-weekend <p>A stretch of Eastbound I-94 on the southern edge of Ann Arbor is going to be closed this weekend. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, it is the first of several planned closures of the highway in coming months.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:25:19 +0000 Andrew Cluley 32073 at http://wemu.org