Cold Weather Delaying Start Of Ann Arbor-Saline Road Construction Project

Mar 26, 2014

The road construction project on Ann Arbor-Saline between Eisenhower and Oak Valley Drive that was expected to start next week won’t get going for another couple of weeks or so because the ground remains frozen. 

Ann Arbor-Saline Road
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Washtenaw County Road Commission, Pittsfield Township, and Ann Arbor officials shared details of the project and listened to community concerns last night.

Pittsfield Township resident Shelly Turner believes the project is needed but still has some concerns.


Turner thinks area businesses might be impacted in the short run, but believes they will bounce right back once the project is done.

Katie Eory lives near the intersection of Lohr and Oak Valley which will be along the detour route most of the summer.  Eory thinks the traffic nuisance will be well worth the benefits of a new road, but does have one fear.


The project will be divided into three phases, with only Northbound traffic during the first phase, the bridge over I-94 closed in the second phase, and only southbound traffic near the end of summer.

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Later in the fall after the project is completed updates to the traffic lights will be done to improve traffic flow along Ann Arbor Saline. 

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.