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Repairs On Ann Arbor's Stadium Boulevard Complete In Time For U-M Football Season

Sep 1, 2017

Michigan Stadium
Credit Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy / flickr.com

A full nine months after work began, Stadium Boulevard has re-opened near Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. 

Work began on repairing and improving Stadium Boulevard near the Big House following the last home football game late last November.

Just over $12 million was spent to install a new sidewalk on the south side, build new retaining walls, and make other visual improvements.

Mike Nearing is a senior project manager for the City of Ann Arbor Engineering Division.  He says they weren't trying to increase capacity but improve road conditions, making it more of a "complete street."

"It's able to used by, you know, pedestrians, motorists, bicyclists, and the like, so we think it kind of has something for everyone."

Nearing said motorists will notice something new in the right turn lane from Stadium Boulevard onto Main Street--it's now a shared lane for motorists and bicyclists.  

He said there are special markings and urges everyone to pay attention and use caution when traveling in that new shared lane.

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