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Ypsilanti City Council To Consider Funding Road Repairs

Apr 15, 2014

Ypsilanti City Council tonight is expected to consider a resolution to spend $249,000 to fix some of the city's worst roads. 

Council member Ricky Jefferson says the city has already had to pay on a couple of claims of bent wheel rims, and the problem is only going to get worse if it's not addressed.

The resolution up for council's consideration would target four specific sections of city streets:

  • Cornell Road from North Huron River Drive to Collegewood, and at the intersections of Kingwood Street and Roosevelt Boulevard.
  • Harriet Street from Burton Court to Huron Street, and the north side of Harriet between Hamilton and Huron Streets.
  • The northbound lanes of North Huron River Drive from Lowell to Cross Street, and from McDonald's to River Rain Apartments.
  • North Prospect Road between Cross Street to just north of Forest Avenue.

The resolution describes these sections of road as "severely impaired" and posing "a monumental safety concern".

Ypsilanti City Council meets in closed session at 6 tonight, with the open session scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in council's chambers, One South Huron Street, downtown.