By Andrew Cluley
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has taken the first step to replacing a pair of aging bridges on Stadium that cross State Street and railroad tracks just east of Michigan stadium.
Monday night, council approved a one-point-two million dollar contract with Northwest Consultants for preliminary engineering services.
Public Services Administrator Sue McCormick says it'll be at least two years before actual construction begins.
The initial cost estimate is about 31 million dollars.
Also Monday night, city council changed the zoning designation for one of the primary business areas bordering the University's of Michigan's main campus.
With little discussion, council approved central business district and parking district zoning for the stretch of South University between East University and Washtenaw.
The move reduces the number of zoning designations in the area from five to two, and extends down East University, Church Street, and Forest Street to Willard.