Hoover/Greene/Hill construction begins May 6th

Apr 24, 2019 | Construction

June 4, 2019 update: I posted an update from City staff dated June 3rd

Road construction on Hoover Avenue, Greene Street, and Hill Street will start on May 6, 2019, and is scheduled to complete in November 2019.

I copied this map of the affected area from a report on the City’s web page for this project:

Hoover Greene Hill Ann Arbor construction map April 2019

The following information was mailed to Ward 4 residents in the affected area. I’ve copied the full text below, and also attached images of the letter at the bottom of this post.


Project Overview

Starting the week of May 6, the City of Ann Arbor will begin construction on the Hoover, Greene, & Hill Improvement Project. The limits of work are:

  • Hoover Avenue – Main Street to State Street
  • Greene Street – Hill Street to Kipke Drive
  • Hill Street – Adams Street to Fifth Avenue

Work will include:

  • Removing and replacing the asphalt pavement to provide a smoother driving surface.
  • Replacing storm water inlets, sections of storm sewer to help with flooding, segments of concrete curb, areas of concrete sidewalk, and upgrading or installing new concrete sidewalk ramps (as required to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act standards).
  • New 12-inch water main will be run along the length of Hoover Avenue and a portion of Hill Street (between Adams to Fifth).


On May 6, 2019, our contractor, E.T. Mackenzie, and its subcontractors will start construction and expect to complete the work by mid-November, weather permitting.

Maintenance of Traffic

Local vehicular traffic and access to residences will be maintained, as well as pedestrian traffic, during the majority of the project. There is a planned closure of Hoover between Greene and Division during the initial phase of construction. Near the end of the project, Hill Street will then be temporarily closed between Adams and Fifth.

Temporary vehicular access restrictions may occur during loading/unloading of construction materials, and during the removal and placement of concrete or asphalt pavement. On-street parking will be temporarily restricted on Greene Street and on portions of adjacent streets.

Impacts to Residents

Driveways will remain accessible during the project except during certain construction activities. Where the contractor needs to remove and replace the concrete curb opening and/or drive approach, driveway access will need to be restricted for 3 to 4 days while the concrete cures. Where properties are accessible from more than one location the contractor will alternate work and completely close one location while keeping the other(s) open until the work at each is complete. If, due to special circumstances, you require uninterrupted access, please contact the City in advance. The contractor is required to provide advance notice of such work.

Concrete curb and gutter replacement will generally include 1 to 2 feet of excavation in the directly adjacent public right-of-way. The contractor will restore all damaged lawn areas resulting from this work. If you are aware of any underground sprinkler systems, invisible fence, or any other buried feature(s) near the street, please contact us. Although privately owned features should not be buried in the public right-of-way (generally the area directly behind the curb), the contractor will proceed with caution during excavation if brought to our attention in advance. Unfortunately, if such privately owned features are damaged, it will be the property owner’s responsibility to make repairs.

Unfortunately, the construction will generate some dust, noise, and other inconveniences. We will do what we can to minimize these.

The City and contractor will work together to maintain refuse/recycling/compost collection, utility services, and mail delivery throughout the project duration.

Staying Informed

We will provide road closure/detour updates via a2gov.org/RoadConstruction. While there, please consider also signing up to receive road or lane closure alerts via email or text.

As well, please visit the construction website (https://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/Pages/Hoover%2c-Greene%2c-%26-Hill-Improvement-Project.aspx) for additional details and to subscribe for regular project updates.

Please contact the City’s project manager with any project related questions or concerns:

Chris Wall, P.E.

734-794-6410 x43661



At the Project Site, call the inspector:

Jason Yoscovits
or look for the WadeTrim Truck.


The City of Ann Arbor is funding the project work on these utilities and streets.
Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this improvement project.

City of Ann Arbor
Public Services Area – Engineering

Copied below are images of the letter sent to residents:

Hoover Greene Hill Ann Arbor construction letter April 2019 side 1
Hoover Greene Hill Ann Arbor construction letter April 2019 side 2