Maywood Ave Storm Sewer and Water Construction Scheduled to begin May 28th

May 28, 2019 | Construction

I previously posted about this project here:

As I posted previously, questions about the project should be directed to Tesha Humphriss at 734-794-6410 ext. 43672, or at

The mailing copied at the bottom of this post was sent last week by the City to residents near Maywood Ave. I have copied the text of the mailing below.

Construction work scheduled to begin soon.

  • This project was placed in the capital improvement plan due to infrastructure improvement needs; both the storm sewer and water main on Maywood Avenue will be upgraded
  • The limits of this project are primarily Maywood Avenue
  • Avondale Avenue, between Maywood and Mershon, will also be impacted due to the extent of the required water main upgrades.
  • Maywood Ave and Avondale Ave, between Mershon and Maywood, will be resurfaced at the end of the project
  • Avondale will be closed between Mershon and Maywood for a majority of the project

Storm Sewer Upgrades:

The existing storm sewer system on Maywood is old, deteriorating, and has reduced capacity. The proposed storm sewer upgrades on Maywood will allow for better conveyance of storm water flow.

Water Service:

The existing water distribution line is old, undersized, and has experienced several breaks. New water main will be installed along Maywood and on Avondale between Maywood and Mershon.

Water service will be maintained during construction, except for brief periods when the new water main is tied in to the existing main, and when house services are transferred to the new main. Prior to any planned water service interruption, you will receive an orange door-hanger at least a day in advance. Some residents on adjacent streets may not experience interruption to their water service, and will not receive the door-hanger.

Due to the need for the City to open and close water main valves in the vicinity of the project, it is normal for some sediment in the water mains to be disturbed. As a result, you may observe that your water appears cloudy or rusty. While undesirable, the sediment is not harmful, and can be cleared by running cold water for several minutes. It is recommended that you run water from a basement faucet, or the lowest location in your residence.

Traffic, Parking and Access:

The construction area will be posted closed to traffic, and will also be posted NO PARKING to allow room for construction access and operations. Local access for vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be maintained. Access to driveways will be maintained except for periods when the construction work is in the immediate vicinity of the driveway.

During the pavement work there will be limited access to the street and driveways, and residents on will received notification delivered to their door beforehand. Trash and recycle collection, emergency vehicle access, and mail delivery will be maintained throughout the project.

General Information:

The work on this project will be performed by Douglas N Higgins, Inc., of Ann Arbor Michigan; and will be inspected by the City of Ann Arbor.

Normal work hours are to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday thru Saturday. Contractor operations beyond those hours, or on Sunday, would only be allowed by the City if there is critical work that needs to be completed outside of normal work times.

Construction Updates:

If you wish to receive general construction updates throughout the project please send an email with the subject header “Maywood Construction Updates” to

Questions about this project:

On Site: The on-site City inspector will be Karl Shuler, just look for the city truck.

From the Project Manager:

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

Maywood Ave Ann Arbor construction May 28 2019

This is a map of the project area previously sent to residents:

Maywood Ann Arbor storm sewer upgrade May 2019 part 3