Street Resurfacing Update May 4, 2020 (Ardmoor, Avondale, Barnard, Glen Leven, Normandy, Woodland)

May 4, 2020 | Construction

The following construction notice was circulated on May 4, 2020 to affected property owners/residents along Ardmoor Avenue, Avondale Avenue, Barnard Road, Glen Leven Road, Normandy Road, and Woodland Drive regarding resurfacing work planned to begin next week.

I have copied the text of the letter below, as well as images of the original letter.

As the letter states, to receive email updates from the City about this project, please email the project manager David Dykman at


Ardmoor Avenue (Avondale Avenue to West Stadium Boulevard)

Avondale Avenue (Maywood Avenue to Greenview Drive)

Barnard Road (Mershon Drive to Greenview Drive)

Glen Leven Road (Greenview Drive to Woodland Drive)

Normandy Road (Mershon Drive to Greenview Drive)

Woodland Drive (Glen Leven Road to West Stadium Boulevard)

Project Overview

Next week the City of Ann Arbor will begin construction on Phase 1 of the local street portion of the citywide 2020 Street Resurfacing Project. This phase includes the following streets within the limits shown above: Ardmoor Avenue, Avondale Avenue, Barnard Road, Glen Leven Road, Normandy Road, and Woodland Drive. Work will involve:

  • Partial and full depth removal and replacement of the asphalt pavement to eliminate potholes, provide a smoother driving surface, and increase the service life of the roadway.
  • Replacing storm water inlets, segments of concrete curb and driveway openings, areas of concrete sidewalk and driveway approach aprons, and upgrading or installing new concrete sidewalk ramps (as required to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act standards).

Construction staking, videotaping, and “Miss Dig” utility markings (colored flags and paint markings) may have occurred recently and will continue throughout construction. These provide important information to the construction crews – please do not disturb.


On Monday, May 11, 2020, the project contractor, Cadillac Asphalt, and its subcontractors will start construction and expect to complete the Phase 1 work in approximately 4 to 5 weeks, weather permitting.

Maintenance of Traffic

The contractor will maintain local vehicular traffic, pedestrian traffic, and access to residences for a majority of the project. Temporary vehicular access restrictions may occur during the following activities 1) loading/unloading of construction materials 2) the removal and installation of concrete driveway openings and approaches, and 3) the removal and replacement of asphalt pavement.

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 approach, it will also need to restrict driveway access 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

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 an underground sprinkler system, invisible fence, or any other buried feature(s) near the roadway, please contact the Project Manager listed below. Although privately owned features should not be buried in the public right-of-way (generally the area directly behind the curb), we will proceed with caution during excavation if brought to our attention in advance. Unfortunately, if we damage privately owned features buried in the public right-of-way we may not be able to make repairs or provide reimbursement.

Due to the proposed construction activities, it will be necessary for the City to restrict parking and have our contractor place temporary “No Parking” signs along these streets so that work can proceed in a timely manner. The parking restrictions will be in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.

Unfortunately, the construction will generate some dust, noise, and other possible 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. Please place your refuse/recycle/compost bins in their normal location(s) the night before your scheduled pick-up.

Staying Informed

We will use an e-mail notification list to inform those interested in the progress of the project work, and will provide project updates and other important notices to those on this list. If you wish to be included, please contact the Project Manager with your e-mail address.

You may also check the Construction Project webpage at for periodic updates. While there, please consider signing up to receive road or lane closure alerts via email or text.


The State of Michigan Public Act 51 (Gas & Weight Tax Revenues) is funding the project work on these streets.

Please contact the Project Manager with any project related questions or concerns:
David Dykman, P.E. 734-794-6410 ext. 43685
At the Project Site: Call the city inspectors, Gary Shivley (734-765-8154) or Carl Emmons (517-605-9342) or look for the city van.

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this improvement project.

City of Ann Arbor

Public Services Area


Ann Arbor resurfacing update May 4 2020 for Ardmoor Avenue, Avondale Avenue, Barnard Road, Glen Leven Road, Normandy Road, and Woodland Drive (part 1)
Ann Arbor resurfacing update May 4 2020 for Ardmoor Avenue, Avondale Avenue, Barnard Road, Glen Leven Road, Normandy Road, and Woodland Drive (part 2)