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Ypsilanti City to Repave Prospect Rd. in 2015
A deteriorated portion of Prospect Rd. (Holmes Rd. to Grove Rd.) will be repaved next year after the Ypsilanti City Council voted in favor of the $1.4 million project.
The city would pay about $566,800 and officials expect to receive $915,200 in federal aid. Federal Surface Transportation Urban funds have been appropriated for the project through the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study. The city plans to spread the cost out over three budget years - fiscal years 2014 - 2016.
Ypsilanti asked OHM Advisors to prepare an analysis of its repair options for Prospect Rd. and the firm said Prospect Rd. between Holmes Rd. and Cross St. is in failed condition. The city identified Prospect Rd. between Holmes Rd. and Cross St. as its "greatest concern," according to OHM. OHM has suggested repavement of the entire Prospect corridor as a possibility.
The city has already secured funding for resurfacing the Prospect Bridge in the 2014 construction season. The project will include resurfacing the bridge deck. The city has also applied for safety grant funding to provide a dedicated left turn signal phase for Prospect Rd. at Michigan Ave.
OHM said the city could see potential savings on construction costs due to volume and elimination of redundant efforts such as traffic control and detours. The city could also see savings on design engineering due to one bid package and a single contract.