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City Of Ann Arbor To Reconfigure Some Streets For 90 Days Due To COVID-19

Aug 6, 2020

The City of Ann Arbor is working with the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority to reconfigure some city streets for 90 days.  

It’s all part of a project to expand safe social distancing for pedestrians and cyclists due to COVID-19.  Nine streets across the city will see changes, such as the removal of turning lanes and parking spaces.  Maura Thomson is the communications manager for the DDA.

Maura Thomson: So, the DDA is installing a two-way, separated biking and walking lane on Division Street from Packard to Broadway, the city is going to expand that connection over the Broadway bridge.   

South Main Street and Miller Avenue are two other locations that will also see changes during the project that is scheduled to start sometime next week.  Both the city and the DDA will monitor the effectiveness of the project to further discuss the issue after the 90 days.

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