Feedback sought for the “ Route Ypsilanti ” project aimed at reducing speeding
YPSILANTI, MI – Ypsilanti officials want people to add their voices to the ongoing conversation around designs to reduce speed on city streets.
The Washtenaw Area Traffic Study has partnered with the Town of Ypsilanti for the “Ypsilanti Road” project this summer, which will focus on traffic calming solutions.
Four areas of Ypsilanti are the focus of the Non-Motorized Road Safety Project – East Cross Street from North Prospect Road to North River Street, North Prospect Road from Cross Street to the northern city limits, North Mansfield Street from Washtenaw Avenue to South Congress Street and 2nd Avenue from Michigan Avenue to Monroe Avenue.
Potential safety installations include sidewalk extensions, walkway treatments, shared lane markings, bicycle lockers and marker signs, according to the project’s website.
The public is invited to participate in an online survey through May 26 on the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study website. A virtual engagement meeting is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12 on Zoom.
Each resident along the corridor will also receive a design survey in the mail to complete by May 26th.
Individuals can also attend an in-person engagement meeting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 17 at the Amusement Park, 1017 Congress Street, and again from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19.
A COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor will run alongside those meetings, officials said.
Another face-to-face meeting to discuss the future of the Ypsilanti Route Project is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 20 at Parkridge Park, 791 Harriet Street.
For more information, visit the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study website.
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