The Barton Sidewalk Project was constructed to eliminate a gap in the city's sidewalk system. It qualified as a special assessment of property owners. 

Barton Sidewalk Project: Timeline

  • 2015-May-4 The Barton Sidewalk Project appears on the May 4, 2015 agenda of the Ann Arbor City Council as part of a $74,794 General Fund appropriation and $7,500 Park Maintenance and Capital Improvements Millage Fund appropriation. As an appropriation made after the annual budget was adopted, the sidewalk project appropriation requires eight votes on the 11-member Council. Also covered by the same appropriation is a sidewalk project on Scio Church Road. The total project budget previously approved was $445,706, which included revenue from several sources, including Federal Surface Transportation - Urban (STPU) funds, general funds, and special assessments. Based on actual planning and design costs, actual construction bids, and cost estimates for construction related engineering, administration, inspection, testing, and contingencies, the updated project budget is estimated to be $528,000.00. The primary cause of the increased project cost is the construction bids, which came in higher than anticipated.