Plans move forward on tunnel to Ann Arbor’s riverfront
Ann Arbor – Plans are moving forward on a tunnel in Ann Arbor to improve access to riverfront recreation areas and curb flooding.
The Ann Arbor City Council voted Monday to take a step forward on the project that will go under railroad tracks between Depot Street and the Huron River.
The tunnel will accommodate pedestrians as well as a stormwater sewer. Construction is expected to start this year.
City officials estimate that the flood-control portion of the project totals $5.1 million, with $3.7 million covered by Federal Emergency Management Agency grant funding. The pedestrian trail elements total $2.3 million, including grant money.