If you missed the headlines last week, the fundraising effort to help repave additional portions of Huron River Drive (HRD) exceeded the initial goal. And a second goal. It's now working its way toward a third. An article about the fund raising progress is available from AnnArbor.com. Additional details--including maps of the sections covered by the donations--are available on Greenview Data's Community Projects page.
The outcome of the fundraising is that when repaving on HRD wraps up in September (they will begin the week of August 23), we can expect very smooth riding from Foster Rd. (east end of the project) to a little west of Zeeb. This whole stretch has poor pavement conditions, but the donations make possible the resurfacing of sections that were omitted from the original repaving plans and encompass the very worst sections.
The Ann Arbor Velo Club contributed $1000 to this effort, and many people have said they made individual contributions that have added up to the $42,000+ raised so far. Thanks to all!
Many thanks to Debbie Green and Ted Green (CEO of Greenview Data including its SpamStopsHere product) who initiated the project and have worked in conjunction with the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society (AABTS) to make the idea soon become a reality.