There’s an agreement for a permanent easement between Bay City and Consumers Energy, paving the way for construction of a new off ramp from east bound Veterans Memorial Bridge into the Uptown development.

City Manager Dana Muscott said Monday, May 20 plans call for some construction to begin later this year. The initial focus besides the ramp and related road to make access into Uptown easier includes demolition of the old F.P. Horak Building.

Other development going in first as part of Uptown’s second phase will include more road, sewer and water infrastructure.