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Washtenaw County Road Millage

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014

Following a public hearing and lengthy debate, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners voted 6-3 to approve a 0.5-mill tax that is expected to raise approximately $7.3 million for projects to be completed in 2015.  

Click here to view the road funding map for County, City, and Village roads to be funded with the new tax. 

Salt Price Spike Hits County Budgets Hard

Posted on: October 7th, 2014

Roy Townsend, Managing Director of the Washtenaw County Road Commission, says the brutal winter last year cost the county nearly $1 million more than what a typical winter would cost. That's between the increased salt price, overtime pay for staff, and extra wear and tear on the equipment. 

Listen to Michigan Radio conversation with Roy Townsend, Managing Director of Washtenaw County » »

Road Commission Building


The Washtenaw County Road Commission is responsible for maintaining a road system that is reasonably safe and convenient to the traveling public.

The agency is governed by a three-member Board of County Road Commissioners: Douglas E. Fuller (Chair), Barbara Ryan Fuller (Vice-Chair), and  William McFarlane (Member). The day-to-day operations are overseen by Managing Director, Roy D. Townsend, and carried out by its 130 employees (115 active).