Sec.1 - Introduction

This document contains detailed procedures and regulations for the preparation, review, approval, and denial of plans for public roads within land development to be constructed within Washtenaw County. The publication is intended to assist design engineers who prepare the plans, Road Commission staff who review the plans, Township officials, and members of the Board of County Road Commissioners who approve the plans and ultimately accept new roads into the Washtenaw County road system. The Road Commission is required by statute to maintain public roads under its jurisdiction in reasonable repair, so as to be reasonably safe and convenient for public travel. The Road Commission will not accept jurisdiction over any road which is not designed and constructed to current standards for public roads.


The scope of this document applies only to those lands located outside the corporate limits of all cities and villages within the County of Washtenaw and to lands within incorporated areas when said lands are subject to public highways and roads under the jurisdiction of the Board of County Road Commissioners of the County of Washtenaw, State of Michigan.


This document, adopted by resolution by the Board of County Road Commissioners at its meeting held on October 19, 2004, supersedes the previous Washtenaw County Road Commission publication, Procedures and Guidelines for Developing Public Roads, dated May 15, 1997.


The content of this document does not supersede any part of Act 288, P.A. of 1967, as amended, commonly known as the Land Division Act, and is intended for use only as an instrument to expedite the processing of proposed public road developments to be constructed within Washtenaw County.


If any part of these rules and regulations shall be found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or illegal, no such finding shall in any way affect, impair or invalidate any other provision contained in these rules and regulations, and such other provisions shall remain in full force and effect. To this end, these rules and regulations are declared severable.


In the event that the standards contained herein change between the approval date of the Preliminary Plat and submission of Road and Drainage Plans for a particular phase of a development, the standards in effect when the Road and Drainage Plans are submitted shall be followed.


Procedures & Regulations for Developing Public Roads, effective October, 19 2004