The Washtenaw County Road Commission maintains 1,649 miles of public roads in Washtenaw County. All primary and local public roads located outside the cities and villages are maintained by WCRC crews, who provide services such as dust control, snow removal, sign repair and a variety of other services.

To report an issue, please use our online form  or download our “WCRC Fix It” app for iPhone and Android. If you are reporting a road emergency, please contact WCRC directly at (734) 761-1500.

Snow & Ice Removal

WCRC clears over 1,649 miles of county roads based on a priority system that starts with highways and paved county roads, followed by subdivision and gravel roads.

Long or back-to-back storms may delay WCRC’s response time on subdivision and unpaved roads. It is the responsibility of the homeowners and business owners to clear snow from their driveways and sidewalks. To learn more about WCRC’s winter maintenance activities, visit our FAQ.

Grading

WCRC is responsible for maintaining 771 miles of unpaved roads. Most unpaved road maintenance occurs during the summer and fall. Maintenance efforts last longest when conditions are dry and warm. Frozen roads are too hard and cannot be graded.  In the spring, roads thaw and become saturated with moisture. Aggressive maintenance during the spring thawing period they can make muddy conditions worse. For more about unpaved roads, visit our FAQ.

Dust Control

All gravel roads give off dust. During the dry summer months, crews stabilize gravel roads by applying brine (a salt/water mixture).  Brine application decreases dust and attracts the right amount of moisture to help keep the road together. For more about unpaved roads, visit our FAQ.

Potholes

A pothole is typically fixed by cleaning out the loose debris and filling it with hot or cold asphalt patch. If you are reporting a pothole that you view as an emergency or potentially harmful, please contact WCRC immediately at (734) 761-1500. For more about potholes, visit our FAQ.

Animal in the Roadway

WCRC only removes large animals, such as deer, from the roadway when the remains pose a safety concern. Crews will pull animal remains far enough off the road as not to interfere with travel. WCRC does not have the resources to completely remove and dispose of animal remains located in the road right-of-way.

Traffic Signal Repairs

WCRC maintains approximately 200 traffic signals/flashing beacons at intersections throughout Washtenaw County. If a signal is flashing, off, damaged, or a red bulb is out, please call WCRC immediately at (734) 761-1500. For more about traffic signals, visit our FAQ.

If you are requesting a new traffic signal, please call WCRC directly at (734) 761-1500.

Traffic Sign Repairs

WCRC is responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining approximately 30,000 traffic control signs throughout the county. If you are reporting a stop, stop ahead, or railroad sign that has been knocked down or is missing, please notify WCRC immediately at 734-761-1500. For more about traffic signs, visit our FAQ.

If you are requesting a new traffic sign, please call WCRC directly at (734) 761-1500.

Roadside Tree Removal/Maintenance

WCRC only removes trees located within the road right-of-way, typically 33-feet from the center line of the road. If the tree is not in the road right-of-way, citizens can obtain a free permit from the Road Commission and remove them tree themselvesPlease visit our Permits page for more information.

Due to a high volume of requests for tree removal and limited resources, WCRC may place your request on a removal list, but it may take several months or more to complete the request.

Roadside Brush & Vegetation Removal

WCRC only removes brush and vegetation that is located within the road right-of-way, typically 33-feet from the center line of the road. Clearing vegetation from driveways and private roads is outside WCRC’s jurisdiction and is the responsibility of the property owner.

Roadside Drainage Issues

WCRC will investigate and correct roadside drainage issues that are located within the road right-of-way, typically 33-feet from the center line of the road.

Litter/Trash

WCRC may pick up litter/trash that is located within the road right-of-way as time permits, or will refer the issue to a local unit of government. If you are reporting litter or trash in a roadway that poses an immediate danger, please call us immediately at (734) 761-1500.

Guardrail Repairs

When guardrail deteriorates or is struck by a vehicle and damaged, WCRC will repair or replace the guardrail.

Flooding

WCRC will investigate and correct roadway flooding issues. The cause and extent of flooding will determine WCRC’s response.  Sometimes crews can remove the obstruction and flooding will recede, other times WCRC must close the road, place warning signs and wait for flooding to recede itself. If there is water over the road, please call WCRC immediately at (734) 761-1500.

Pavement Markings

WCRC is responsible for maintaining approximately 2,000 miles of pavement markings, including several legends and symbols. When pavement markings wear down, WCRC will repaint/reapply markings. If you are requesting a change in pavement markings, such as changing lines in the road from dashed to solid, please contact WCRC directly at (734) 761-1500.

Report an Issue:

How to Report an Issue using WCRC Fix It:

  1. Make sure the Report tab is selected
  2. Drag the map marker to the location of your issue, or type in the address directly.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Choose a service request Category from the drop-down menu that matches your issue.
  5. Enter a Title (required), additional Description (optional), and attach an Image (optional).
  6. Click Submit. You may need to scroll down to see the blue Submit button.

The WCRC Fix It app is available on the following platforms: