William (Bill) McFarlane, a lifelong resident of Superior Township, was appointed as the newest member of the Washtenaw County Board of Road Commissioners (WCRC) on March 19, 2014 by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners to fill the seat left vacant by the recent death of Fred Veigel. The remainder of that six-year term runs through Dec. 31, 2014.
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Lansing, Mich. – Although motorists are already frustrated with pothole season, the County Road Association of Michigan warns the worst is probably yet to come. Michigan residents have more to look forward to than just the opening of baseball season this week.
Washtenaw County, Mich. — The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) warns motorists that many roads in the county have already become rough and others are likely to become more difficult to navigate in the coming days, as temperatures continue to rise during the day, but dip below freezing on some nights.
- By driving extra cautiously and not tailgating, drivers have more time to see and react to any potholes they're approaching.
- Properly inflated tires in good condition handle potholes better than worn, over-inflated or under-inflated tires.
It is with deep regret that the Washtenaw County Road Commission says their final good bye to Commissioner Fred Veigel. Fred Veigel served on the Washtenaw County Board of Road Commissioners since he was first appointed by the County Board of Commissioners in December of 1990 and officially assumed his Road Commission position in January 1991. His service of 23 years to the Road Commission was the second longest in the Road Commissions history with H.L. Frisinger serving 30 (1940-1970) and Norman Kennedy also serving 23 (1981-2004).
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Lansing, Mich. – As snow and rain fall across Michigan again today, the County Road Association of Michigan applauded the action of the Michigan Senate, which today passed a $100 million supplemental to assist road agencies with the extreme cost overruns that have occurred so far this winter.