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Leadership changes at the Road Commission's District #3

Posted on: June 9th, 2016

After 32 years of service at the Washtenaw County Road Commission, District #3 Foreman, Dave Trinkle, will retire at the end of June 2016. Mr. Trinkle began his career at WCRC in 1984 as a light truck driver and has worked as the District #3 Foreman since 2009. WCRC thanks Mr. Trinkle for his years of service maintaining the roads in Lyndon, Dexter, Sylvan and Lima townships.

 

WCRC announces winner of roundabout PSA contest

Posted on: June 6th, 2016

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) recently held a roundabout public service announcement (PSA) competition with students in Saline High School’s video production class.

The competition challenged students to develop effective, 30- or 60-second PSAs that addressed motorists’ “failure to yield” and explained how to enter roundabouts correctly.

Failed Hack Road Culvert Replaced and Reopened to Traffic

Posted on: May 12th, 2016

On Tuesday, May 10, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) reopened Hack Road after completing construction of a new aluminum box culvert within weeks of the start of the 2016 construction season. The success of this project was the result of a unique collaboration between WCRC, the Lenawee County Road Commission (LCRC), Saline Township and Macon Township.

Washtenaw County Board rejects resolution to place four-year road & non-motorized path millage before the voters

Posted on: May 5th, 2016

On Wednesday, May 4, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners voted down a resolution to place a four-year road & non-motorized path millage on the August 2 ballot. If approved by voters, the millage would have levied 0.5 mills and raised approximately $7.2 million for road and path improvements county-wide, at an average cost of $35 per year for homeowners.

Pittsfield Township to benefit from State Transportation Economic Development Grant

Posted on: April 20th, 2016

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded a state transportation economic development grant (TEDF) to the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) to fund the reconstruction, paving, and widening of the gravel segment of Textile Road from State Road to Platt Road in Pittsfield Township. The project is scheduled for 2017.

WCRC Launches Roundabout Questionnaire

Posted on: April 4th, 2016

On Monday, April 4, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) launched a Roundabout User Questionnaire. The goal of the questionnaire is to collect the community’s opinion and experiences traveling the county’s roundabouts.  The roundabout questionnaire was developed with support from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Results will be shared with FHWA at a later date. The questionnaire will remain open until Monday, May 2, 2016.