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.
"As parts of Washtenaw County received about 14 inches of snow in less than a 48-hour span this weekend, road crews have been logging grueling 12- and 16-hour-long shifts to keep highways and major routes open during the midst of the storm" (Biolchini, 2014).
Amy Biolchini (author) and Melanie Maxwell (photographer) with Ann Arbor News share their view from a Washtenaw County Road Commission snowplow as they ride along with Dave Trinkle and Paul Schneider (respectively) on Monday, January 6.
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The Washtenaw County Road Commission is responsible for winter maintenance on all county roads and State Trunklines. Winter maintenance activities include applying salt and sand, as well as plowing snow on roadways and shoulders.
The Washtenaw County Road Commission, in conjunction with our 20 Townships, federal/state and developer funds, the Enbridge agreement, and Special Assessment Districts, has completed one of the largest construction season workloads on record. For the 2013 construction season, nearly every township increased their contributions for road improvements resulting in $6.4M of local dollars towards over 300 road improvement projects, including Collegewood and Senate Avenues, which have been discussed for the past 20 years. The