Dark Signals: What happens when a traffic signal loses power?

Posted on: November 16th, 2015

During storms and high winds, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) receives many phone calls about loss of power at signalized intersections. Residents often ask how WCRC responds to “dark signals” and how to drive safely through intersections where a traffic light has lost power.

What are WCRC’s next steps after a signal loses power?

Paving Gravel Roads: North Delhi Road Improvement Project

Posted on: November 10th, 2015

In November 2015, the Washtenaw County Road Commission finished the North Delhi Road Improvement Project located between Huron River Drive and Eastgate Drive on the Scio/Webster Township line. North Delhi Road was a gravel road with high daily traffic counts and poor drainage.

The Scio Township community had wanted to pave North Delhi Road for some time, but due to state inaction on road funding and rising road construction costs, the Washtenaw County Road Commission did not have the resources necessary to convert North Delhi Road into a paved road.  

Strawberry Lake Road Culvert Closed until Further Notice

Posted on: November 9th, 2015

The culvert on Strawberry Lake Road, west of Mast Road, in Webster Township was recently closed to all traffic until further notice. This was an unexpected closure. The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) attempted to temporarily repair the culvert earlier this year, but the repair failed due to the overall poor condition of the culvert.   

WCRC Successfully Completes 2015 P.A. 283 Millage Projects

Posted on: November 3rd, 2015

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) has successfully completed all 2015 Public Act 283 (P.A. 283) road projects funded by the 0.5 road millage levied by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners last year. Unfortunately, many roads in Washtenaw County remain in poor condition and without state action Washtenaw County’s road conditions will continue to deteriorate.

Recap: Baker Rd Intersections Public Meeting

Posted on: October 23rd, 2015

On Wednesday, October 14th, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) and the City of Dexter, in cooperation with Dexter Community Schools and Scio Township, held a public information meeting to evaluate options to improve the Baker Road intersections at Shield Road and Dan Hoey Road in the City of Dexter. 

2015-2016 Winter Maintenance Guidelines Approved

Posted on: October 21st, 2015

On Tuesday, October 20th the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) approved their 2015-2016 Winter Maintenance Guidelines. The Winter Maintenance Guidelines outline WCRC’s snow plowing and maintenance priorities for the upcoming winter season.

Saturday (10/17) is 'Shake Your Mailbox' Day

Posted on: October 14th, 2015

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) encourages residents to prepare for winter by shaking their mailbox this Saturday, as Governor Snyder has officially proclaimed Saturday, October 17th as the 7th annual “Shake your Mailbox Day” in Michigan.

While snow plows operators drive slowly, usually at 25 mph or less, the force of snow thrown from a plow is enough to knock down a loose mailbox. WCRC encourages residents to give their mailbox an aggressive shake.  If the mailbox moves it needs maintenance before the winter season begins.

Collaborating Across County Lines

Posted on: October 13th, 2015

While lawmakers in Lansing continue to discuss a long term road funding solution, at the local level the Washtenaw County Road Commission is collaborating across county lines to make necessary road improvements with limited county road commission funding.

2016 Wiard Road Project FAQ

Posted on: October 8th, 2015

The purpose of this document is to inform residents, businesses, area motorists, emergency services, public agencies and other project stakeholders of the proposed project at Wiard Road and Tyler Road. The Washtenaw County Road Commission is at the beginning stages of this project and this FAQ is preliminary. We will distribute a revised FAQ providing more specific construction details next year, before construction begins.




Repaving North Territorial Road

Posted on: September 24th, 2015

The Washtenaw County Road Commission recently finished repaving 26 miles of North Territorial Road, a multi-year project that involved federal and local funding. North Territorial Road is one of the Washtenaw County Road Commissions’ top priority roads because it is the main east-west primary road in the northern half of Washtenaw County. North Territorial Road stretches across Washtenaw County for 26 miles, from M-52 to the Wayne County line.