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
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.
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.
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.
On Tuesday, March 1, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) unanimously approved a resolution in support of a county-wide road funding ballot initiative. The resolution requests that the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners place a four-year 0.5 road millage before the voters during the August 2, 2016 primary. WCRC estimates that the initiative would improve nearly 200 miles of road improvements over the duration of the millage.