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.

WCRC opens two new roundabouts on Textile Road (Ypsilanti Township)

Posted on: August 25th, 2015

Washtenaw County Road Commission has opened two compact urban roundabouts on Textile Road in Ypsilanti Township, one at Hitchingham Road and the other at Stony Creek Road. Construction started on Monday, June 22nd and the roads were re-opened to the public on Tuesday, August 25th.

The primary goal of the Textile Road roundabouts project is to alleviate the congestion caused by peak periods of rush hour traffic and nearby East Arbor Charter Academy and Arbor Preparatory High School. The schools provided $500,000 in funding for the project.

Public Act 283: How we have used the 0.5-Mill to fix local roads

Posted on: August 24th, 2015

Last year, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners used Public Act 283 (P.A. 283) to levy a one-year, 0.5-mill property tax to help address the county’s failing road system at the local level. 

Austin Road Bridges Re-Opened (Saline Township)

Posted on: August 21st, 2015

On Friday, August 21st the Washtenaw County Road Commission re-opened two bridges on Austin Road in Saline Township, one over the Saline River and the other over the Bauer Drain. Both bridges were in “poor” condition and we replaced both structures. We built a conventional bridge over the Saline River and a concrete box culvert over the Bauer Drain.