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.
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.
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.
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.