Grants are an important funding source for many road agencies and are awarded by a variety of funding sources. WCRC competes with other road agencies and municipalities across the state for these funds. Grants are often for a very specific purpose, like reducing congestion and cannot be used for general road maintenance.

Potential projects are evaluated by the granting agency based on program-specific metrics. If a grant is awarded, WCRC engineers design the project within the award specifications. The granting agency then reviews and approves the design. Once the design has been approved, the project is bid and constructed.

Check out the chart below to see the current grants being pursued and constructed by WCRC and its contractors. For additional information, please contact the project manager.

2019 Construction Season

Township Project Name Location Granting Agency Source of Funds Construction Year  Date of Application  Decision Date  Grant Amount  Projected Construction Cost  Source of Matching Dollars  Brief Description Status Project Manager
Ann Arbor Huron River Dr Trail
(WCC)
Clark Rd to WCC Fitness Center MDOT – Transportation Alternative Program  Federal 2019 Feb-17 May-17 $292,000 $330,000 Washtenaw County Community College Construct non-motorized pathway Design is in progress Matthew MacDonell, macdonellm@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6688
Lyndon Huron-Waterloo Trail on M-52 Green Lake Campground to North Territorial Rd MDOT – Transportation Alternative Program  Federal 2019 Oct-15 May-16 $810,000 $2,000,000 Huron Waterloo Pathways Intiative and Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Construct non-motorized pathway Design is in progress Matthew MacDonell, macdonellm@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6688
Pittsfield Carpenter Rd Ellsworth Rd to Packard Rd MDOT – Economic Development State 2019 May-17 Dec-17 $375,000 $1,528,000 Federal & WCRC Resurfacing Design is in progress Matthew MacDonell, macdonellm@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6688
Pittsfield Textile Rd 0.5 miles east of State Rd to Michigan Ave MDOT – Economic Development / Transportation Alternative Program State/Federal 2018/2019 2015 Apr-16 TEDF – $2,840,000 / TAP – $800,000 $4,200,000 WCRC, Pittfield Township Pave gravel road and construct non-motorized pathway Construction is in progress Mark McCulloch, mccullochm@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6679
Various County-wide Signal Network County-Wide MDOT – Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality Federal 2019 Mar-18 Apr-18 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 WCRC Upgrade central traffic signal system, etc. Design is in progress Brent Schlack, schlackb@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6670
Various Ypsi / Huron Signals Upgrade County-Wide MDOT – Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality Federal 2019 Mar-18 Apr-18 $488,000 $488,000 WCRC Upgrade central traffic signal system, etc. Design is in progress Brent Schlack, schlackb@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6670
York Ridge Rd At Hack Rd MDOT – Highway Safety Improvement Program Federal 2019 Aug-17 Feb-18 $311,000 $330,000 WCRC Realign intersection, improve curve Design is in progress Brent Schlack, schlackb@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6670
York/City of Saline Saline-Milan Rd Bridge Over Saline River MDOT – Local Bridge Program State/Federal 2019 May-16 Nov-16 $840,000 $885,000 WCRC Replace existing structure Design is in progress Aaron Berkholz, berkholza@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6648
Total $7,756,000

2020 Construction Season

Township Project Name Location Granting Agency Source of Funds Construction Year  Date of Application  Decision Date  Grant Amount  Projected Construction Cost  Source of Matching Dollars  Brief Description Status Project Manager
Scio/Lodi Wagner Rd Ann Arbor-Saline Rd to Liberty Rd MDOT – Highway Safety Improvement Program Federal 2020 Aug-18 Feb-19 $665,000 $665,000 WCRC Roadside safety improvements; centerlane rumbles, signal/sign improvements Application under review Brent Schlack, schlackb@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6670
Scio Huron River Trail
(Border to Border Segment D2)
 Zeeb Rd to Loch Alpine MDOT – Transportation Alternative Program  Federal 2020 Mar-18 Jul-18 $1,000,000 TBD Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative and Washtenaw County Parks Construct non-motorized pathway Design is in progress Matthew MacDonell, macdonellm@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6688
Scio Miller Rd Bridge Over Honey Creek MDOT – Local Bridge Program State/Federal 2020 May-17 Nov-17 $950,000 $1,000,000 WCRC Replace existing structure Design is in progress Aaron Berkholz, berkholza@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6648
Scio Wagner Rd Liberty Rd to Huron River Dr MDOT – Highway Safety Improvement Program Federal 2020 Aug-18 Feb-19 $430,000 $430,000 WCRC Roadside safety improvements; signal/sign improvements Application under review Brent Schlack, schlackb@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6670
Pittsfield/ City of Saline Textile Rd At Woodland Dr MDOT – Highway Safety Improvement Program Federal 2020 Aug-17 Feb-18 $455,000 $506,000 WCRC and City of Saline Construct roundabout Design is in progress Brent Schlack, schlackb@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6670
Various Pittsfield & Ypsilanti Township Signals Upgrade County-Wide MDOT – Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality Federal 2020 Mar-18 Apr-18 $1,053,000 $1,053,000 WCRC 39 Intersections Countywide Design is in progress Brent Schlack, schlackb@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6670
Ypsilanti Hewitt Rd at Burns Ave MDOT – Highway Safety Improvement Program Federal 2020 Aug-18 Feb-19 $292,000 $292,000 Ypsilanti Township Improve pedestrian safety Application under review Brent Schlack, schlackb@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6670
Total:  $4,845,000

Once a grant-funded project has been designed and scheduled, it will be added to the current projects listing for that construction year. Once construction begins, it will be added to the weekly road work update (updated every Thursday during construction season).