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Bemis Road

Location of roadwork:
at Moon Road

Township:
Pittsfield, York

When is the work being done:
Road closure starts September 12, 2018 and intersection will be closed until late-October

Description of work:
Roundabout

Impact on Traffic:
Intersection will be closed to traffic during the project. A detour will be posted.

Funding Source(s):
Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF)

Latest Updates

October 31, 2018 Road Closure: Moon Road and Bemis and Moon Roundabout (York and Pittsfield Townships)

WHEN: Starting Thursday, November 1, 2018

WHERE: Moon Road between Willis Road and Bemis Road in York Township; and the Moon Road and Bemis Road Roundabout on the border of York and Pittsfield Townships

WHY: Road resurfacing and pavement markings

BACKGROUND: The planned work on Moon Road and at the Moon Road and Bemis Road roundabout has been postponed due to weather. It will now start on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) and its contractor will close Moon Road between Willis Road and Bemis Road in York Township; and the new roundabout at Moon Road and Bemis Road on the border of Pittsfield and York Townships.

During the closure, WCRC will finish paving Moon Rd and apply pavement markings within the roundabout. The road and roundabout are expected to reopen Friday, November 2 in the afternoon. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions and other circumstances.

Residents and property owners, who live internal to the project limits on Moon Road, will be provided access to their home or business but the roundabout will be closed to all traffic.

DETOUR: The posted detour will be Willis Road to Platt Road to Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12).

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, or via email at bernbeckm@wcroads.org

For more information about WCRC road closures visit wcroads.org/news/media-advisories.

ISSUE DATE: 10/31/18

October 29, 2018 Road Closure: Moon Road and Bemis and Moon Roundabout (York and Pittsfield Townships)

WHEN: Starting Wednesday, October 31, 2018

WHERE: Moon Road between Willis Road and Bemis Road in York Township; and the Moon Road and Bemis Road Roundabout on the border of York and Pittsfield Townships

WHY: Road resurfacing and pavement markings

BACKGROUND: On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) and its contractor will close Moon Road between Willis Road and Bemis Road in York Township; and the new roundabout at Moon Road and Bemis Road on the border of Pittsfield and York Townships.

During the closure, WCRC will finish paving Moon Rd and apply pavement markings within the roundabout. The road and roundabout are expected to reopen Thursday, November 1 in the afternoon. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions and other circumstances.

Residents and property owners, who live internal to the project limits on Moon Road, will be provided access to their home or business but the roundabout will be closed to all traffic.

DETOUR: The posted detour will be Willis Road to Platt Road to Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12).

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, or via email at bernbeckm@wcroads.org

For more information about WCRC road closures visit wcroads.org/news/media-advisories.

ISSUE DATE: 10/29/18

October 19, 2018 Road Opening: Intersection of Moon Road and Bemis Road (York & Pittsfield Townships)

WHEN: Friday, October 19, 2018

WHERE: The intersection of Moon Road and Bemis Road in Pittsfield and York Townships

WHY: Completion of roundabout construction

BACKGROUND: On Friday, October 19, 2018, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) reopened three of the four legs of the new roundabout at the intersection of Moon Road and Bemis Road in Pittsfield and York Townships.

The Moon Road South Leg will remain closed to through-traffic while WCRC paves Moon Road from Bemis Road to Willis Road.

The Moon Road South leg is expected to open to all traffic by the end of October. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions and other circumstances.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, or via email at bernbeckm@wcroads.org

For more information about WCRC road closures visit wcroads.org/news/media-advisories.

ISSUE DATE: 10/19/18

September 5, 2018 Road Closure: Intersection of Moon Rd and Bemis Rd (Pittsfield and York Twp)

WHEN: Starting Wednesday, September 12, 2018

WHERE: The intersection of Moon Road and Bemis Road in Pittsfield and York Townships                             

WHY: Roundabout construction

BACKGROUND: On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) and its contractor will close the intersection of Moon Road and Bemis Road to construct a roundabout.

While the roundabout is being built, the following work will also take place:

  • Resurfacing of Moon Road from Willis Road to Bemis Road
  • A permanent culvert will be installed on Bemis Road between Fosdick Road and Warner Road, replacing the temporary culvert that was placed this past winter at this location. A separate road closure advisory will be issued for the culvert replacement.

While the work is ongoing, traffic will be permitted to drive on Moon Road North of Willis Road. However, traffic will not be able to drive through the Moon Road and Bemis Road intersection.

The road improvements are expected to be completed by late October. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions and other circumstances.

DETOUR: The posted detour for Moon Road will be Willis Road to Platt Road to Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12). The posted detour route for Bemis Road will be Platt Road to Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12) to South Industrial Road.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Mark McCulloch, Senior Project Manager – Permits, (734) 327-6679, or via email at mccullochm@wcroads.org

For more information about WCRC road closures visit wcroads.org/news/media-advisories.

ISSUE DATE: 09/05/18

May 7, 2018 May 17 – Moon Rd and Bemis Rd Construction Information Meeting

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will be installing a roundabout at the intersection of Moon Road and Bemis Road on the border of York and Pittsfield Townships.

Join WCRC staff at a construction information open house on Thursday, May 17 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the York Township Hall, 11560 Stony Creek Road, Milan, MI 48160. WCRC staff will be in attendance to share construction details.

During this project WCRC and its contractors will:

  • Replace the current four-way stop intersection with a single lane roundabout. The roundabout will be similar to the one built at Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Textile Road in 2016.

Project Timeline:

It is estimated WCRC and its contractor will take 3-4 weeks to build the roundabout, weather pending. During this time, the intersection will be completely closed to traffic and a detour will be posted. Construction is expected to occur this Fall.

Once the start date has been finalized, WCRC will issue a media advisory, post on WCRC’s Facebook and Twitter pages and include the date in the WCRC Weekly Road Work Update email.

For more information:

January 8, 2018 Moon and Bemis Roundabout Project Announcement

Project Announcement – Moon Rd and Bemis Rd Intersection

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is excited to announce an additional project planned during the 2018 construction season at the intersection of Moon Road and Bemis Road.

Why now? In 2015, state lawmakers approved an increase in road funding that went into effect on January 1, 2017. In addition, the residents of Washtenaw County passed a four-year road millage in 2016.  This means county road commissions finally have additional funding to improve their roads. This increase also means WCRC can better invest in county intersections to address congestion and safety issues by reinstating its intersection improvement program.

For 2018, WCRC has decided to use some of these funds to improve the safety and reduce congestion at the intersection of Moon Road and Bemis Road on the border of Pittsfield and York Townships.

What will the improvement look like? WCRC is planning to build a roundabout at this intersection. A roundabout is the ideal solution because it can move traffic through an intersection more efficiently and with less congestion than a traditional intersection. Roundabouts are also one of the safest options available and they are typically more cost-effective than a traditional signal.

Why this intersection? WCRC monitors numerous intersections across the county for congestion and safety. Currently the Moon Road and Bemis Road intersection sees more than 13,000 travelers each day. This four-way stop experiences periods of heavy congestion during peak hours.

While this is not the only intersection in the county with these issues, this intersection is an ideal candidate for the 2018 construction season due to a number of factors including: geometry of the intersection and surrounding land, drainage, underground utility locations, etc.

This means WCRC can solve a lot of issues in a cost efficient and timely manner.

How long will the project take to build? It is estimated WCRC will take 3-4 weeks to build the roundabout, weather pending. During this time, the intersection will be completely closed to traffic and a detour will be posted. Construction is expected to occur this Fall.

How can I get more information? Once the design is complete and a construction schedule is finalized, WCRC will hold a public information meeting. WCRC will post project updates online at www.wcroads.org and on its Facebook and Twitter pages. Interested residents can sign-up for weekly road work updates at http://www.wcroads.org/weekly-road-work-update/.

For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch at mccullochm@wcroads.org or  (734) 327.6679.

Contact information:
Mark McCulloch
    • 734-327-6679