We are rounding third base and heading home!
We applied the final asphalt course on Monday, July 31. Driveway approaches and slope restoration (seed, grass, fertilizer, mulch) will be completed Tuesday, August 1.
After Tuesday, all that remains is finishing gravel shoulders and applying pavement markings. The goal is to have the roundabout open to traffic by Friday, August 4, or sooner if scheduling goes well. We greatly appreciate your patience as we finish the project. We hope you like the new intersection and smooth flow of traffic during the rush hour commute!
Concrete work was completed last week. The first layer of pavement will be laid the afternoon of Tuesday, July 25. Before the top course of asphalt is applied, ditches will be prepared for topsoil and seed, some signs will be installed, and paving will be suspended until driveways are prepped. Street lights will also likely be installed by Detroit Edison before the final layer of asphalt is applied.
We are looking to open the roundabout to traffic between Wednesday, August 2 and Saturday, August 5. The opening date will depend on weather and scheduling from subcontractors. We will not be able to open the intersection until all signs are erected and pavement markings are applied. We appreciate your patience as we wrap up construction!
Check out a video of last week’s progress on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BRUBRonZLAs
The subcontractor began placing concrete curb and gutter on Friday, July 14. The perimeter of the four splitter islands has been poured. The central island was poured on Monday, July 17. Placement of curb and gutter along the edge of the roadway should be completed by the end of the day Tuesday, July 18. The next step will be placing concrete to fill in all four splitter islands and the central island. From there the road grades will be prepared for the placement of asphalt.
Rain has been, and will continue to be, a factor this week. However, we are making progress!
The installation of edge drain will be completed Wednesday, July 12. Edge drain is similar to the footing or foundation drain that is placed around the outside base of a basement wall. Edge drain collects underground water flow beneath the road surface.
The next big task will be placing concrete curb and gutter. We anticipate this will happen as soon as Saturday (7/15). You will get your first real glimpse of the roundabout once the islands and outer curb and gutter are placed.
The contractor has finished the installation of underground storm sewer and driveway culverts. This will be a short week of work since the MDOT holiday was 3 pm Friday, June 30 to 6 am Wednesday, July 5. The contractor’s focus will now transition toward cutting, shaping and rolling the roads in preparation for the placement of curb and gutter.
Thank you to everyone for their cooperation in staying out of the project construction zone. We understand it is an inconvenience to travel alternative routes to reach your destination.
The existing pavement was pulverized last Tuesday (6/20). This pulverized material will be reused to create a new roadbed. This practice allows us to stretch our limited federal aid resources further since trucking and disposal costs are reduced. Pulverizing the asphalt also reduces the amount of new stone needed to build the entire roadbed for the roundabout.
AT&T worked over the weekend to address some utility conflicts so it will not impose a delay to the Contractor. The Contractor began placing storm pipe on Scio Church Road west of Wagner Road. The game plan for the remainder of week two will be placing storm pipe, hauling in stone material where needed for additional base material, then shape, grade and compact the roadbed in preparation for concrete work.
As a reminder, please remember the job site (intersection) is closed through the end of the project for your safety. This includes after-hours when the contractor goes home for the day. The Washtenaw County Sherriff’s Office is periodically monitoring the intersection both during and after construction hours. Drivers who violate road closed signs and travel through the work zone may have an encounter an officer.
Remember, road closed means road closed. Disrespect road closed, and fines will be imposed. If you have questions, you may write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-845-2924. Thank you for your cooperation as we work to improve the Scio Church at Wagner intersection.
On Monday, June 19, 2017, the Washtenaw County Road Commission will close the intersection of Scio Church Road and Wagner Road in Lodi/Scio Township to construct a single-lane roundabout.
The intersection will be closed to traffic throughout the course of the project. WCRC expects to complete the project and open the intersection to traffic in early August. However, please be advised that all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.
All traffic will be directed to the posted DETOUR route which utilizes Zeeb Rd, Liberty Rd, Scio Ridge Rd, Oak Valley Dr, and Waters Road. A map can be viewed here. Traffic to and from properties internal to the closed section of the intersection will be provided. All others must find an alternative route.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office will be monitoring the intersection and issuing citations as warranted to drivers who violate the road closure. As a reminder, traffic fines per state law are double for road construction violations. Additional points can also be placed on your driving record work zone infractions. Remember: disrespect road closed, fines will be imposed!