Location of roadwork:
Between Parker Rd & Baker Rd
When is the work being done:
June 12 through October
Description of work:
Impact on Traffic:
Full Closure with Detour
Shield Rd was reopened to traffic on October 30th. Work remaining to be completed includes painting the bridge, placing pavement markings and project cleanup, but all of this work will occur while traffic is maintained on Shield Rd.
The majority of the bridge work has been completed, with the exception of concrete approach work, bridge painting, pedestrian signals and signs. The Road Commission is currently reconstructing Shield Rd, so the bridge work will resume once this work is complete
Over the last 6 weeks, the contractor has completed a significant amount of work at the Shield Rd Bridge. The foundations were completed, the beams were set, the deck was poured and work on the road approaches are in progress. Major items of work remaining to be completed include the road work, bridge railings, guardrail and restoration.
Over the last 3 weeks, the contractor has constructed the east bridge foundation and began placing sand fill around it. The cofferdam for the west bridge foundation was completed, soil was excavated and the foundation pile driving has begun.
Since the road was closed on June 12, the contractor has removed the old bridge, installed cofferdams (steel sheeting enclosure to keep water out of the work area), excavated soil for the foundations and started to install foundation piling. The contractor plans to finish the foundation piling on Thursday, July 20 for the east foundation and pour a concrete pad inside the cofferdam enclosure, which will provide workers with a solid surface to build the concrete foundations.
The pedestrian bridge remains open next to the roadway, but the existing crosswalk across Shield Rd is closed during construction. Pedestrians can follow the path delineated adjacent to Shield Rd to gain access to the Dexter High School. Please remember this is a construction work zone and only authorized personnel are permitted in the work zone for safety reasons.
Shield Road is scheduled to close on Monday, June 12 for a bridge replacement project. The road will remain closed to traffic until early October. Click here to view the road closure media advisory.
The Shield Road Bridge FAQ with additional details about the scope of work is available here.
The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will hold a Public Information Meeting for the bridge replacement project located on Shield Road over Mill Creek, located between Parker Road and Baker Road in Scio Township on Tuesday, June 6 at 6 pm in the cafeteria at Mill Creek Middle School.