Location of roadwork:
Ellsworth to Waters Rd
When is the work being done:
4/15 through mid-August
Description of work:
Drainage Improvements, Paving, Pulverize & Rehabilitate
Impact on Traffic:
Zeeb Road from Ellsworth Road to Waters Road will be closed to non-local traffic starting the week of April 29 through the completion of the project.
Four-Year Road and Non-Motorized Path Millage, Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF), Supplemental State Funding
WHEN: Starting Monday, April 15, 2019
WHERE: Zeeb Road between Ellsworth Road and Waters Road in Lodi Township.
WHY: Pave gravel road
BACKGROUND: On Monday, April 15, 2019, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin to stage the Zeeb Road construction project between Ellsworth Road and Waters Road to pave the existing gravel road. The road will be closed to through-traffic starting the week of April 29, 2019.
The road improvements are expected to continue through mid-August. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.
DETOUR: The posted detour for Zeeb Road shall be from Scio Church Road to Wagner Road to Pleasant Lake Road.
The posted detour for Ellsworth Road and Waters Road shall be from Wagner Road to Pleasant Lake Road to Gensley Road.
CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact James Hui, Project Manager, (734) 327-6660, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about WCRC road closures visit wcroads.org/news-resources/road-work-advisories/.
UPDATED DATE: 04/12/19
WHAT: Construction information meeting regarding the Zeeb Road Improvement Project
WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6 – 7 p.m.
WHERE: Washtenaw County Road Commission – Board Room, 555 N Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
WHY: The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will hold a construction information meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6 – 7 p.m. to provide information and answer questions about the Zeeb Road Improvement Project.
Construction on this project will begin the week of April 15, 2019.
CONTACT: Visit wcroads.org/wcrc-project/zeeb-road/ for more information. If you have any questions, please contact James Hui, (734) 327-6660.
Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Emily Kizer, communications manager, by phone 734-327-6646, by email email@example.com, by fax 734-761-3737 or by mail at WCRC, 555 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
ISSUE DATE: 4/3/2019
Due to higher-than-expected bids, the paving of Zeeb Road in Lodi Township has been delayed until the 2019 construction season.
Last month, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) received three bids from pre-qualified contractors for the paving of Zeeb Road in Lodi Township. The low bid received was $1,728,000, approximately 18% higher than had been expected.
Due to these higher-than-expected bids, the Board of Road Commissioners has decided to reject all bids. The project will be re-bid in the coming months, with the requirement that it be completed during the 2019 construction season. The board believes this delayed start time will allow contractors more flexibility and should result in more favorable bid prices.
The planned improvements remain the same:
- Phase 1: Zeeb Road will be paved between Ellsworth Road and Waters Road. Tentatively, this phase will begin in the Spring of 2019 and be completed by the Fall of 2019.
- Phase 2: Zeeb Road will be paved between Pleasant Lake Road and Ellsworth Road. This phase is scheduled to be constructed in 2020.
Visit https://www.wcroads.org/subscribe-to-project-updates/ to subscribe to Zeeb Road project updates.
For specific questions on this project, contact Matt MacDonell, Director of Engineering, firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 327-6688.
The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is excited to announce an additional project tentatively planned during the 2018/2019 construction season on Zeeb Road in Lodi Township.
What will the improvement look like? WCRC is planning to pave Zeeb Road between Ellsworth Road and Waters Road in Lodi Township (Phase 1). The long range plan is to continue paving Zeeb Road south to Pleasant Lake Road in subsequent years (Phase 2).
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 have additional funding to improve primary roads. Zeeb Road is one of a handful of unpaved primary roads remaining in the county and one of the most heavily used.
How long will the project take to build? It is estimated Phase 1 will take 3 months to pave, weather dependent. During this time, Zeeb Road will be closed to roadway users who do not live or own property in the project limits and a detour will be posted. The contractor will provide access to residents and property owners internal to the project limits during construction.
When will construction begin? Construction is tentatively expected to begin in late 2018 or early 2019. Preliminary work like tree removal and utility relocation will begin in February of 2018.
How can I get more information? WCRC will hold a public information meeting for interested stakeholders once preliminary plans are developed. WCRC will post construction updates online at www.wcroads.org and on its Facebook and Twitter pages. Interested residents can sign-up for weekly road work updates at https://www.wcroads.org/weekly-road-work-update/.
For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch, Project Manager, email@example.com or (734) 327.6679.