Moving into Design

By July 25, 2019Uncategorized

After meeting with the community on June 20, 2019, and soliciting online feedback during the month of July, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) has decided to build the new pedestrian crossing just north of the intersection of Hewitt Road and Harding Road.

WCRC’s engineers are designing the project now. Thanks to a safety grant from MDOT and support from Ypsilanti Township, the design will include:

  • Building a new pedestrian crossing, with the following features, just north of the Hewitt Rd and Harding Ave intersection
    • Center refuge island
    • RRFB (Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon) system with push-button pedestals
    • Overhead flashers and signs
    • Overhead crosswalk illumination
    • Advanced pedestrian crossing warning signs
  • Installing new sidewalk on the west side of Hewitt Rd to connect to the new crossing
  • Removing the Burns Ave pedestrian crossing; including removal of refuge island and RRFB
  • Tree trimming along the corridor to ensure proper sight distance for signs and signals

WCRC’s right-of-way specialist will be contacting impacted property owners in the coming months to discuss any necessary easements for the sidewalk expansion. Construction is expected to take place in the summer of 2020.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Brent Schlack,, (734) 327-6670.