Parker Rd: Tree Removals to Begin Soon

By January 17, 2023Project Updates

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) intends to replace a culvert on Parker Rd between Bent Tree Dr and Dexter-Chelsea Rd in Lima and Scio Townships during the 2023 construction season. 

In preparation for this work, this winter a WCRC contractor will remove approximately 24 trees of various sizes within the project area. These trees are being removed to allow sufficient space for the safe and efficient installation of the new culvert and related road improvements. The contractor plans to have all tree removals completed by March 31, 2023.

The culvert replacement is expected to begin in the summer, sometime after July 1st. Based on the scope of the work involved, WCRC estimates it will take approximately seven weeks to complete the project, weather pending. 

Once construction begins this summer, the road will be closed to ALL through traffic and a detour will be posted. WCRC will maintain access only for residents who live or work within the project limits during construction. However, NO traffic will be able to cross the culvert location.  

WCRC will host a virtual project information meeting prior to construction to provide additional information to residents.

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager, at (734) 327-6647, or via email at [email protected]