Project Announcement: Dexter-Chelsea Rd & Island Lake Rd Roundabout

By March 16, 2023Project Updates

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is excited to announce a roundabout project planned for the 2026 construction season at Dexter-Chelsea Rd and Island Lake Rd in Scio Township.

Why this intersection?

WCRC monitors numerous intersections across the county for congestion and safety. WCRC and the City of Dexter were awarded a federally funded competitive Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) grant of $1.6 million for a roundabout at the Dexter-Chelsea Road and Island Lake Road intersection and traffic signal equipment upgrades. The traffic signal work will include interconnecting the existing traffic signals on Island Lake Road, Main Street, Ann Arbor Street, and Dexter-Ann Arbor Road from Dexter-Pinckney Road to Dan Hoey Road. The intersection of Dexter-Chelsea Rd and Island Lake Rd is heavily congested during peak hours of travel. The roundabout will help with the flow of traffic and improve the safety of the intersection.

When will this project be completed?

Construction is expected to occur in 2026.

The Dexter-Chelsea Road and Island Lake Road intersection will be closed to all traffic for the construction of the roundabout and a detour will be posted.

How can I get more information?

WCRC will hold a public information meeting about these projects closer to construction.

WCRC will also post project updates online at and on its Facebook and Twitter pages. Subscribe to road work advisories by following this link:

For specific questions on this project, contact James Hui, project manager, at (734) 327-6660 or [email protected].