Project Announcement: Intersection of Zeeb Rd and Liberty Rd (Scio Twp)

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is pleased to announce it will build a roundabout at the intersection of Zeeb Road and Liberty Road in Scio Township during the 2021 Construction Season. screen shot of existing Zeeb/Liberty Intersection

What will the improvement look like?

WCRC is planning to build a single-lane roundabout at this intersection. This is the ideal solution because a roundabout can move traffic, including tractor trailers, through an intersection more efficiently and with less congestion than a traditional intersection at lower speeds. Roundabouts are also one of the safest options available and they are typically more cost-effective than a traditional traffic signal.

Why this intersection?

WCRC monitors numerous intersections across the county for traffic volumes and safety. The intersection of Zeeb Road and Liberty Road already had a higher traffic volume than what is recommended for the existing design. In addition, traffic volumes are expected to increase at this intersection once Zeeb Road between Pleasant Lake Road and Ellsworth Road is paved this summer.

A roundabout is the ideal solution to help safely handle current and future traffic volumes at this intersection.

When will this project be completed?

Roundabout construction is expected to begin in late-summer 2021. Some trees near the intersection need to be removed to accommodate proper drainage and modern road design. Due to environmental restrictions, this tree removal will take place before March 31, 2021.

WCRC estimates it will take 6 – 8 weeks to build the roundabout, weather pending. During this time, the intersection will be completely closed to traffic and a detour will be posted.

How can I get more information?

WCRC will hold a virtual public information meeting about this project on Monday, March 1, 2021, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. In addition, click here to visit WCRC’s project page to subscribe to project update emails.

For specific questions on this project, contact Elena Yadykina, project manager, [email protected] or (734) 327-6675.