Project Announcement: Sharon Valley Rd Bridge Replacement (Sharon Twp)

By February 6, 2024Project Updates

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) plans to replace the bridge on Sharon Valley Rd, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon Township.

The Sharon Valley Rd Bridge is currently in the design phase and scheduled for construction in 2025. The bridge was built in 1960 and has reached the end of its design life. The two-lane bridge has been weight-restricted for many years and needs to be replaced. WCRC received a local bridge program grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to replace the aging structure.

“This project is about keeping communities connected,” says Nate Murphy, WCRC Senior Project Manager – Design and Construction. “WCRC could not move forward without the essential funding structure vital in upgrading local infrastructure.”

Residents will notice staff collecting data that may cause traffic impacts. This project will require some tree removals. During construction, the bridge will be closed to all traffic with a posted detour. As part of the bridge replacement, WCRC plans to pave a portion of the leading up to the structure on each side. WCRC will begin hosting virtual public information meetings regarding this project in the fall of 2024.

WCRC will alert the public with construction updates on the WCRC website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. Sign up for WCRC project updates: wcroads.org/residents/subscribe-to-road-updates/

For specific questions regarding this project, please contact Nate Murphy, Senior Project Manager – Design & Construction, at (734) 327-6647, or via email at murphyn@wcroads.org.

Pictured is the Sharon Valley Rd Bridge, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon Township.