Public Meeting Notice – Textile Road Improvement Project

WHAT:   Public Information Meeting regarding the 2018 Textile Road Improvement Project. The proposed project limits are from State Road to Michigan Ave (U.S. 12)

WHEN:   Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 6:30 pm

WHERE:   Pittsfield Township Hall, 6201 W. Michigan Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

BACKGROUND:   The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded a State Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) grant to the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) to fund the reconstruction and paving of the gravel segment of Textile Road between State Road and Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12). As part of this project, the intersection of Platt Road and Textile Road will be improved by providing left turn lanes and a traffic signal.

The TEDF-funded Textile Road improvements will support the consolidation, relocation and expansion of the Thomson Reuters Inc. (TR) in Pittsfield Township. TR outgrew its previous four facilities in the Ann Arbor area which promoted the consolidation of facilities to a new home located at the intersection of State Road and Textile Road One obstacle to the TR relocation was concern regarding traffic safety and congestion. The paving of Textile Road will provide improved access to the TR facility.

Textile Road between Interfirst Drive and Michigan Avenue is a primary gravel road that experiences higher than normal traffic volumes compared to other gravel roads in the county. Paving Textile Road will alleviate ongoing routine maintenance operations (surface grading and dust control) and enhance safety along the corridor.

The estimated cost for the road project is $3.3 million. The MDOT TEDF grant will provide $2.8 million. Local sources will fund the remaining project costs.

Construction is scheduled for summer of 2018. A specific start date will be announced at a later date. Construction is anticipated to last three to four months. Residents living along the Textile Road corridor will be provided access to their homes during construction. Mail delivery and garbage pickup will be coordinated between WCRC and the contractor. All other road users will be required to follow posted detour routes.

A follow-up public information meeting will take place in the spring of 2018 to provide final construction details such as start dates, projected duration of road closures and detour routes.

CONTACT:   If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Mark McCulloch, Senior Project Engineer, [email protected] or (734) 327-6679.

The Washtenaw County Road Commission will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audiotapes or printed material being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the Public Information Meeting/Hearing upon 7-business days’ notice to the Washtenaw County Road Commission.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Carrie Ryan, Administrative Secretary, by phone 734-327-6674, by email [email protected], by fax 734-761-3737 or by mail at WCRC, 555 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

ISSUE DATE:   05/18/2017