Dexter Township

WCRC staff produced the 2024 Dexter Township Local Road Funding Packet which includes information about the Local Road Matching Program, road funding, asset management and road treatments. Below is a summary of the roads, bridges and culverts located in Dexter Township.

Primary Roads  

  • 25.85 miles of paved primary roads  
  • 3.75 miles unpaved primary roads 
  • 3 bridges (more than 20’ span) 
  • 3 culverts, greater than 5’ in diameter 

Local Roads  

  • 13.14 miles of local paved roads 
  • 25.99 miles of local unpaved roads 
  • 0 bridges (more than 20’ span) 
  • 2 culverts on local collector roads, greater than 5’ in diameter 

WCRC has also provided a link to the township website, see button below.

Township Website

Latest Updates

April 10, 2024 Project Update #8: N. Territorial Rd & Dexter Town Hall Rd Safety Improvements (Dexter Twp)

We are making progress with construction on the N. Territorial Rd & Dexter Town Hall Rd Safety Improvement Project located in Dexter Township.  

Since the last update, the contractor has been able to replace the crossroad culvert that sits east of the intersection and place aggregate base throughout the project limits.   

Next, the contractor hopes to install curb and gutter and prepare the road for asphalt pavement. As a reminder, the intersection remains closed to ALL traffic for the safety of the public and our workers.  

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will continue to send out updates as the project progresses. Have questions? Contact James Hui, Project Manager – D & C, at (734) 327-6660, or via email at huij@wcroads.org.

Pictured is aggregate base that was placed throughout the project limits at the intersection of N. Territorial Rd & Dexter Town Hall Rd in Dexter Township.

April 1, 2024 Project Update #7: N. Territorial Rd & Dexter Town Hall Rd Safety Improvements (Dexter Twp)

Construction on the N. Territorial Rd & Dexter Town Hall Rd Safety Improvement project in Dexter Township is moving along.  

Over the last few weeks, the contractor was able to complete excavations for the hill cut of N. Territorial Rd just east of Dexter Town Hall Rd. Additionally, they completed the installation of storm sewer, replaced the crossroad culvert, and laid the stone base. 

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will continue to send out updates as the project progresses. Have questions? Contact James Hui, Project Manager – D&C, at (734) 327-6660, or via email at huij@wcroads.org 

Pictured above is the stone base that was laid for N. Territorial Rd at Dexter Town Hall Rd in Dexter Township.  
March 21, 2024 Daytime Road Closure: Waterloo Rd (Dexter & Lyndon Twps)

WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2024

WHERE: Waterloo Rd between Werkner Rd and McKinley Rd in Dexter & Lyndon Townships

WHY: Forestry work

BACKGROUND: On Thursday, March 21, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Waterloo Rd between Werkner Rd and McKinley Rd in Dexter & Lyndon Townships during daytime hours to perform forestry work.

The forestry work is expected to take approximately one day. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

Access will be maintained for residents who work or live within the project limits.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Ken Harris, Superintendent of Maintenance, (734) 327-6696, or via email at harrisk@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 03/21/24

March 19, 2024 Project Update #6: N. Territorial Rd & Dexter Town Hall Rd Safety Improvements (Dexter Twp)

Construction is moving along on the N. Territorial Rd & Dexter Town Hall Rd Safety Improvement project in Dexter Township.  

Last week, the contractor was able to remove the existing pavement throughout the project limits. This week, excavation for the hill cut on N. Territorial Rd and installation of the storm sewer began. The contractor anticipates finishing the storm sewers and the earthwork by the end of next week. However, all dates are tentative and subject to changed based on weather conditions and contractor scheduling. 

As a reminder, the intersection of N. Territorial Rd & Dexter Town Hall Rd remains CLOSED to all traffic for the safety of our crews and the public. Access is ONLY maintained for residents who live or work within the closure limits. The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will continue to send out updates as the project progresses.  

Have questions? Reach out to James Hui, Project Manager, at (734) 327-6660, or via email at huij@wcroads.org 

Pictured is the earthwork taking place at the intersection of N. Territorial Rd & Dexter Town Hall Rd in Dexter Township.

March 8, 2024 Project Update #5: N. Territorial Rd & Dexter Town Hall Rd Safety Improvements (Dexter Twp)

Construction on the N. Territorial Rd & Dexter Town Hall Rd Safety Improvement Project is going well.

Last week, we closed the intersection to perform forestry work and begin pavement removal. So far, the contractor has been successful in removing the portions of the existing pavement of the roadway throughout the project limits. To maintain access for residents east of the intersection, the pavement over the culvert will be removed later in the construction process. Next steps are beginning the excavation for the hill cut of N. Territorial Rd at Dexter Town Hall Rd.

Please be cautious of the road signs and barricades on the project and seek alternate route. The intersection remains closed to all through traffic and access is only maintained for residents who live or work within the project limits.

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will continue to send out updates as the project progresses. Have questions about the project? Contact James Hui, Project Manager, at (734) 327-6660, or via email at huij@wcroads.org.

Pictured is the pavement removal of N. Territorial Rd at Dexter Town Hall Rd in Dexter Township
March 1, 2024 Road Reopened: Colby Rd (Dexter Twp)

WHEN: Friday, March 1, 2024

WHERE: Colby Rd between Donner Rd and Dexter Town Hall Rd in Dexter Township

WHY: Completion of culvert replacement

BACKGROUND: On Friday, March 1, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened Colby Rd between Donner Rd and Dexter Town Hall Rd in Dexter Township.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Ken Harris, Superintendent of Maintenance, (734) 327-6696 or harrisk@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 03/01/24

February 28, 2024 REVISED Road Closure: Colby Rd (Dexter Twp)

WHEN: Thursday, February 29, 2024

WHERE: Colby Rd between Donner Rd and Dexter Town Hall Rd in Dexter Township

WHY: Culvert replacement

BACKGROUND: On Thursday, February 29, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Colby Rd between Donner Rd and Dexter Town Hall Rd in Dexter Township to replace a crossroad culvert.

The road improvements are expected to take approximately two days. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Ken Harris, Superintendent of Maintenance, (734) 327-6696, or via email at harrisk@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 02/28/24

February 27, 2024 Project Update #4: N. Territorial Rd & Dexter Town Hall Rd Safety Improvements (Dexter Twp)

Beginning Thursday, February 29, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close N. Territorial Rd & Dexter Town Hall Rd in Dexter Township to begin a safety improvement project. Both N. Territorial Rd & Dexter Town Hall Rd will be CLOSED to all traffic during construction.

Thank you to those who were able to attend our virtual public construction information meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. If you weren’t able to join us, click here to watch the meeting recording or check out the slide show. WCRC will continue to send out updates as the project progresses.

Questions about the project? Contact James Hui, project manager, at (734) 327-6660, or via email at huij@wcroads.org.

Pictured is the project limits of the N. Territorial Rd & Dexter Town Hall Rd Safety Improvements Project, located in Dexter Township.
February 22, 2024 Road Closure: Colby Rd (Dexter Twp)

WHEN: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

WHERE: Colby Rd between Donner Rd and Dexter Town Hall Rd in Dexter Township

WHY: Culvert replacement

BACKGROUND: On Wednesday, February 28, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Colby Rd between Donner Rd and Dexter Town Hall Rd in Dexter Township to replace a crossroad culvert.

The road improvements are expected to take approximately two days. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Ken Harris, Superintendent of Maintenance, (734) 327-6696, or via email at harrisk@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 02/22/24

February 22, 2024 Road Closure with Detour: N. Territorial Rd & Dexter Town Hall Rd (Dexter Twp)

WHEN: Thursday, February 29, 2024

WHERE: Intersection of N. Territorial Rd and Dexter Town Hall Rd in Dexter Township

  • Territorial Rd between just west of Dexter Town Hall Rd and Toma Rd
  • Dexter Town Hall Rd, north and south of the N. Territorial Rd intersection

WHY: Construction for safety improvement project

BACKGROUND: On Thursday, February 29, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close the intersection of N. Territorial Rd and Dexter Town Hall Rd in Dexter Township to begin a safety improvement project.

The road improvements are expected to take approximately two months. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

WCRC will maintain access for residents who live, work, rent, or own property within the project limits.

DETOUR: Click here for the N. Territorial Rd detour map.

Click here for the Dexter Town Hall Rd detour map.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact James Hui, Project Manager, (734) 327-6660, or via email at huij@wcroads.org       

ISSUE DATE: 02/22/24

February 21, 2024 Project Update #3: N. Territorial Rd & Dexter Town Hall Rd (Dexter Twp)

Heads up Dexter Township! Construction will begin soon for the N. Territorial Rd and Dexter Town Hall Rd Safety Improvement project.   

WCRC is hosting a virtual public meeting regarding this project and the related traffic impacts on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 11 a.m. Click here for more information on how to join the virtual public meeting.   

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has contracted the Fonson Company (Brighton, MI) for these federal aid safety improvements. The Contractor is currently scheduled to close the intersection of N. Territorial Rd and Dexter Town Hall Rd on Thursday, February 29, 2024, for approximately 10 -12 weeks while crews begin forestry work, removing pavement and excavation operations. This closure is necessary to promote the safety of motorists and construction crews. Access will be maintained only for residents who live, work, rent or own property within the closure limits.   

Click here for the N. Territorial Rd detour map 

Click here for the Dexter Town Hall Rd detour map. 

WCRC will send out project updates as the project progresses. Have questions about the project? Contact Nate Murphy Sr. Project Manager – D&C, at (734) 327-6647, or via email at murphyn@wcroads.org   

Pictured is the current condition of the N. Territorial Rd and Dexter Town Hall Rd intersection in Dexter Township.
February 20, 2024 Road Reopened: Huron River Dr (Dexter & Webster Twps)

WHEN: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

WHERE: Huron River Dr between N. Territorial Rd and Chamberlin Rd in Dexter & Webster Townships

WHY: Completion of culvert replacement

BACKGROUND: On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened Huron River Dr between N. Territorial Rd and Chamberlin Rd in Dexter & Webster Townships.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Ken Harris, Superintendent of Maintenance, (734) 327-6696 or harrisk@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 02/20/24

February 16, 2024 Road Closure with Detour: Huron River Dr (Dexter & Webster Twps)

WHEN: Monday, February 19, 2024

WHERE: Huron River Dr between N. Territorial Rd and Chamberlin Rd in Dexter & Webster Townships

WHY: Culvert replacement

BACKGROUND: On Monday, February 19, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Huron River Dr between N. Territorial Rd and Chamberlin Rd in Dexter & Webster Townships to replace a crossroad culvert.

The road improvements are expected to take approximately three days. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

DETOUR: Click here for the detour map.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Ken Harris, Superintendent of Maintenance, (734) 327-6696, or via email at harrisk@wcroads.org            

ISSUE DATE: 02/16/24