Manchester Township

WCRC staff produced the 2024 Manchester 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 Manchester Township.

Primary Roads  

  • 10.80 miles of paved primary roads  
  • 8.81 miles unpaved primary roads 
  • 1 bridge (more than 20’ span) 
  • 1 culvert, greater than 5’ in diameter 

Local Roads  

  • 1.20 miles of local paved roads 
  • 46.41 miles of local unpaved roads 
  • 1 bridge (more than 20’ span) 
  • 7 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

June 18, 2024 Lane Restrictions: Sharon Hollow Rd (Manchester and Sharon Twps)

WHEN: Wednesday, June 19, 2024

WHERE: Sharon Hollow Rd between Austin Rd and Pleasant Lake Rd in Manchester and Sharon Townships

WHY: Preventative maintenance – fog seal

BACKGROUND: On Wednesday, June 19, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin a preventative maintenance fog seal project on Sharon Hollow Rd between Austin Rd and Pleasant Lake Rd in Manchester and Sharon Townships.

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

Fog seal is a thin layer of liquid asphalt placed on top of a recent chip seal application that WCRC crews performed earlier this month. Fog seal helps to seal in the chips and further protect the pavement.

The work will be conducted under lane restrictions to allow the fog seal to cure. A contractor for WCRC will return to this area in a few weeks to place permanent pavement markings.

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

ISSUE DATE: 06/18/24

June 13, 2024 Lane Restrictions: Sharon Hollow Rd (Manchester & Sharon Twps)

WHEN: Monday, June 17, 2024

WHERE: Sharon Hollow Rd between Austin Rd and Pleasant Lake Rd in Manchester & Sharon Townships

WHY: Preventative maintenance – fog seal

BACKGROUND: On Monday, June 17, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin a preventative maintenance fog seal project on Sharon Hollow Rd between Austin Rd and Pleasant Lake Rd in Manchester & Sharon Townships.

The roadwork is expected to take approximately four days to complete. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

Fog seal is a thin layer of liquid asphalt placed on top of a recent chip seal application that WCRC crews performed earlier this month. Fog seal helps to seal in the chips and further protect the pavement.

The work will be conducted under a combination of lane restrictions and daytime closures to allow the fog seal to cure. A contractor for WCRC will return to this area in a few weeks to place permanent pavement markings.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Ken Harris, Superintendent of Maintenance, (734) 327-6696 or via email at [email protected].

ISSUE DATE: 06/13/24

June 5, 2024 Hybrid Informational Session: Renew & Restore County-wide Roads & Non-motorized Millage

Washtenaw County, Wednesday, June 5, 2024 The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) and the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) invites the public to a hybrid informational session on Monday, June 24, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. to learn more about the renew and restore 0.5 mill four-year county-wide roads and non-motorized millage (Proposal A). WCRC encourages residents to join the conversation either in person or in a Zoom meeting. 

  • Event: Renew & Restore Roads & Non-motorized Millage Informational Session
  • Date:   Monday, June 24, 2024
  • Time:  11:30 a.m.
  • In-person: Washtenaw County Road Commission, 555 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103 
  • Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/wcrcprojectmeeting , or by phone: (929) 205-6099, Meeting ID: 879 2332 8754

Washtenaw County voters are being asked on the August 6, 2024, ballot to renew and restore the 0.5 mill four-year county-wide roads and non-motorized millage (Washtenaw County Proposal A). This is not a new tax for voters. If renewed and restored, the 0.5 mill is expected to generate approximately $10.9 million per year for roads and non-motorized pathway projects. WCRC would receive approximately $4.9 million per year for road work in 20 townships, Cities would receive approximately $3.8 million per year, with specific allocations based on the amount raised within cities borders, and WCPARC would receive approximately $2.2 million per year to support the expansion of the county non-motorized path network through the Border-to-Border Trail Project (B2B Trail) and the Connecting Communities Grant Program.  

“Since its inception a decade ago, the county-wide roads and non-motorized millage has consistently delivered on its promise to improve the roadways, bridges, and non-motorized pathways in Washtenaw County,” said Matthew MacDonell, Managing Director of Washtenaw County Road Commission. “Through strategic investments and careful planning, we have witnessed significant progress in addressing the condition of our critical infrastructure.” 

“The Roads and Non-motorized Millage is a testament to the power of collective action and community investment. As we look towards the future, we are confident that our continued partnership with WCRC, Township, and City leaders and residents will enable us to build upon past successes and pave the way for a brighter, more resilient tomorrow,” said Coy Vaughn, Director of Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission. 

More than 70% of county voters approved of the four-year, 0.5 mill roads and non-motorized millages in 2016 and 2020. With widespread support from our residents, the proposed Roads and Non-motorized Millage has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness in addressing the needs of our community. 

The Roads and Non-motorized Millage have been a vital lifeline for our community, providing the necessary resources to improve our road infrastructure and non-motorized pathways, says Chuck Tellas, Supervisor for York Township. Our Township remains committed to working collaboratively with WCRC and WCPARC to ensure that our roads and non-motorized facilities remain safe, accessible, and well-maintained for the future.” 

Visit https://bit.ly/washtenawroadandpathmillage to learn more. 

Contact: Tiffany Oliphant, Communications Manager, Washtenaw County Road Commission 

[email protected] / (734) 327-6646 

Contact: Ann M. Ziolkowski, Communications Manager, Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission 

[email protected]/ (734) 971-6337 

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Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission (WCPARC)
The Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission, founded in 1973, currently manages 12 parks and 37 nature preserves totaling more than 6,700 acres. Washtenaw County Parks provides recreational and nature-based programming. Visit us at washtenaw.org/parks on Facebook and Instagram, or call (734) 971-6337.   

Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC)
The Washtenaw County Road Commission, founded in 1919, maintains approximately 1,650 miles of certified public roads. All public roads in Washtenaw County located outside of city and village limits are maintained by WCRC crews. Visit us at wcroads.org, @washtenawroads on Facebook, Instagram and X/Twitter, or call (734) 761-1500. 

May 30, 2024 Lane Restrictions: Sharon Hollow Rd (Manchester & Sharon Twps)

WHEN: Tuesday, June 4, 2024

WHERE: Sharon Hollow Rd between Austin Rd and Pleasant Lake Rd in Manchester & Sharon Townships

WHY: Preventative maintenance – chip seal

BACKGROUND: On Tuesday, June 4, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin a preventative maintenance chip seal project on Sharon Hollow Rd between Austin Rd and Pleasant Lake Rd in Manchester & Sharon Townships.

The road will not be closed to traffic, but delays are likely. WCRC encourages motorists, emergency services and others to use an alternate route.

The majority of the work will be completed on Tuesday, June 4, and the remainder will be completed in the coming weeks. 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 [email protected].

ISSUE DATE: 05/30/24

May 14, 2024 Project Update #3: Sharon Hollow Rd Resurfacing (Manchester & Sharon Twps)

Great news! Over the weekend, the contractor was able to finish paving on Sharon Hollow Rd between Austin Rd and Sharon Valley Rd in Manchester & Sharon Townships.  

Aggregate (stone) shoulders will be placed later this week. Once completed, all restrictions on Sharon Hollow Rd will be lifted. The schedule for pavement markings is still yet to be determined.  

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) plans to chip seal this segment of roadway later this construction season. This treatment will help protect and prolong the new asphalt that was placed.  

Have questions regarding the project? Contact Mike Bernbeck, Project Manager – Design & Construction, (734) 327-6654, via email at [email protected] 

Pictured above is the new surface of Sharon Hollow Rd between Austin Rd and Sharon Valley Rd in Manchester & Sharon Townships.  
May 9, 2024 Project Update #2: Sharon Hollow Rd Resurfacing (Manchester & Sharon Twps)

Our resurfacing project on Sharon Hollow Rd between Austin Rd and Sharon Valley Rd in Manchester & Sharon Townships is moving along quickly!  

Since the last update, the contractor has been able to pave the southbound lane. Paving operations will pause today due to weather conditions. However, the contractor expects to begin paving the northbound lane on Friday, May 10. If the weather cooperates, the contractor expects to place aggregate (stone) shoulders by the beginning of next week. Once shoulders are in place, all traffic restrictions will be lifted.  

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will continue to send out updates as the project progresses.  

Have questions? Contact Mike Bernbeck, Project Manager – Design & Construction, at (734) 327-6654, or via email at [email protected] 

Pictured is the resurfacing project taking place on Sharon Hollow Rd between Austin Rd and Sharon Valley Rd in Manchester & Sharon Townships.  
May 7, 2024 Project Update #1: Sharon Hollow Rd Resurfacing (Manchester & Sharon Twps)

Our resurfacing project on Sharon Hollow Rd between Austin Rd and Sharon Valley Rd in Manchester and Sharon Townships is going well.  

Yesterday, the contractor was able to mill the existing road surface. Today, the expected rain will pause operations. On Wednesday, May 8, 2024, the contractor expects to begin paving the new road surface, which can take approximately two days to complete, pending weather conditions. Once paving is finished, aggregate (stone) shoulders and pavement markings will be placed.  

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will continue to send out updates as the project progresses.  

Have questions about the project? Contact Mike Bernbeck, Project Manager – Design & Construction, at (734) 327-6654, or via email at [email protected].    

Pictured is the milled surface of Sharon Hollow Rd between Austin Rd and Sharon Valley Rd in Manchester and Sharon Townships.  
May 1, 2024 Lane Restrictions: Sharon Hollow Rd (Manchester & Sharon Twps)

WHEN: Monday, May 6, 2024

WHERE: Sharon Hollow Rd between Austin Rd and Sharon Valley Rd in Manchester & Sharon Townships

WHY: Road resurfacing

BACKGROUND: On Monday, May 6, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin a resurfacing project on Sharon Hollow Rd between Austin Rd and Sharon Valley Rd in Manchester & Sharon Townships.

The road will not be closed to traffic, but delays are likely due to lane restrictions and a flagging operation. WCRC encourages motorists, emergency services and others to use an alternate route.

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

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Mike Bernbeck, Project Manager – Design & Construction, (734) 327-6654, or via email at [email protected]

ISSUE DATE: 05/01/24

May 1, 2024 REVISED Lane Restrictions: Austin Rd (Manchester Twp)

WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 2024

WHERE: Austin Rd between Grossman Rd and Wald Strasse St in Manchester Township

WHY: Road resurfacing

BACKGROUND: On Thursday, May 2, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will resurface a portion of Austin Rd between Grossman Rd and Wald Strasse St in Manchester Township.

The road will not be closed to traffic, but delays are likely due to lane restrictions. WCRC encourages motorists, emergency services and others to use an alternate route.

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

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Jared Powers, Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance, (734) 327-6650, or via email at [email protected]

ISSUE DATE: 05/01/24

April 23, 2024 Road Reopened: Austin Rd (Manchester Twp)

WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 2024

WHERE: Austin Rd between Grossman Rd and Wald Strasse St in Manchester Township

WHY: Completion of culvert replacement

BACKGROUND: On Thursday, April 18, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened Austin Rd between Grossman Rd and Wald Strasse St in Manchester Township.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Ken Harris, Superintendent of Maintenance, (734) 327-6696 or [email protected]

ISSUE DATE: 04/23/24

April 17, 2024 REVISED Road Closure with Detour: Austin Rd (Manchester Twp)

WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 2024

WHERE: Austin Rd between Grossman Rd and Wald Strasse St in Manchester Township

WHY: Culvert replacement

BACKGROUND: On Thursday, April 18, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Austin Rd between Grossman Rd and Wald Strasse St in Manchester 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.

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 [email protected]

ISSUE DATE: 04/17/24

March 19, 2024 Virtual Public Meeting: 2024 Resurfacing Program (County-wide)

PROJECT: 2024 County-wide Resurfacing Program

WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Online: https://bit.ly/wcrcprojectmeeting

By Touchtone Phone: (929) 205-6099, Meeting ID: 879 2332 8754

WHY: The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will hold a virtual project information meeting regarding the planned County-wide Resurfacing Program taking place during the 2024 construction season.

During construction, traffic will be maintained under lane restrictions and flagging operations. During specific construction activities, the road may be closed, and a detour will be posted. WCRC estimates it will take approximately two/three weeks, on average, to complete each project, weather pending.

The virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 11 a.m. There will be a brief presentation followed by time for questions from the audience. A recording of the meeting will be posted to the project web page after the meeting.

Click here to learn more about joining the virtual meeting.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Mike Bernbeck, Project Manager, at (734) 327-6654, or via email at [email protected].

WCRC will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audiotapes or printed material being presented at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities upon a 5-business day notice. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Tiffany Oliphant, communications manager, by phone (734) 327-6646 or by email [email protected].

ISSUE DATE: 03/19/24

March 18, 2024 Daytime Road Closure: Logan Rd (Manchester Twp)

WHEN: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

WHERE: Logan Rd between M-52 and the City of Manchester in Manchester Township

WHY: Unpaved road resurfacing

BACKGROUND: On Wednesday, March 20, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Logan Rd between M-52 and the City of Manchester in Manchester Township during daytime hours for unpaved road resurfacing.

The road improvements are expected to take approximately three 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 Jared Powers, Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance, (734) 327-6650, or via email at [email protected]

ISSUE DATE: 03/18/24

March 15, 2024 Project Announcement: 2024 Resurfacing Program (County-wide)

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is announcing plans to invest $6.7 million to improve approximately 20 lane miles of pavement throughout Washtenaw County during the 2024 construction season. Cadillac Asphalt was awarded the contract. The projects are funded through the 2021-2024 Four-year County-wide Roads and Non-Motorized Millage, federal funds and Michigan Transportation Funds (MTF).

“Most of these investments are made possible by Washtenaw County residents who travel on these roads every day. As stewards of these precious dollars, WCRC is committed to ensuring these resources are reinvested into communities, in which it came from,” said Mike Bernbeck, WCRC Project Manager.

Construction will begin mid-April and will end during the fall of 2024, weather pending. Listed below are the project locations with a link to their project web page, funding cost and traffic impacts:

Motorists will experience road closures with detours, lane restrictions, and flagging operations. WCRC will maintain access for residents who live or work within the project limits during construction.

WCRC will host a virtual public information meeting regarding the County-wide Resurfacing projects in Spring 2024. WCRC will post project updates online at wcroads.org. Residents can subscribe to road work advisories and project updates here.

For specific questions on this project, contact Mike Bernbeck, Project Manager, (734) 327-6654 or [email protected].

Pictured is a map of our 2024 County-wide Resurfacing Program.