Northfield Township

WCRC staff produced the 2024 Northfield 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 Northfield Township.

Primary Roads  

  • 25.81 miles of paved primary roads  
  • 4.64 miles unpaved primary roads 
  • 1 bridge (more than 20’ span) 
  • 8 culverts, greater than 5’ in diameter 

Local Roads  

  • 11.45 miles of local paved roads 
  • 47.33 miles of local unpaved roads 
  • 2 bridges (more than 20’ span) 
  • 8 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

February 16, 2024 Project Announcement: Joy Rd Improvements (Ann Arbor, Northfield Twps)

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) plans to improve the unpaved portion of Joy Rd between Whitmore Lake Rd and Earhart Rd in Ann Arbor & Northfield Townships.   

In preparation for the limestone resurfacing project, WCRC crews will begin forestry work and drainage improvements in Spring 2024. The estimated cost of the three-mile project is $600,000, thanks to the Four-Year Roads and Non-Motorized Millage, renewed by Washtenaw County voters in 2020.  

“Local road projects of this magnitude take funding and partnerships,” says Kenneth Harris, WCRC Superintendent of Maintenance. “These long-awaited improvements will have lasting impacts for the traveling public.”  

During the unpaved road improvement project, drivers can expect daytime road closures, lane closures and/or lane restrictions. Completion of the project will be contingent upon the weather. WCRC crews will perform all the road improvements. 

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 Kenneth Harris, Superintendent of Maintenance, at (734) 327-6696, or via email at harrisk@wcroads.org. 

Pictured is the section of Joy Rd that will be improved between Whitmore Lake Rd and Earhart Rd in Ann Arbor & Northfield Townships.
February 9, 2024 Daytime Road Closure – Cancelled: Joy Rd (Ann Arbor & Northfield Twps)

WHEN: Monday, February 12, 2024 (Cancelled)

WHERE: Joy Rd between Whitmore Lake Rd and Earhart Rd in Ann Arbor and Northfield Townships

WHY: Forestry work cancelled

BACKGROUND: The forestry work scheduled for Monday, February 12, 2024, on Joy Rd between Whitmore Lake Rd and Earhart Rd in Ann Arbor and Northfield Townships by the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC), will be rescheduled to a later date. WCRC will post updates as the project progresses.

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: 02/09/24