Scio Township

WCRC staff produced the 2024 Scio 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 Scio Township.

Primary Roads  

  • 48.98 miles of paved primary roads  
  • 0 miles unpaved primary roads 
  • 12 bridges (more than 20’ span) 
  • 9 culverts, greater than 5’ in diameter 

Local Roads  

  • 28.30 miles of local paved roads 
  • 30.96 miles of local unpaved roads 
  • 8 bridges (more than 20’ span) 
  • 10 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 16, 2024 Road Reopened: Liberty Rd (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

WHERE: Liberty Rd between Honey Run Dr and Stag’s Leap in Scio Township

BACKGROUND: On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened Liberty Rd between Honey Run Dr and Stag’s Leap in Scio Township. The road was closed last week due to flooding.

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: 04/16/24

April 12, 2024 Project Update #1: Jackson Rd Concrete Rehabilitation (Scio Twp)

During the 2024 construction season, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) plans to rehabilitate the concrete in the westbound lanes of Jackson Rd between Jackson Industrial Dr and Myrtle Ave in Scio Township. During construction, traffic will be maintained under lane restrictions in the westbound lanes. Access to the business along Jackson Rd will be maintained for workers and customers.  
 
Thank you to those who were able to attend our virtual public information meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2024. If you weren’t able to join us, click here to watch the meeting recording or check out the slide show. WCRC will send out updates as the project progresses.  
 
Questions about the project? Contact Aaron Berkholz, Assistant Director of Engineering, at (734) 327-6648, or via email at berkholza@wcroads.org.  

Pictured above is the project limits of the Jackson Rd Concrete Rehabilitation Project in Scio Township.
April 12, 2024 Road Closure with Detour: Parker Rd (Lima & Scio Twps)

WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

WHERE: Parker Rd between Scio Church Rd and Liberty Rd in Lima & Scio Townships

WHY: Drainage & forestry work

BACKGROUND: On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Parker Rd between Scio Church Rd and Liberty Rd in Lima & Scio Townships to perform drainage and forestry work in preparation for road resurfacing.

The drainage and forestry work is 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 harrisk@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 04/12/24

April 12, 2024 Road Closure: Liberty Rd (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Friday, April 12, 2024

WHERE: Liberty Rd between Honey Run Dr and Stag’s Leap in Scio Township

WHY: Flooding

BACKGROUND: On Friday, April 12, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) closed Liberty Rd between Honey Run Dr and Stag’s Leap in Scio Township due to water over the roadway. The road will remain closed to the traveling public until further notice.

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: 04/12/24

April 11, 2024 Daytime Lane Closure: Scio Church Rd (Lodi & Scio Twps)

WHEN: Monday, April 15, 2024

WHERE: Scio Church Rd between Zeeb Rd and Wagner Rd in Lodi & Scio Townships

WHY: Forestry

BACKGROUND: On Monday, April 15, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close a lane on Scio Church Rd between Zeeb Rd and Wagner Rd in Lodi & Scio Townships during daytime hours to perform forestry work.

The forestry work is expected to take approximately five 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 powersj@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 04/11/24

April 10, 2024 Road Closure with Detour: Intersection of Miller Rd & Zeeb Rd (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Monday, April 15, 2024

WHERE: Intersection of Miller Rd and Zeeb Rd in Scio Township

WHY: Roundabout construction

BACKGROUND: On Monday, April 15, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close the intersection of Miller Rd and Zeeb Rd in Scio Township to construct a roundabout.

The road improvements are expected to take approximately 12 weeks. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions and contractor scheduling.

DETOUR: Click here for the Miller Rd detour map. Click here for the Zeeb Rd detour map.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Kevin Dubnicki, Project Manager – D & C, (734) 327-6693, or via email at dubnickik@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 04/10/24

April 5, 2024 Project Update #14: Border-to-Border Trail – Huron River Dr Trail (Scio Twp)

Construction is expected to get loud on the D3 Segment of the Border-to-Border Trail along the Huron River in Scio Township.  

Over the next few weeks, as the contractor prepares to place the pedestrian bridge, workers will begin pile driving. The work involves using a pile driving machine to pound long steel piles into the soil to create a stable foundation for the bridge abutments. Residents should expect loud noise levels between the hours of 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, while this work is being performed.  

As a reminder, please refrain from entering the project site or climbing on the bridge pieces. This location continues to be an active construction zone and is not open for public use. The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will continue to send out updates as the project progresses.   

Have questions about the project? Contact Michele Ford, Sr. Project Manager – Traffic & Safety, at (734) 327-6652, or via email at fordm@wcroads.org.   

Pictured is the location where the piles will be driven on the west side of the Huron River between Zeeb Rd and Delhi Metropark in Scio Township.
April 3, 2024 Lane Restrictions: Jackson Rd (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2024

WHERE: Jackson Rd between Myrtle Ave and Parkland Plaza in Scio Township

WHY: Permit work – water main & storm sewer installation

BACKGROUND: On Thursday, April 4, 2024, A contractor will begin utility work that will affect the westbound lanes of Jackson Rd between Myrtle Ave and Parkland Plaza in Scio Township.

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

The work is 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 Mark McCulloch, Sr. Project Manager – Permits, (734) 327-6679, or via email at mccullochm@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 04/03/24

March 28, 2024 Lane Restrictions: Intersection of Miller Rd & Zeeb Rd (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Friday, March 29, 2024

WHERE: Intersection of Miller Rd and Zeeb Rd in Scio Township

WHY: Road resurfacing

BACKGROUND: On Friday, March 29, 2024, a contractor for DTE Gas will begin utility work at the Intersection of Miller Rd and Zeeb Rd in Scio 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 permit work is expected to take approximately five 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 Kevin Dubnicki, Project Manager – D&C, (734) 327-6693, or via email at dubnickik@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 03/28/24

March 22, 2024 Lane Restrictions: Huron River Dr (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Monday, March 25, 2024

WHERE: Huron River Dr between Zeeb Rd and E Delhi Rd in Scio Township

WHY: Non-motorized pathway construction

BACKGROUND: On Monday, March 25, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) continue non-motorized pathway construction for the Border-to-Border (B2B) trail near Huron River Dr between Zeeb Rd and E Delhi Rd in Scio 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 lane restrictions are expected to be in place for approximately six months. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Michele Ford, Sr. Project Manager – T&S, (734) 327-6652, or via email at fordm@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 03/22/24

March 21, 2024 Project Update #13: Border-to-Border Trail – Huron River Dr Trail (Scio Twp)

As the weather warms up, residents can expect to see construction continue on the D3 section of the Border-to-Border (B2B) Trail along the Huron River in Scio Township.  

Last fall, the contractor was able to install fencing, repair crossroad cuts, pave the shoulder of Zeeb Rd and complete slope stabilization near one of the retaining walls for the pathway.  

The contractor has finally received all the necessary railroad approvals, so they will begin work on the pedestrian bridge abutments soon. This work will involve excavation, pile driving, and concrete work. The bridge erection is expected to happen this summer. Next week, there may be some work along the trail that will cause intermittent lane restrictions on Huron River Dr between Zeeb Rd and E Delhi Rd, so please stay alert when using this segment of road.  

As a reminder, please refrain from entering the project site or climbing on the bridge pieces. This location continues to be an active construction zone and is not open for public use. The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will continue to send out updates as the project progresses.  

Have questions about the project? Contact Michele Ford, Sr. Project Manager – Traffic & Safety, at (734) 327-6652, or via email at fordm@wcroads.org 

Pictured above is an aerial view of the trail between Zeeb Rd and Delhi Rd in Scio Township. 
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 bernbeckm@wcroads.org.

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 oliphantt@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 03/19/24

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 bernbeckm@wcroads.org.

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

March 13, 2024 Virtual Public Meeting: Jackson Rd Concrete Rehabilitation (Scio Twp)

PROJECT: Jackson Rd Concrete Rehabilitation Project

WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 12 p.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 concrete rehabilitation project on Jackson Rd in Scio Township.

During construction, traffic on Jackson Rd between Jackson Industrial Dr and Myrtle Ave will be maintained under lane closures. The lane closures are expected to be in place for approximately two months, weather pending.

The virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 12 p.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 Aaron Berkholz, Assistant Director of Engineering, at (734) 327-6648, or via email at berkholza@wcroads.org.

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 oliphantt@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 03/13/24

March 12, 2024 Project Announcement: Jackson Rd Concrete Rehabilitation (Scio Twp)

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) plans to rehabilitate the concrete pavement in the westbound lanes of the Jackson Rd Corridor, between Jackson Industrial Dr and Myrtle Ave in Scio Township.

The Jackson Rd Corridor is a major artery that connects communities and is crucial to moving goods and services throughout Washtenaw County. The Jackson Rd Corridor Pavement Rehabilitation project is funded, in part, by the current Four-Year County-wide Roads and Non-Motorized Millage and the Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF). The estimated construction cost is $1 million.

“This road improvement is necessary to preserve and maintain a highly relied upon primary road,” says Aaron Berkholz, WCRC Assistant Director of Engineering. “The benefit of this investment in the county infrastructure will be realized for many years to come.”

During construction, a WCRC contractor will close one westbound lane of Jackson Rd, between Jackson Industrial Dr and Myrtle Ave, at a time. Westbound traffic will be maintained in a single lane, adjacent to the lane under construction. Based on significant traffic volumes on Jackson Rd, motorists can expect delays in the area.

WCRC will host a virtual public information meeting regarding this project in Spring 2024. For more information visit the project web page here.

WCRC will alert the public with construction updates on the WCRC website. Sign up for WCRC project updates here.

For specific questions regarding this project, please contact Aaron Berkholz, Assistant Director of Engineering, at (734) 327-6648, or via email at berkholza@wcroads.org.

Pictured is the current condition of Jackson Rd between Zeeb Rd and Myrtle Ave in Scio Township.
March 6, 2024 Lane Restrictions: Jackson Rd (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2024

WHERE: Jackson Rd between Dino Dr and Baker Rd in Scio Township

WHY: Permit work – utility work

BACKGROUND: On Thursday, March 7, 2024, DTE Gas will begin utility work near the eastbound lanes of Jackson Rd between Dino Dr and Baker Rd in Scio 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 utility work is 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 Lauren Purdy, Permits Coordinator, (734) 327-6690, or via email at purdyl@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 03/06/24

February 21, 2024 Road Reopened: Miller Rd (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

WHERE: Miller Rd between Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd and Zeeb Rd in Scio Township

WHY: Completion of forestry work

BACKGROUND: On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened Miller Rd between Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd and Zeeb Rd in Scio Township.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Jared Powers, Asst. Superintendent of Maintenance, (734) 327-6650 or powersj@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 02/21/24

February 16, 2024 Project Update #3: Miller Rd at Zeeb Rd Roundabout (Scio Twp)

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) plans to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Miller Rd and Zeeb Rd in Scio Township during the 2024 construction season. During construction, the intersection will be closed to all traffic and a detour will be posted. 

Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual public construction information meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2024. If you weren’t able to join us, click here to watch the meeting recording or check out the slide show. 

In preparation for this project, next week our contractor will begin removing a significant number of trees and performing forestry work. To ensure the safety of the workers and the public, WCRC will close Miller Rd between Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd and Zeeb Rd in Scio Township. WCRC will continue to post updates as the project progresses. 

Questions? Contact Kevin Dubnicki, Project Manager, at (734) 327-6693, or via email at dubnickik@wcroads.org 

Pictured is the brush and trees that will be removed along Miller Rd between Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd and Zeeb Rd in Scio Township.
February 16, 2024 Road Closure with Detour: Miller Rd (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Monday, February 19, 2024

WHERE: Miller Rd between Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd and Zeeb Rd in Scio Township

WHY: Forestry

BACKGROUND: On Monday, February 19, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Miller Rd between Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd and Zeeb Rd in Scio Township to perform forestry work.

The roadwork is expected to take approximately five 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 Jared Powers, Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance, (734) 327-6650, or via email at powersj@wcroads.org        

ISSUE DATE: 02/16/24