Sharon Township

WCRC staff produced the 2024 Sharon 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 Sharon Township.

Primary Roads  

  • 10.18 miles of paved primary roads  
  • 11 miles unpaved primary roads 
  • 2 bridges (more than 20’ span) 
  • 1 culverts, greater than 5’ in diameter 

Local Roads  

  • 0.25 miles of local paved roads 
  • 34.69 miles of local unpaved roads 
  • 3 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

February 23, 2024 Project Update #1: Sharon Valley Rd Bridge Replacement (Sharon Twp)

In early February, a contractor for the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) closed Sharon Valley Rd, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon Township for permitted soil boring (soil samples) work. The permitted work is related to preparation for the bridge replacement planned for 2025.  

Due to subsurface water issues that have been encountered during this permitted work, the closure will be extended until the WCRC contractor can finish collecting soil samples. We hope to re-open the road early next week. WCRC will continue to send out updates as the project progresses. 

For specific questions regarding this project, please contact Nate Murphy, Senior Project Manager – Design & Construction, at (734) 327-6647, or via email at murphyn@wcroads.org. 

Pictured is contractor collecting soil samples on Sharon Valley Rd, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon Township. 
February 22, 2024 Road Closure with Detour: Pleasant Lake Rd (Sharon Twp)

WHEN: Monday, February 26, 2024

WHERE: Pleasant Lake Rd between Smythe Rd and M-52 in Sharon Township

WHY: Culvert replacement

BACKGROUND: On Monday, February 26, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Pleasant Lake Rd between Smythe Rd and M-52 in Sharon Township to replace a crossroad culvert.

The road improvements are expected to take approximately one day. 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: 02/22/24

February 6, 2024 Project Announcement: Sharon Valley Rd Bridge Replacement (Sharon Twp)

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) plans to replace the bridge on Sharon Valley Rd, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon Township.

The Sharon Valley Rd Bridge is currently in the design phase and scheduled for construction in 2025. The bridge was built in 1960 and has reached the end of its design life. The two-lane bridge has been weight-restricted for many years and needs to be replaced. WCRC received a local bridge program grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to replace the aging structure.

“This project is about keeping communities connected,” says Nate Murphy, WCRC Senior Project Manager – Design and Construction. “WCRC could not move forward without the essential funding structure vital in upgrading local infrastructure.”

Residents will notice staff collecting data that may cause traffic impacts. This project will require some tree removals. During construction, the bridge will be closed to all traffic with a posted detour. As part of the bridge replacement, WCRC plans to pave a portion of the leading up to the structure on each side. WCRC will begin hosting virtual public information meetings regarding this project in the fall of 2024.

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 Nate Murphy, Senior Project Manager – Design & Construction, at (734) 327-6647, or via email at murphyn@wcroads.org.

Pictured is the Sharon Valley Rd Bridge, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon Township.