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

April 8, 2024 Daytime Road Closure: Sylvan Rd (Sharon & Sylvan Twps)

WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2024

WHERE: Sylvan Rd between Grass Lake Rd and Heim Rd in Sharon & Sylvan Townships

WHY: Unpaved road resurfacing

BACKGROUND: On Thursday, April 11, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Sylvan Rd between Grass Lake Rd and Heim Rd in Sharon & Sylvan Townships during daytime hours to perform unpaved road resurfacing.

The road will re-open at the end of each workday and remail open until work resumes the next morning.

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 Jared Powers, Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance, (734) 327-6650, or via email at powersj@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 04/08/24

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 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 14, 2024 Daytime Road Closure: Below Rd (Sharon Twp)

WHEN: Monday, March 18, 2024

WHERE: Below Rd between Prospect Hill Rd and Jacob Rd in Sharon Township

WHY: Unpaved road resurfacing

BACKGROUND: On Monday, March 18, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Below Rd between Prospect Hill Rd and Jacob Rd in Sharon Township during daytime hours for unpaved road resurfacing.

The road will re-open at the end of each workday and remain open until work resumes the following morning.

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 Jared Powers, Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance, (734) 327-6650, or via email at powersj@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 03/14/24

February 29, 2024 Lane Restrictions: Sharon Valley Rd (Sharon Twp)

WHEN: Monday, March 4, 2024

WHERE: Sharon Valley Rd, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon Township

WHY: Permit work: soil boring (soil samples)

BACKGROUND: On Monday, March 4, 2024, a contractor for the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will continue soil boring on Sharon Valley Rd, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon 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 roadwork is expected to take 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 Nate Murphy, Sr. Project Manager – D&C, (734) 327-6647, or via email at murphyn@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 02/29/24

February 26, 2024 Road Reopened: Sharon Valley Rd Bridge, over River Raisin (Sharon Twp)

WHEN: Monday, February 26, 2024

WHERE: Sharon Valley Rd Bridge, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon Township

WHY: Soil boring (Collecting soil samples)

BACKGROUND: On Monday, February 26, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened Sharon Valley Rd Bridge, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon Township.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Nate Murphy, Sr. Project Manager – D&C, (734) 327-6647 or murphyn@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 02/26/24

February 26, 2024 Road Reopened: 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) reopened Pleasant Lake Rd between Smythe Rd and M-52 in Sharon Township.

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: 02/26/24

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.