Sylvan Township

WCRC staff produced the 2024 Sylvan 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 Sylvan Township.

Primary Roads  

  • 16.50 miles of paved primary roads  
  • 0.44 miles unpaved primary roads 
  • 1 bridges (more than 20’ span) 
  • 7 culverts, greater than 5’ in diameter 

Local Roads  

  • 15 miles of local paved roads 
  • 26.50 miles of local unpaved roads 
  • 3 bridges (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 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. 

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 [email protected]

ISSUE DATE: 04/08/24

February 29, 2024 Lane Restrictions: Sibley Rd (Sylvan Twp)

WHEN: Monday, March 1, 2024

WHERE: Sibley Rd between Conway Rd and Bush Rd in Sylvan Township

WHY: Drainage

BACKGROUND: On Monday, March 1, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin drainage work on Sibley Rd between Conway Rd and Bush Rd in Sylvan 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 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 Ken Harris, Superintendent of Maintenance, (734) 327-6696, or via email at [email protected]

ISSUE DATE: 02/29/24