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Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Wagner Road

Location of roadwork:
Intersection of Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Wagner Road

Township:
Lodi

When is the work being done:
Construction and road closure is expected to begin March 23 (weather pending)

Description of work:
Add Center Left-Turn Lane, Drainage Improvements, Install Traffic Signal, Road Reconstruction

Impact on Traffic:
Intersection will be closed to traffic for approximately 3 months during construction

Funding Source(s):
Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF)

Latest Updates

March 24, 2020 Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Wagner Road: Intersection Closed

Under Governor Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives Executive Order, road construction projects have been deemed “critical infrastructure work” and will continue as scheduled.

This morning our contractor closed the intersection of Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Wagner Road to begin the scheduled intersection improvement project. The intersection will be closed for approximately 3 months. Residents and property owners who live within the work zone will be provided access to their properties but all other traffic needs to use the posted detour or seek an alternate route. Click here for the detour map. 

In an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have instructed our employees and contractors to practice social distancing while on the job site. If you have questions about the project, please do not approach staff in the field. Instead, contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org

 

March 19, 2020 Road Closure Advisory: Intersection of Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Wagner Road (Lodi Twp)

WHEN: Starting Monday, March 23, 2020

WHERE: The intersection of Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Wagner Road in Lodi Township.

WHY: Intersection improvement project

BACKGROUND: Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) and its contractor will close the intersection Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Wagner Road in Lodi Township for an intersection improvement project.

The intersection will be closed to traffic for approximately 3 months. All individuals who live or work within the construction area will be provided access to their property by the contractor during construction. All other traffic will be required to follow the posted detour or seek an alternative route.

Local businesses will remain open during construction.

DETOUR: Click here for the detour map.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, click here to visit the project web page or contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 03/19/20

March 13, 2020 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd and Wagner Rd: Closure to Start on March 23

If the weather cooperates, our contractor is planning to begin construction at the intersection of Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Wagner Road in Lodi Township on Monday, March 23, 2020. The road will be closed to through-traffic for approximately 3 months once construction begins.

Local businesses will remain open during construction.

For specific questions about this project contact Michele Ford, project manager, at (734) 327-6652 or fordm@wcroads.org.

March 6, 2020 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd and Wagner Rd: Project to Begin Soon

Tree removals at the intersection of Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Wagner Road in Lodi Township have been completed, there are a few more stumps to be ground down but that work will take place later this month. Our contractor is planning to start construction in mid-March. The exact date depends on the lifting of seasonal weight restrictions which is completely weather dependent.

Once the intersection is closed, it will be closed to all through-traffic for approximately 3 months and a detour will be posted. Local businesses will remain open during this project.

For specific questions about this project contact Michele Ford, project manager, at (734) 327-6652 or fordm@wcroads.org.

February 14, 2020 Lane Restrictions: Ann Arbor-Saline Rd and Wagner Rd (Lodi Twp)

WHEN: Starting Tuesday, February 18, 2020

WHERE: The intersection of Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Wagner Road in Lodi Township.

WHY: Tree removals

BACKGROUND: Starting Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) and its contractor will begin tree removals at the intersection Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Wagner Road in Lodi Township. These removals are in preparation for the intersection improvement project that will take place this spring/summer.

The intersection 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 tree work is expected to take approximately one week. 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, project manager, (734) 327-6652, or via email at fordm@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 02/14/20

January 28, 2020 Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Wagner Road: Tree Removals to Begin Soon

Later this year, we will reconstruct the intersection of Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Wagner Road in Lodi Township to include a new traffic signal, concrete pavement, drainage improvements, and dedicated turn lanes.

In preparation for this work, our contractor will begin the necessary tree removals in the coming weeks. We are planning to remove approximately 25 trees that are in conflict with the planned improvements. The intersection will remain open to traffic during the tree work but there may be lane restrictions. We will issue a road advisory ahead of these lane restrictions. All tree removal work will be completed by March 31, 2020.

For specific questions about this project contact Michele Ford, project manager, at (734) 327-6652 or fordm@wcroads.org.

June 13, 2019 June 11 Open House Summary

In summary, we will complete the following work on Ann Arbor-Saline Road in Pittsfield and Lodi Townships:

  • Ann Arbor-Saline Road at Wagner Road Intersection
  • Ann Arbor-Saline Road at Pleasant Lake Road Intersection
    • Upgrade the existing traffic signal to include left turn protection. This intersection will remain open to traffic during construction but there will be intermittent lane restrictions.
  • Ann Arbor-Saline Road Concrete Repairs

After listening to resident feedback at the June 11 project open house, we will instruct the contractor that the Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Wagner Road project must take place in the spring of 2020. The concrete repair work on Ann Arbor-Saline Road near I-94 may still take place this fall (between home U of M football games) or during the spring of 2020. We will issue additional updates as we get closer to the start of these projects.

If you have any questions, please contact Michele Ford, civil engineer, phone: (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org

May 14, 2019 Project Open House: Ann Arbor-Saline Road Improvements

WHAT: Ann Arbor-Saline Road Improvements Open House

WHEN: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 6 – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Lodi Township Hall, 3755 Pleasant Lake Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

WHY: The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will hold an open house on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Lodi Township Hall to share information about the improvements planned for Ann Arbor-Saline Road.

The Ann Arbor-Saline Road at Wagner Road intersection will be reconstructed and signalized, and the existing traffic signal at Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Pleasant Lake Road will be upgraded. In addition, concrete repairs will be made on Ann Arbor-Saline Road between Oak Valley Drive and I-94.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Michele Ford, (734) 327-6652.

WCRC will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audiotapes or printed material being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities upon a 7-business day notice to WCRC. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Emily Kizer, communications manager, by phone (734) 327-6646, by email kizere@wcroads.org, by fax (734) 761-3737 or by mail at WCRC, 555 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

ISSUE DATE: 5/14/2019

May 9, 2019 Project Announcement: Ann Arbor-Saline Road Improvements

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is excited to announce three new projects on Ann Arbor-Saline Road in Lodi and Pittsfield Townships in 2019.

Here’s a summary of the planned improvements:

  • Ann Arbor-Saline Road at Wagner Road Intersection
    • Reconstruct the intersection to include concrete pavement, drainage improvements, and dedicated turn lanes, and install a traffic signal to optimize traffic movements. The intersection will be closed for approximately three months during this project.
  • Ann Arbor-Saline Road at Pleasant Lake Road Intersection
    • Upgrade the existing traffic signal to include left turn protection signalization and signal timing optimization. This intersection will remain open to traffic during construction but there will be intermittent lane restrictions.
  • Ann Arbor-Saline Road Concrete Repairs
    • Replace existing damaged concrete overlay with full-depth concrete pavement in various locations between Oak Valley Drive and the I-94 ramps. The road will be closed in segments during this project but the intersections will remain open to traffic.

The work is expected to take place later in the 2019 or early in the 2020 construction season. WCRC will hold an open house about all three projects on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Lodi Township Hall, 3755 Pleasant Lake Rd, Ann Arbor.

WCRC will post project updates and road advisories online at wcroads.org and on its Facebook and Twitter pages. Subscribe to project updates and road work advisories: wcroads.org/residents/subscribe-to-road-updates/ For specific questions on this project, contact Michele Ford, Civil Engineer, at (734) 327-6652 or fordm@wcroads.org.

Contact information:
Michele Ford
    • (734) 327-6652
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