Austin Road Chipseal

Location of roadwork:
Between M-52 and Old US-12 Road

Township:
Bridgewater, Manchester, Saline

When is the work being done:
Chip seal: May 11 - 13, Fog seal: Week of July 5

Description of work:
Chipseal

Impact on Traffic:
Intermittent lane closures

Funding Source(s):
Four-Year Road and Non-Motorized Path Millage

Latest Updates

July 1, 2021 Lane Restrictions: Austin Rd and Others

WHEN: Starting on Tuesday, July 6, 2021

WHERE: In the following townships: Manchester, Bridgewater, Saline

  • Herman Rd between Watkins Rd and Sharon Hollow Rd
  • Austin Rd between M-52 and the City of Saline
  • Jordan Rd between Arkona Rd and Braun Rd
  • Arkona Rd between Goodrich Rd and Jordan Rd
  • Goodrich Rd between Hack Rd and Arkona Rd
  • Hack Rd between Britton Hwy and Goodrich Rd

WHY: Preventative maintenance – fog seal

BACKGROUND: Starting on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin preventative maintenance fog seal projects on roads in the following townships: Manchester, Bridgewater, and Saline. This includes Herman Rd between Watkins Rd and Sharon Hollow Rd, Austin Rd between M-52 and the City of Saline, Jordan Rd between Arkona Rd and Braun Rd, Arkona Rd between Goodrich Rd and Jordan Rd, Goodrich Rd between Hack Rd and Arkona Rd and Hack Rd between Britton Hwy and Goodrich Rd

This work was delayed from the week of June 28 due to weather conditions. The work on these roads is expected to be completed by the end of the week. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

Fog seal is another thin layer of liquid asphalt placed on top of a recent chip seal that helps to seal in the chips and further protect the pavement.

The work will be conducted under lane restrictions to allow the fog seal to cure. WCRC will return to this area in a few weeks to place permanent pavement markings.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Adam Lape, superintendent of maintenance, (734) 327-6697 or via email at lapea@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 07/01/21

June 24, 2021 Lane Restrictions: Austin Rd and Others

WHEN: Starting on Monday, June 28, 2021

WHERE: In the following townships: Manchester, Bridgewater, Saline

  • Herman Rd between Watkins Rd and Sharon Hollow Rd
  • Austin Rd between M-52 and the City of Saline
  • Jordan Rd between Arkona Rd and Braun Rd
  • Arkona Rd between Goodrich Rd and Jordan Rd
  • Goodrich Rd between Hack Rd and Arkona Rd
  • Hack Rd between Britton Hwy and Goodrich Rd

WHY: Preventative maintenance – fog seal

BACKGROUND: Starting on Monday, June 28, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin preventative maintenance fog seal projects on roads in the following townships: Manchester, Bridgewater, and Saline. This includes Herman Rd between Watkins Rd and Sharon Hollow Rd, Austin Rd between M-52 and the City of Saline, Jordan Rd between Arkona Rd and Braun Rd, Arkona Rd between Goodrich Rd and Jordan Rd, Goodrich Rd between Hack Rd and Arkona Rd and Hack Rd between Britton Hwy and Goodrich Rd.

The work on these roads is expected to be completed by the end of the week. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

Fog seal is another thin layer of liquid asphalt placed on top of a recent chip seal that helps to seal in the chips and further protect the pavement.

The work will be conducted under lane restrictions to allow the fog seal to cure. WCRC will return to this area in a few weeks to place permanent pavement markings.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Adam Lape, superintendent of maintenance, (734) 327-6697 or via email at lapea@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 06/24/21

May 10, 2021 Lane Restrictions: Austin Rd (Bridgewater, Saline Twps)

WHEN: Starting Tuesday, May 11, 2021

WHERE: Austin Rd between M-52 and US-12 in Bridgewater and Saline Townships

WHY: Preventative maintenance – chip seal

BACKGROUND: On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin a preventative maintenance chip seal project on Austin Rd between M-52 and US-12 in Bridgewater and Saline Townships.

The road improvements are expected to take approximately three days. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

Once the work is completed, drivers are advised to lower their speeds to 35 mph while the stone settles.

WCRC will return to this area in a few weeks to apply a fog seal on top of the chip seal and place permanent pavement markings.

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: 05/10/21

Contact information:
Ken Harris
    • (734)-327-6696
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