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Baker Road

Location of roadwork:
At Shield Road and Dan Hoey Road intersections

Township:
Scio

When is the work being done:
Full closure of Baker Road begins June 14, 2018

Description of work:
Mill & Resurfacing, Roundabout, Upgrade Pedestrian Facilities

Impact on Traffic:
Detour will be posted

Funding Source(s):
City of Dexter, Federal, Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF)

Latest Updates

September 6, 2018 Lane Restrictions: Baker Road (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Starting Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM

WHERE: Baker Road between Shield Road and Dan Hoey Road in Scio Township

WHY:  Pavement markings

BACKGROUND: On Friday, September 7, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., the Contractor for the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will complete the pavement markings on Baker Road between Shield Road and Grand Street in Scio Township and the City of Dexter.

The work will be completed under flag control with portions of the road closed. Motorists, emergency services and others are advised to use an alternate route.

The work is scheduled to be completed by 5:00 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018. However, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Matt MacDonell, Director of Engineering, (734) 327-6688, or via email at macdonellm@wcroads.org

 For more information about WCRC road closures visit wcroads.org/news/media-advisories.

 ISSUE DATE: 09/06/18

September 1, 2018 Road Reopened: Baker Road (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Effective Saturday, September 1, 2018

WHERE: Baker Road between Shield Road and Dan Hoey Road in Scio Township

WHY: Completion of Baker Road Roundabouts project

BACKGROUND: On Saturday, September 1, 2018, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened Baker Road between Shield Road and Dan Hoey Road in Scio Township upon the completion of the roundabout installation project.

Thank you for your patience during this project.

For tips on how to safely navigate a roundabout, visit wcroads.org/roundabouts

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Matt MacDonell (734) 327-6688 or macdonellm@wcroads.org

For more information about WCRC road closures and re-openings visit wcroads.org/news/media-advisories.

ISSUE DATE: 09/01/18

August 30, 2018 Final Touches!

The final layer of asphalt is being paved on Baker Road (including the roundabouts) today along with the installation of signs. Pavement markings are scheduled to be installed Friday and DTE is scheduled to install the street light poles on Saturday. Once these items of work are complete, the Dan Hoey/Baker and Baker Road /Shield intersections will be open to traffic.​​

August 21, 2018 Lane Restrictions: Baker Road (City of Dexter)

WHEN: Scheduled to begin Friday, August 24, 2018

WHERE: Baker Road between Dan Hoey Road and Grand Street in the City of Dexter

WHY: Mill and repave

BACKGROUND: On Friday, August 24, 2018, the City of Dexter and its contractor will begin milling the existing pavement and repaving Baker Road between Dan Hoey Road and Grand Street in the City of Dexter.

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 road improvements are 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 Matt MacDonell, Director of Engineering, (734) 327-6688, or via email at macdonellm@wcroads.org

For more information about WCRC road closures visit wcroads.org/news/media-advisories.

 ISSUE DATE: 08/21/18

August 15, 2018 It’s almost paving time!

As you can see from the photos below, we’ve made a lot of progress over the past month. Nearly all the concrete sidewalk and curb has been poured and will be adding a bit of color over the coming days, in the form of red stamped concrete in the centers of the roundabouts. If the weather cooperates, we are hoping to start paving sometime next week.

Please remind your friends and neighbors that the work area remains closed to all through traffic. Only residents living within the work area may gain access, all others must seek an alternate route.  Please be aware the Washtenaw County Sheriff continues to assist in the enforcement of the road closure.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Matt MacDonell, director of engineering, macdonellm@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6688.

July 3, 2018 July 3 – Baker Road Project Update

The Baker Road Intersections project is well underway!  Below is a brief update of our progress to date.

  • DTE–Gas and DTE–Electric have completed their utility relocations.
  • Mailboxes were temporary relocated outside the work area by the contractor.
  • The contractor (C & D Hughes, Inc.) is working to complete the storm water drainage system and water main relocation work.
  • Pavement removals has begun in preparation for new pavement, concrete curb and gutter.

Please remind your friends and neighbors that the work area remains closed to all through traffic. Only residents living within the work area may gain access, all others must seek an alternate route.  Please be aware the Washtenaw County Sheriff continues to assist in the enforcement of the road closure.

Your patience through this construction is appreciated.

Baker Road Roundabouts Project. Photo Taken June 21, 2018.

Baker Road Roundabouts Project. Photo Taken June 21, 2018.

June 5, 2018 Baker Road Closure to Begin June 14

Thanks to everyone in the Dexter area for your patience over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of road work going on.

Here’s the latest summary of the road work in the Dexter area:

  • Dexter-Ann Arbor Road between Dan Hoey Road and Zeeb Road has been reopened effective Tuesday, June 5.
  • Dan Hoey Road at Baker Road will be closed from approximately 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 to approximately 7 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6 for DTE gas line relocation.
  • The DTE Gas contractor is scheduled to work on Baker Road between Shield Road and Dan Hoey Road from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. the rest of the week (Wednesday, June 6 – Sunday, June 10) to help minimize traffic delays during lane restrictions.
  • The full closure of Baker Road between Shield Road and Dan Hoey Road will begin on Thursday, June 14 and will remain closed until the completion of the roundabout project in late August. This closure includes the Baker Road intersections of Shield Road and Dan Hoey.
  • The resurfacing work on Joy Road between Zeeb Road and Webster Church Road in Webster Township has been completed.

If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Matt MacDonell (734) 327-6688 or macdonellm@wcroads.org

Subscribe to Baker Road project updates online: http://www.wcroads.org/wcrc-project/baker-road-2/

May 29, 2018 Road Closures: Shield Rd and Dan Hoey Rd (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Week of June 4, 2018

WHERE: Shield Road and Dan Hoey Road intersections at Baker Road in Scio Township & City of Dexter

WHY: DTE Gas line relocation

BACKGROUND: DTE Gas is planning the following road closures for gas line relocation ahead of this summer’s Baker Road Roundabout project.

  • Shield Road at Baker Road will be closed from approximately 7 p.m. on Monday, June 4 to approximately 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5.
  • Dan Hoey Road at Baker Road will be closed from approximately 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 to approximately 7 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6.
  • The DTE Gas contractor is scheduled to work from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. the rest of the week (Wednesday, June 6 – Sunday, June 10) to help minimize traffic delays during lane restrictions.

However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

A detour will be posted for all through traffic.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Rachel Franco from DTE Gas at rachel.franco@dteenergy.com or (313) 389-7609.

For more information about WCRC road closures visit wcroads.org/news/media-advisories.

ISSUE DATE: 05/29/18

May 10, 2018 May 22 – Baker Road Construction Info Meeting

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC), in cooperation with the City of Dexter, will be reconstructing Baker Road from Shield Road to Dan Hoey Road this summer.

Join WCRC staff for a construction information meeting on Tuesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. at the Creekside Intermediate School Cafeteria at 2615 Baker Road, Dexter, MI 48130.

The Baker Road Intersections Project will include:

  • The construction of single-lane roundabouts on Baker Road at the intersections of Shield Road and Dan Hoey Road.
  • Installation of concrete curb, driveway approaches, sidewalk and street lights.
  • New utility infrastructure including gas main, water main and storm water management system.
  • Baker Road between Dan Hoey Road and Grand Street will also be milled and resurfaced by the City of Dexter.

Project Timeline:

Preliminary utility relocation work has already started, a contractor for DTE Gas is currently installing new gas mains. Further work will be performed to relocate DTE Electric, AT&T, Comcast, and other fiber optic/communication facilities in the coming days.

Road construction will begin on June 18, 2018. Baker Road and the intersection of Shield Road and Dan Hoey Road will be closed for the duration of the project.  Our goal is to complete the project prior to the start of the Dexter Community Schools 2018/19 school year.

Detours and Access:

  • Baker Road from Shield Road to Dan Hoey Road will be closed to non-local traffic starting June 18, 2018 through the completion of the project.
    • During this time, only residents and property owners, who live within the project limits, will be permitted to enter the construction work zone.
  • Non-residents will be required to follow posted detour route using Jackson Road, Parker Road, Dexter-Chelsea Road, and Main Street or seek an alternate route.
  • WCRC will coordinate mail delivery and garbage collection for residents and property owners who live within the project limits during the duration of the project.

For more information:

May 7, 2018 DTE Gas Line Relocation on Baker Road

WHEN: Starting Monday, May 7, 2018

WHERE: Baker Road between Shield Road and Dan Hoey Road in Scio Township and the City of Dexter

WHY: DTE Gas Line Relocation

BACKGROUND: Starting Monday, May 7, 2018, DTE will begin a gas line relocation project ahead of the WCRC and City of Dexter Baker Road Roundabout Project starting later this summer.

During this gas line project there will be intermittent lane closures on Baker Road between Shield Road and Dan Hoey Road in Scio Township and the City of Dexter. WCRC encourages motorists, emergency services and others to use an alternate route.

The gas line replacement expected to take approximately 4 weeks, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions. Baker Road will be closed to all traffic for the roundabout project once Dexter Community Schools have closed for the summer.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Matt MacDonell, Assistant Director of Engineering, (734) 327-6688, or via email at macdonellm@wcroads.org

Subscribe to Baker Road project updates online: http://www.wcroads.org/wcrc-project/baker-road-2/

ISSUE DATE: 05/07/18

February 2, 2018 Baker Road Tree Removal and Trimming

This summer, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC), in partnership with the City of Dexter, will be constructing two roundabouts on Baker Road in Scio Township.

While construction of the roundabouts will not begin until after the 2017/2018 school year has ended, there is preliminary work that must be completed. Part of this preliminary work is removing trees that have been identified within the project limits.  This tree work will begin in the coming weeks, with all tree removals done before March 31, 2018. WCRC crews will conduct the work. Please use extra caution when driving in this area while crews are working.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Matt MacDonell, Assistant Director of Engineering, macdonellm@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6688.