Barker Rd

Location of roadwork:
Between end of pavement and Jennings Rd

Township:
Northfield

When is the work being done:
June 14 - July 23

Description of work:
Pulverize & Rehabilitate

Impact on Traffic:
Road will be closed to through traffic during construction

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

Latest Updates

July 21, 2022 Road Reopened: Barker Rd (Northfield Twp)

WHEN: Effective Friday, July 22, 2022

WHERE: Barker Rd between Kearney Rd and Jennings Rd in Northfield Township

WHY: Completion of road improvement project

BACKGROUND: On Friday, July 22, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened Barker Rd between Kearney Rd and Jennings Rd in Northfield Township after completing a road improvement project.

Some remaining punch-list items will be completed at a later date under temporary lane restrictions.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning the road improvement project, please contact Michele Ford, (734) 327-6652 or fordm@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 07/22/22

July 19, 2022 Barker Rd: Almost There!

We are making great progress on the Barker Rd Resurfacing Project in Northfield Township. Our contractor has finished paving the road and installing shoulders and driveway approaches.

Some of the pavement markings were applied this morning. The remaining work includes installing permanent signs, applying the remainder of the pavement markings and turf restoration.

Just a reminder the road remains closed to all through-traffic until construction is complete. Click here for the detour map.

Questions? Contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

photo of new crosswalk

Pictured above is the new crosswalk on the Barker Rd Resurfacing Project in Northfield Township.

July 6, 2022 Barker Rd: Widen the Way

We are making progress on the Barker Rd Resurfacing Project in Northfield Township. Last week our contractor replaced the crossroad culvert and widened the road.

This week our contractor will begin pulverizing (crushing) the existing road. The crushed material will then be shaped and compacted to create the new road base. Once completed, our contractor will begin paving. All construction is contingent on the weather and contractor scheduling.

Just a reminder the road remains closed to all through-traffic and a detour route is posted.

Questions? Contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

photo of road widening

Pictured above is Barker Rd in Northfield Township after the recent road widening.

June 23, 2022 Barker Rd: Removals? Check

We are making progress at the Barker Rd Resurfacing Project in Northfield Township. Our contractors have removed the existing pavement at roadway and driveway approaches and put up soil erosion fencing. They also have completed some necessary clearing on the west end of the project.

The next step in the project will be working to replace a crossroad culvert and begin widening the road.

Questions? Contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

photo of asphalt removals on barker rd

Our contractor recently completed the pavement removals on the Barker Rd Resurfacing Project (pictured above).

June 14, 2022 Barker Rd: Officially Closed!

The Barker Rd Resurfacing Project in Northfield Township has officially begun! We closed Barker Rd between the end of pavement and Jennings Rd earlier this morning. The road will be closed for approximately 4 weeks during resurfacing. A detour has been posted, click here for the map.

Questions? Contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

road closure barricades on Barker Rd

Pictured above are the closure barricades on Barker Rd in Northfield Township.

June 8, 2022 Road Closure: Barker Rd (Northfield Twp)

WHEN: Starting Monday, June 13, 2022

WHERE: Barker Rd between the end of pavement and Jennings Rd in Northfield Township

WHY: Road resurfacing

BACKGROUND: On Monday, June 13, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Barker Rd between the end of pavement and Jennings Rd in Northfield Township for a road resurfacing project.

In total, the road improvements are expected to take approximately 4 weeks to complete. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

During construction, WCRC and the contractors will maintain access only for people who live, work, or own property within the project limits. All other traffic will be required to follow the posted detour or seek an alternate route.

DETOUR: Click here for the detour map

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: 06/08/22

May 18, 2022 Virtual Public Meeting: Barker Rd (Northfield Twp)

PROJECT: Barker Rd Resurfacing

WHEN: Monday, June 6, 2022, at 11:30 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 resurfacing project on Barker Rd between end of pavement and US-23 in Northfield Township.

During construction, Barker Rd will be closed to through traffic. The closure is expected to be in place for 4 weeks, weather pending.

The virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday, June 6, 2022, at 11:30 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 Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@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 Emily Kizer, communications manager, by phone (734) 327-6646 or by email kizere@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 05/18/2022

January 21, 2022 Lane Restrictions: Barker Rd (Northfield Twp)

WHEN: Starting Tuesday, January 25, 2022

WHERE: Barker Rd between Kearney Rd and Jennings Rd in Northfield Township

WHY: Tree removal

BACKGROUND: On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, a contractor for the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin removing select trees along Barker Rd between Kearney Rd and Jennings Rd in Northfield Township.

The tree removals are ahead of the planned resurfacing project set to take place early this summer.

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 tree removals are expected to take two days to complete. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

Sidewalks and crossing signals will not be impacted by this work.

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

ISSUE DATE: 01/21/22

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