Bemis Road Intersection and Resurfacing

Location of roadwork:
Intersection of Bemis Rd and Carpenter Rd AND Bemis Rd between Platt Rd and Carpenter Rd

Township:
Pittsfield, York

When is the work being done:
Bemis Rd Paving: Completed, Intersection: June 28 - October 1

Description of work:
Install Traffic Signal, Pulverize & Rehabilitate

Impact on Traffic:
Lanes closures at the intersection

Funding Source(s):
Federal, Four-Year Road and Non-Motorized Path Millage, Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF)

Latest Updates

July 14, 2021 Bemis Rd: Widen the Horizon

We continue to make progress at the intersection of Bemis Rd and Carpenter Rd on the border of York and Pittsfield Townships. The contractor finished installing the new curb earlier this week.

In the upcoming week, we expect to finish widening the southwest corner of the intersection. Once the intersection widening is completed, we will be paving as long as weather permits.

Questions? Please contact James Hui, project manager (734) 327-6660, or via email at huij@wcroads.org.

photo of crews working on the curb

The curb was installed this week at the intersection of Bemis Rd and Carpenter Rd (pictured above).

July 8, 2021 Bemis Rd: Millin’ It

Despite a soggy 10 days, we are making great progress at the intersection of Bemis Rd and Carpenter Rd on the border of York and Pittsfield Townships. Our contractors are working to widen the NE part of the intersection and have replaced one large crossroad culvert. They have also removed section of the existing curb and are preparing to place new curb soon.

Today, they began milling the road approaches on Bemis Rd. This work will continue into next week.

The intersection remains open to traffic, but delays are likely due to lane closures. WCRC encourages motorists, emergency services and others to use an alternate route.

Questions? Please contact James Hui, project manager (734) 327-6660, or via email at huij@wcroads.org.

photo of Bemis Rd milling

Milling road approaches on Bemis Rd today.

June 24, 2021 Lane Restrictions: Bemis Rd and Carpenter (Pittsfield, York Twps)

WHEN: Starting on Monday, June 28, 2021

WHERE: Intersection of Bemis Rd and Carpenter Rd in Pittsfield and York Townships

WHY: Intersection improvement

BACKGROUND: On Monday, June 28, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin an intersection improvement project at the intersection of Bemis Rd and Carpenter Rd in Pittsfield and York Townships.

The intersection will not be closed to traffic, but delays are likely due to lane closures. WCRC encourages motorists, emergency services and others to use an alternate route.

The intersection improvement is expected to be completed by early October. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact James Hui, project manager (734) 327-6660, or via email at huij@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 06/24/21

May 18, 2021 Road Reopened: Bemis Rd (Pittsfield, York Twps)

WHEN: Effective Tuesday, May 18, 2021

WHERE: Bemis Rd between Platt Rd and Carpenter Rd on the border of Pittsfield and York Township

WHY: Completion of road resurfacing project

BACKGROUND: On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened Bemis Rd between Platt Rd and Carpenter Rd on the border of Pittsfield and York Township after completing a road resurfacing project.

Contractors for WCRC will be back on Bemis Rd throughout the next two weeks applying final pavement markings, placing asphalt driveway approaches and other punch-list items. This work will be conducted under lane restrictions.

WCRC will return to the intersection of Bemis Rd and Carpenter Rd later this summer to install a new traffic signal and construct a left turn lane on Carpenter Rd. This work will also be conducted under lane restrictions.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning the road resurfacing project, please contact James Hui, (734) 327-6660 or huij@wcroads.org.

If you have any questions concerning the intersection project, please contact Brent Schlack, (734) 327-6670 or schlackb@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 05/18/21

May 12, 2021 Bemis Rd: Let’s Get Paving!

We continue to make progress on the Bemis Rd Resurfacing Project on the border of Pittsfield and York Townships. Unfortunately, last week, there were some issues at the asphalt plant but those are now resolved. We will start paving today and it should take us a couple of days to complete.

Bemis Rd between Platt Rd and Carpenter Rd remains closed to through-traffic and a detour is posted. If you live or work within the project area, our contractor will provide access to your property throughout construction but there may be slight delays getting to your property while they are paving. Thanks for your patience!

Questions? Contact James Hui, project manager, huij@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6660.

photo of a pulverized Bemis Rd

The pulverized surface of Bemis Rd from earlier this week. We will start placing asphalt on this roadbed today.

April 28, 2021 Bemis Rd: And So It Begins

The resurfacing project on Bemis Rd has officially begun! Our contractor started pulverizing the roadbed this morning (pictured below). This work will continue throughout the week.

Bemis Rd between Platt Rd and Carpenter Rd is now closed to through-traffic and a detour is posted. If you live or work within the project area, our contractor will provide access to your property throughout construction.

Questions? Contact James Hui, project manager, huij@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6660.

photo of pulverizer on Bemis Rd

April 21, 2021 Road Closure- Bemis Rd (Pittsfield, York Twps)

WHEN: Starting Tuesday, April 27, 2021

WHERE: Bemis Rd between Platt Rd and Carpenter Rd on the border of Pittsfield and York Townships

WHY: Road resurfacing

BACKGROUND: On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Bemis Rd between Platt Rd and Carpenter Rd on the border of Pittsfield and York Townships for a road resurfacing project.

The road will be closed to through traffic for approximately 6 weeks. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

People who live or work within the work zone will be provided access to their properties throughout construction.

Later this summer, WCRC will install a traffic signal at the intersection of Bemis Rd and Carpenter Rd. The intersection will remain open during this project but there may be traffic delays due to lane and shoulder closures. An additional road advisory will be sent before the start of the intersection project.

DETOUR: Click here for the detour map

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact James Hui, project manager, (734) 327-6660, or via email at huij@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 04/21/21

April 6, 2021 Virtual Public Meeting: Bemis Rd Resurfacing (Pittsfield, York Twps)

WHAT: Bemis Rd Intersection and Resurfacing Project

WHEN: Monday, April 19, 2021, 11 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 Bemis Rd Intersection and Resurfacing Project planned for this summer.

Bemis Rd will be resurfaced between Platt Rd and Carpenter Rd and a box-span traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Bemis Rd and Carpenter Rd. WCRC will also construct a left turn lane at the intersection.

During this project, Bemis Rd between Platt Rd and Carpenter Rd will be closed to through traffic and a detour will be posted. The intersection of Bemis Rd and Carpenter Rd will remain open but motorists should expect congestion due to lane restrictions.  

The virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday, April 19, 2021, at 11 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 James Hui, project manager, (734) 327-6660, huij@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: 04/06/2021

Contact information:
James Hui
    • (734) 327-6660
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