Cavanaugh Lake Rd

Location of roadwork:
Between Pierce Rd and City of Chelsea

Township:
Sylvan

When is the work being done:
Resurfacing: October 7 - 19

Description of work:
Pulverize & Rehabilitate

Impact on Traffic:
Road reopened October 19

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

Latest Updates

November 11, 2022 Cavanaugh Lake Rd: Nearing The End

The Resurfacing project on Cavanaugh Lake Rd in Sylvan Township is nearly complete! Yesterday, our crews and the railroad company returned to finish the remaining resurfacing work near the railroad crossing.

In the coming weeks, our contractor will return to place the second application of pavement markings, which will be conducted under lane restrictions. Once started, this work should take approximately one day. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions and contractor availability.

While the road will be open to traffic, delays are likely due to the lane restrictions. We encourage motorists, emergency services and others to seek an alternate route whenever possible.

If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, at (734) 327-6654, or via email at bernbeckm@wcroads.org 

P.S. We recently learned that the Amtrak railroad maintenance, originally scheduled for November 14, has been pushed into the 2023 construction season!

Pictured above is the newly resurfaced Cavanaugh Lake Rd in Sylvan Township!

November 4, 2022 Cavanaugh Lake Rd: Last Stretch!

We’re finishing up our last stretch of work on Cavanaugh Lake Rd in Sylvan Township next week! On Monday, November 7, our crews and the railroad company will be returning to finish the remaining resurfacing work near the railroad crossing.

Once started, this milling and paving are expected to take approximately one week. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions and contractor scheduling. The road will remain open during this stage of the project but there will be lane closures and a flagger to accommodate the work.

If you have any questions regarding this work, please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, at (734) 327-6654, or via email at bernbeckm@wcroads.org

P.S. We recently learned that Amtrak has some additional railroad crossing maintenance scheduled at this crossing in the coming weeks. As of right now, they are planning to close the crossing to all traffic for a few days starting Monday, November 14. This work is unrelated to our resurfacing work and unfortunately, couldn’t be completed at the same time as our road work. We will send out another update as we get closer to the start of Amtrak’s work.

October 31, 2022 Cavanaugh Lake Rd: Slowly, But Surely!

Slowly but surely, we are making progress on the remaining items in the Cavanaugh Lake Rd Resurfacing Project in Sylvan Township! This past week, we placed pavement markings along the newly resurfaced section.

We are still waiting on the railroad company to provide a special crew to complete the remaining resurfacing near the railroad crossing. Once started, this milling and paving are expected to take approximately one week. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions and contractor scheduling. The road will remain open during this stage of the project but there will be lane closures and a flagger to accommodate the work.

If you have any questions regarding this work, please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, at (734) 327-6654, or via email at bernbeckm@wcroads.org

October 21, 2022 Cavanaugh Lake Rd: A Little More To Do

Cavanaugh Lake Rd in Sylvan Township has been open for a few days now and is looking good!

We’re still waiting for the final application of pavement markings which will take place in the coming weeks. In addition, we will return to mill (or grind) and then pave a small section of Cavanaugh Lake Rd near the railroad crossing by the border with the City of Chelsea. We have to wait for a special paving crew, who are credentialed to work within the railroad right-of-way, to become available in our area.

Questions about Cavanaugh Lake Rd paving? Please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, bernbeckm@wcroads.org.

P.S. Next week, there will be a brief closure of W. Middle St. between Cleveland St and Middle Ct in the City of Chelsea while a private contractor installs a water service line. The posted detour includes Cavanaugh Lake Rd and Pierce Rd. You may see unusual volumes of vehicles using these roads during this 3-4 day closure. Thanks for your patience!

October 19, 2022 Road Reopened: Cavanaugh Lake Rd (Sylvan Twp)

WHEN: On Wednesday, October 19, 2022

WHERE: Cavanaugh Lake Rd between Pierce Rd and The City of Chelsea in Sylvan Township

WHY: Road resurfacing

BACKGROUND: On Wednesday, October 19, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened Cavanaugh Lake Rd between Pierce Rd and The City of Chelsea in Sylvan Township.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Mike Bernbeck, (734) 327-6654 or bernbeckm@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE:  10/19/22

October 18, 2022 Cavanaugh Lake Rd: Nearing the End

Things are looking really good on our Cavanaugh Lake Rd Resurfacing Project in Sylvan Township. Our contractor finished paving over the weekend and we are now waiting for a weather window to place the gravel shoulders. Unfortunately, this week’s wet and cold temps have not been helping us. We’re hoping to place shoulders later this week and then reopen the road.

Cavanaugh Lake Rd remains closed to all through traffic. Residents who live or work within the work zone will continue to be provided access throughout construction and all other traffic must follow the posted detour or seek an alternate route.

Questions? Please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, bernbeckm@wcroads.org.

October 14, 2022 Cavanaugh Lake Rd: Pave On

So far, paving is going smoothly on the Cavanaugh Lake Rd Resurfacing Project in Sylvan Township. Today, our contractor started placing the second layer of asphalt aka wearing course. We hope to finish paving within the next few days. Once paving has been completed, we will place gravel shoulders and pavement markings before reopening the road.

As a reminder, on days that we are paving, local traffic (people who live or work within the project limits) will only be permitted to travel eastbound within the work zone.

Cavanaugh Lake Rd remains closed to all through traffic. Residents who live or work within the work zone will continue to be provided access throughout construction.

Questions? Please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, bernbeckm@wcroads.org.

roller working on fresh pavement on Cavanaugh Lake Rd

Pictured above: Paving yesterday on Cavanaugh Lake Rd. We hope to finish paving in the next few days.

October 11, 2022 Cavanaugh Lake Rd: Paving Starts TOMORROW

Good news on the Cavanaugh Lake Rd Resurfacing Project in Sylvan Township…Our contractor’s schedule has moved around and we are now planning to start paving tomorrow!

Our contractor will start near the intersection of Cavanaugh Lake Rd and Pierce Rd and move eastbound as they pave. We expect this first layer of asphalt to take a few days to complete, weather pending. As a reminder, on days that we are paving, local traffic (people who live or work within the project limits) will only be permitted to travel eastbound within the work zone.

Cavanaugh Lake Rd remains closed to all through traffic. Residents who live or work within the work zone will continue to be provided access throughout construction.

Questions? Please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, bernbeckm@wcroads.org.

October 10, 2022 Cavanaugh Lake Rd: Pulverized!

We made great progress on the Cavanaugh Lake Rd Resurfacing Project in Sylvan Township over the weekend. Our contractor has completed all the pulverizing planned and they are now preparing the new road base for paving.

Right now, we’re planning to start paving the first layer of asphalt this Thursday if the weather cooperates. The contractor will start near the intersection of Cavanaugh Lake Rd and Pierce Rd and move eastbound as they pave.

Cavanaugh Lake Rd remains closed to all through traffic. Residents who live or work within the work zone (aka local traffic) will be provided access throughout construction. However, on days that we are paving, local traffic will only be permitted to travel eastbound within the work zone. Please use caution when entering the work zone and pay special attention to instructions from signs and workers in the field.

Questions? Please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, bernbeckm@wcroads.org.

A pulverized surface on Cavanaugh Lake Rd in Sylvan Twp

We finished pulverizing Cavanaugh Lake Rd this weekend. Pictured above is the new road bed as we prep it for paving.

October 7, 2022 Cavanaugh Lake Rd: Officially Closed!

Road resurfacing on Cavanaugh Lake Rd between Pierce Rd and the City of Chelsea in Sylvan Township is officially underway!

The road was closed earlier this morning and will be closed for approximately 2 weeks to all through traffic. Residents who live or work within the project boundaries will be provided access throughout construction.

A detour route has been posted, click here for the map.

Questions? Please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, bernbeckm@wcroads.org.

October 4, 2022 Road Closure: Cavanaugh Lake Rd (Sylvan Twp)

WHEN: Starting Friday, October 7, 2022

WHERE: Cavanaugh Lake Rd between Pierce Rd and the City of Chelsea in Sylvan Township

WHY: Road resurfacing

BACKGROUND: On Friday October 7, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Cavanaugh Lake Rd between Pierce Rd and the City of Chelsea in Sylvan Township for a road resurfacing project.

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

DETOUR: Click here for the detour map. 

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, or via email at Bernbeckm@wcroads.org.              

ISSUE DATE: 10/04/22

September 30, 2022 Cavanaugh Lake Rd: Starting Next Week (Fingers Crossed!)

Good news! We’re hoping to start our resurfacing project on Cavanaugh Lake Rd between Pierce Rd and the City of Chelsea in Sylvan Township later next week. Our contractor is preparing the necessary resources to begin work next Friday, as long as the weather and crew scheduling works out.

During this closure, we will pulverize the existing road surface and resurface the road with two layers (aka courses) of asphalt.

Once we get started the road will be closed to through traffic for approximately 4 weeks and a detour will be posted.  Residents who live or work within the project boundaries will be provided access throughout construction.

Questions? Contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, bernbeckm@wcroads.org

 

August 3, 2022 Virtual Public Meeting: Cavanaugh Lake Rd (Sylvan Twp)

PROJECT: Cavanaugh Lake Rd Resurfacing

WHEN: Thursday, August 25, 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 Cavanaugh Lake Rd between Pierce Rd and the City of Chelsea in Sylvan Township.

During construction, Cavanaugh Lake 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 Thursday, August 25, 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 Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, bernbeckm@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: 08/03/2022

July 21, 2022 Daytime Road Closure: Cavanaugh Lake Rd (Sylvan Twp)

WHEN: Starting Monday, July 25, 2022

WHERE: Cavanaugh Lake Rd between Pierce Rd and the City of Chelsea in Sylvan Township

WHY: Drainage improvements

BACKGROUND: On Monday, July 25, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Cavanaugh Lake Rd between Pierce Rd and the City of Chelsea is Sylvan Township for drainage improvements. This work is being completed ahead of a road resurfacing project planned for later this year.

The road will reopen at the end of each day and remain open until work resumes the following morning.

The work is expected to take approximately one week to complete. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

Access will be maintained for residents and property owners who live or work within the work zone.

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: 07/21/22