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Chubb Road and 5 Mile Road

Location of roadwork:
Chubb Road from 5 Mile Road to 6 Mile Road; 5 Mile Road from Chubb Road to Napier Road

Township:
Salem

When is the work being done:
Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 (Chubb Road portion of the project has been delayed due to an unexpected utility conflict)

Description of work:
Paving, Road Reconstruction

Impact on Traffic:
There will be a combination of lane restrictions and full closures throughout construction

Funding Source(s):
Special Assessment District (SAD), Township

Latest Updates

December 3, 2019 Buttoned Up for Winter

Our contractors have now buttoned up the Chubb Road paving project for the winter. Unfortunately, we were unable to pave the top layer of asphalt on Chubb Road between the railroad tracks and 6 Mile Road. That will be completed in the spring with the rest of Chubb Road between 5 Mile Road and the railroad tracks.

We expect the necessary utility work to be completed this winter. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mark McCulloch, senior project manager, mccullochm@wcroads.org,  (734) 327-6679.

November 14, 2019 Project Delayed

Unfortunately, our contractors have recently discovered an unexpected utility conflict on the Chubb Road paving project in Salem Township. This conflict must be resolved before the road project can resume. This will delay the completion of the road project until the spring of 2020.

We were able to get asphalt down on Chubb Road between the railroad tracks and 6 Mile Road. Our contractor is hoping to pave the final layer of asphalt in this section before Thanksgiving if the weather cooperates. The section of Chubb Road between 5 Mile Rd and the railroad tracks will be buttoned up with some additional gravel in the coming days and the contractors will return in the spring to complete the curb/gutter and pavement.

We are now soliciting bids for the unexpected utility work and hope to have a schedule soon.

Thank you in advance for your patience during this delay. For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch, senior project manager, mccullochm@wcroads.org,  (734) 327-6679.

 

 

October 30, 2019 One Layer at a Time

It has already been another productive week on the Chubb Road Reconstruction Project in Salem Township. Yesterday, our contractor paved the first layer of asphalt on Chubb Road between the railroad tracks and 6 Mile Road. They continue to work on preparing the road base south of the railroad tracks.

For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch, senior project manager, mccullochm@wcroads.org,  (734) 327-6679.

Paving on Chubb Road

 The first layer of asphalt was placed yesterday.

October 25, 2019 Almost Time to Pave

It has been a very productive week on the Chubb Road reconstruction project in Salem Township. Our contractor continues to make great progress on the storm sewer and road base work. If the weather cooperates, paving the first layer of asphalt between the railroad tracks and 6 Mile Road is scheduled for early next week.

Right now, weather permitting, we are hoping to finish this project by the end of November. For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch, senior project manager, mccullochm@wcroads.org,  (734) 327-6679.

Chubb Road 10/25 Progress

We continue to make great progress on Chubb Road.

October 17, 2019 Full Steam Ahead on Chubb Road

Last week, our contractors started reconstructing Chubb Road between 5 Mile Road and 6 Mile Road in Salem Township and they are making great progress! Multiple crews are working on different stages of construction from storm pipe installation to cutting the grade and placing the aggregate base.

The final layer of asphalt will be placed on 5 Mile Road between Chubb Road and Napier Road this weekend if the weather cooperates.

For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch, senior project manager, mccullochm@wcroads.org,  (734) 327-6679.

Cutting the grade on Chubb Road

Laying the aggregate base on Chubb Road

Installing the storm sewer on Chubb Road

October 8, 2019 Road Work Advisory: Chubb Road (Salem Twp)

WHEN: Starting Wednesday, October 9, 2019

WHERE: Chubb Road between 5 Mile Road and 6 Mile Road in Salem Township

WHY: Road reconstruction

BACKGROUND: Starting Wednesday, October 9, 2019, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will restrict southbound travel on Chubb Road between 5 Mile Road and 6 Mile Road in Salem Township for phase 1 of the Chubb Road reconstruction project.

On that same day, WCRC will reopen 5 Mile Road between Chubb Road and Napier Road in Salem Township. The final layer of asphalt paving on 5 Mile Road will be completed at a later date.

Southbound Chubb Road 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 Mark McCulloch, senior project manager, (734) 327-6679, mccullochm@wcroads.org

For more information about the Chubb Road and 5 Mile Road paving project visit wcroads.org/wcrc-project/chubb-road-and-5-mile-road/

ISSUE DATE: 10/08/19

September 23, 2019 Paving Day!

Today’s beautiful fall weather made for a perfect first day of paving on the 5 Mile Road project in Salem Township. Our contractor expects it to take a few more days to finish paving. Once the paving has been completed, there are a few more items that need to be completed before the road can be reopened, including installation of guard rail and temporary pavement markings.

As soon as all the work has been completed on 5 Mile Road, our contractor will shift focus to Chubb Road. More information on Chubb Road closure schedule will be shared soon.

For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch, project manager, mccullochm@wcroads.org,  (734) 327-6679.

Paving the first layer of asphalt on 5 Mile Road

September 19, 2019 Coming Soon: Paving on 5 Mile Rd

Concrete curbs have been completed on 5 Mile Road in Salem Township. Our contractors are hoping to start paving the road sometime next week. We ask for your patience during this stage, paving schedules are very fluid and heavily weather dependent.

5 Mile Road remains closed to through traffic. Property owners and residents, who live within the work zone, will continue to be provided access to their home or business; there may be some delays to this traffic during the paving process. All other traffic must follow the posted detour or seek an alternate route.

Access to Advanced Disposal Services and Fortistar Methane Group will be provided via Napier Road. Access to Braeburn Golf Course will be provided at the intersection of Napier Road and 5 Mile Road.

For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch, project manager, mccullochm@wcroads.org,  (734) 327-6679.

September 11, 2019 Let the Curbs Begin!

It’s been a busy week so far on the 5 Mile Road paving project in Salem Township – our contractor started placing the concrete curb and gutter. They also continue to work on the gravel subgrade of the road and some other drainage work.

For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch, project manager, at mccullochm@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6679.

Our contractors started placing the concrete curb and gutter this week.

August 20, 2019 It’s All About that Base

Our contractor continues to make progress on the 5 Mile Road Reconstruction Project in Salem Township. This week they are working to build up the road base in preparation for eventual paving. As you can see from the photo below, the stone deliveries have started and will continue for a bit until the road base has been completed in this section.

For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch, project manager, at mccullochm@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6679.

Working on the road base on 5 Mile Road in Salem Township

August 7, 2019 All About Drainage

Our contractor has been making steady progress on the 5 Mile Road Reconstruction Project in Salem Township. They should be completing the storm sewer work on 5 Mile Road soon. Our contractor is also working on cutting the clay grade on 5 Mile Road preparing the road for eventual paving.

We are still hoping to have both the 5 Mile Road and Chubb Road projects completed by the end of November.

For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch, project manager, at mccullochm@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6679.

Our contractor is working on digging to the clay base for the road

July 22, 2019 Laying the Groundwork

Our contractor has been making steady progress on the 5 Mile Road reconstruction project in Salem Township. Since the start of the closure on July 8, our contractors have started work on the storm sewer and they have begun pulverizing the existing pavement in some areas. This work will continue for a couple of weeks.

5 Mile Road between Chubb Road and Napier Road remains closed to through traffic. Access to Advanced Disposal Services and Fortistar Methane Group will be provided via Napier Road. Access to Braeburn Golf Course will be provided at the intersection of Napier Road and 5 Mile Road.

For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch, project manager, at mccullochm@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6679.

Crews are working on pulverizing pavement on the 5 Mile Road Reconstruction Project

July 2, 2019 Road Closure: 5 Mile Road (Salem Twp)

WHEN: Starting Monday, July 8, 2019

WHERE: 5 Mile Road between Chubb Road and Napier Road in Salem Township

WHY: Road reconstruction

BACKGROUND:  Starting Monday, July 8, 2019, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close 5 Mile Road between Chubb Road and Napier Road in Salem Township for a road reconstruction project.

The closure is expected to last until mid-August.

The road will be closed to all traffic. During construction, access to Advanced Disposal Services and Fortistar Methane Group will be provided via Napier Road. Access to Braeburn Golf Course will be provided at the intersection of Napier Road and 5 Mile Road.

DETOUR: Click here for the detour map

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Mark McCulloch, senior project manager, (734) 327-6679, or via email at mccullochm@wcroads.org

For more information about the Chubb Road and 5 Mile Road paving project visit https://www.wcroads.org/wcrc-project/chubb-road-and-5-mile-road/

ISSUE DATE: 07/02/19

June 18, 2019 Road Closure Postponed

Unfortunately, the planned closure of 5 Mile Road has been postponed to after July 4, 2019, due to the weather and other scheduling conflicts. Another advisory will be issued ahead of the closure.

We apologize for the change in schedule. If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Mark McCulloch, senior project manager, (734) 327-6679, or via email at mccullochm@wcroads.org.

May 23, 2019 Getting Closer to Construction

We’re getting closer to the start of the paving project on Chubb Road and 5 Mile Road in Salem Township. Dan’s Excavating has been selected as the contractor for this project and construction is expected to begin on or after June 10, 2019. Road closures for this work will come in phases. More information about road closures will be shared as we get closer to the start date.

For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch, project manager, at mccullochm@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6679.

April 9, 2019 Chubb Road Railroad Crossing Work to Begin

Starting this Thursday, April 11, CSX will begin upgrading the railroad crossing on Chubb Road between 5 Mile Road and 6 Mile Road. This work is expected to take 2 – 3 weeks and there may be intermittent lane restrictions under flag control. Please use caution around this work zone.

This upgrade is part of the Chubb Road and 5 Mile Road Paving Project that will be completed later this year. For specific questions on this project, visit the Chubb Road and 5 Mile Road Project webpage or contact Mark McCulloch, project manager, at mccullochm@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6679.

March 26, 2019 Forestry Work has Been Completed

All trees that needed to be removed ahead of the Chubb Road and 5 Mile Road paving project have been removed. Our contractor will be back in a few weeks to grind down the remaining stumps. Soon the project will go out to bid. Stay tuned for more detailed information.

For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch, project manager, at mccullochm@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6679.

February 27, 2019 Tree Removal: Chubb Road and Five Mile Road (Salem Twp)

WHEN: Starting Thursday, February 28, 2019

WHERE: Chubb Road from Five Mile Road to Six Mile Road and Five Mile Road from Chubb Road to Napier Road in Salem Township.

WHY: Tree Removal

BACKGROUND:  On Thursday, February 28, 2019, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) and its contractor will start removing select trees along Chubb Road from Five Mile Road to Six Mile Road and Five Mile Road from Chubb Road to Napier Road and in Salem Township.

These trees are being removed in preparation for the road reconstruction work scheduled to occur later this year.

These roads will remain open to traffic during this phase of work. Motorists are cautioned to reduce speeds in these areas while work is ongoing.

CONTACT:  If you have any questions concerning this work, please visit the Chubb Road and Five Mile Road Project webpage or contact Mark McCulloch, Senior Project Manager – Permits, (734) 327-6679, mccullochm@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 02/27/19

 

February 20, 2019 Preliminary Work Has Begun

Preparation work for the paving of Chubb Road and 5 Mile Road in Salem Township has begun. Trees that are scheduled to be removed within the next month have been marked. If you are a property owner within the project limits, a WCRC staff member will be reaching out to you in the next week to discuss any planned tree removals in the right-of-way in front of your property.

Utility relocations are still scheduled to take place later this spring.

For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch, project manager, at mccullochm@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6679.

December 7, 2018 Project Announcement: Chubb Road and 5 Mile Road

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC), in partnership with Salem Township, is excited to announce a reconstruction project planned for the 2019 construction season on 5 Mile Road from Chubb Road to Napier Road and on Chubb Road from 5 Mile Road to Six Mile Road in Salem Township.

What will the improvement look like?

WCRC, in partnership with Salem Township, will pave these sections of unpaved local roads. Once completed, the roads will become county designated routes (All-Season Roads) to better accommodate the commercial trucking that already exists along these corridors. Utilities will be relocated in advance of construction. Tree removal will also be conducted to achieve required grading and roadside drainage.

How is this project being funded?

This is a township-initiated project based on the needs and desires identified by the surrounding community. Both roads are located within the township’s Industrial District and are used daily by heavy industrial trucks. This project is funded by Salem Township and the business owners along the corridors.

When will this project be completed? 

To comply with environmental regulations protecting the Indiana Bat and the Northern Long-Eared Bats, tree removal will begin sometime after January and be completed before March 31, 2019. Utility relocation is expected to take place in the spring of 2019 as well.

Construction is expected to take place during the summer of 2019. It is estimated WCRC and its contractor will take four to five months to complete the project. Detour routes will be in effect to construct each roadway.

How can I get more information?

Staff from WCRC will be presenting project details at the January 8, 2019, Salem Township Board of Trustees Meeting at Salem Township Hall. This meeting is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m..

In addition, WCRC will post project updates online at www.wcroads.org and on its Facebook and Twitter pages. Visit wcroads.org/residents/subscribe-to-road-updates/ to subscribe to project updates via email. For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch, project manager, at mccullochm@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6679.