Congress Ave Chipseal

Location of roadwork:
Between Hewitt Rd and Mansfield Ave

Township:
Ypsilanti

When is the work being done:
Chip seal: Week of June 13, Fog seal: Week of August 8

Description of work:
Chipseal

Impact on Traffic:
Daytime road closure

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

Latest Updates

August 4, 2022 Road Work Advisory: Congress St (Ypsilanti Twp)

WHEN: Starting on Monday, August 8, 2022

WHERE: – Congress St between Hewitt Rd and Mansfield Ave in Ypsilanti Township

WHY: Preventative maintenance – fog seal

BACKGROUND: Starting on Monday, August 8, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin preventative maintenance fog seal projects on Congress St between Hewitt Rd and Mansfield Ave in Ypsilanti Township.

The work on this road is expected to take two days to complete. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

Fog seal is another thin layer of liquid asphalt placed on top of a recent chip seal that helps to seal in the chips and further protect the pavement.

The work will be conducted under a combination of lane restrictions and daytime closures to allow the fog seal to cure. A contractor for WCRC will return to this area in a few weeks to place permanent pavement markings.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Ken Harris, superintendent of maintenance, (734) 327-6696 or via email at harrisk@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 08/04/22

June 9, 2022 Daytime Road Closure: Congress St (Ypsilanti Twp)

WHEN: Starting on Monday, June 13, 2022

WHERE: Congress St between Hewitt Rd and Mansfield Ave in Ypsilanti Township

WHY: Preventative maintenance – chip seal

BACKGROUND: Starting on Monday, June 13, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Congress St between Hewitt Rd and Mansfield Ave in Ypsilanti Township for a preventative maintenance chip seal project.

Access will be provided to emergency services, school buses and residents who live, work or own property within the work zone. The road will reopen at the end of each day and remain open until work resumes the following morning.

The work on this road is expected to be completed within approximately two days. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

Drivers are advised to lower their speeds to 35 mph while the stone settles.

WCRC will return to this area in a few weeks to apply a fog seal on top of the chip seal and place permanent pavement markings.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Ken Harris, superintendent of maintenance, (734) 327-6696 or via email at harrisk@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 06/09/22

Contact information:
Ken Harris
    • (734) 327-6696
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