Dennison Road Bridge

Location of roadwork:
Between Hack Rd and Mooreville Rd

Township:
York

When is the work being done:
Road reopened September 10, remaining work will be completed under lane restrictions

Description of work:
Bridge Replacement

Impact on Traffic:
Bridge location will be closed to ALL traffic during construction

Funding Source(s):
Federal

Latest Updates

September 10, 2021 Road Reopened: Dennison Rd (York Twp)

WHEN: Effective Friday, September 10, 2021

WHERE: Dennison Rd Bridge in York Township

WHY: Bridge replacement project

BACKGROUND: On Friday, September 10, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission reopened the Dennison Rd Bridge in York Township after replacing the bridge.

Please note that the project is not completed yet, and the remainder of the work will be conducted under lane restrictions. Delays are likely and WCRC encourages motorists, emergency services and others to use an alternate route.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 09/10/21

September 1, 2021 Dennison Rd: Seal the Surface

We continue to make great progress at the Dennison Rd Bridge Project in York Township.

Last week our contractor finished paving the asphalt bridge approaches and installing the guardrail. This week they are working on applying the pavement markings. There are just a few items left to be completed before we can reopen the bridge, including applying a paint-like sealant to the new concrete bridge.

Please be aware that the bridge is still closed to traffic. We will send out an advisory when the bridge officially reopens to traffic.

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

photo of guardrail

Pictured above is one of the guardrails that was installed last week at the Dennison Rd Bridge Project.

August 18, 2021 Dennison Rd: Almost There!

We continue to make great progress at the Dennison Rd Bridge Project in York Township.

Our contractor is working on finalizing the grade before they begin paving the roadway leading up to bridge. We are hoping to have paving completed next week but we have a few items that need to be completed before the bridge can be reopened, including guardrail, pavement markings and signage.

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

photo of grading being done

Pictured above is road grading being done at the Dennison Rd Bridge Project.

August 4, 2021 Dennison Rd: Prepare for Pavement

We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel on the Dennison Rd Bridge Project in York Township.

Last week, our contractor poured concrete for the curb and excess water spillway (pictured below). Our contractor is now switching gears and will focus on preparing the road approaches leading up to the bridge. Today, they are replacing a crossroad culvert just north of the bridge. Once the culvert is completed, they will continue preparing the approaches for paving.

The bridge remains closed to all traffic. We expect to finish the project and reopen the bridge by early September.

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

photo of concrete curb and runoff

Pictured above is the new concrete curb and excess water spillway at the Dennison Rd Bridge Project.

July 21, 2021 Dennison Rd: Word on the Bridge

We are making great headway at the Dennison Rd Bridge Project in York Township. The concrete barrier on the east side of the bridge was poured earlier this week and the forms were removed yesterday.

Word on the bridge is that our contractors are currently installing the steel railing and then will be preparing the work zone for road crews to begin paving the bridge approaches. We are hoping that paving will begin sometime next week, pending our contractor’s schedule and the weather.

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

photo of new steel railing

Pictured above is the new steel railing that is currently being installed at the Dennison Rd Bridge Project.

July 13, 2021 Dennison Rd: The Deck is Cured!

We are making great headway at the Dennison Rd Bridge Project in York Township. Great news–the concrete bridge deck has finally finished curing.

The concrete bridge approach on the north side of the bridge and the concrete barrier on the west side of the bridge were both poured last week and the forms were removed. The forms are now being installed for the concrete barrier on the east side of the bridge. We are currently pouring the concrete for the bridge approach on the south side of the bridge.

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

photo of concrete bridge approach being poured

Pictured above is the concrete bridge approach being poured on the south side of the bridge this week.

June 30, 2021 Dennison Rd: Approach to Somewhere

The Dennison Rd Bridge Project in York Township is steadily coming along. Last week our contractor finished pouring the concrete for the new bridge deck.

While waiting for the concrete on the deck to cure, the contractor is making headway on the bridge approaches on both sides of the bridge. On the north side they are building the forms for the concrete bridge approach to be poured.

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

photo of forms being built prior to concrete being poured

The contractors at the Dennison Rd Bridge Project are building the forms for the concrete bridge approach to prepare for concrete being poured.

June 23, 2021 Dennison Rd: Deck Party!

The Dennison Rd Bridge Project in York Township is coming along great! Our contractor continues to make great headway.

Last night, our contractor made good use of the cooler temperatures and poured the concrete for the new bridge deck. The cooler temperatures allow the concrete to cure slowly and steadily for the most desirable outcome. You may notice a pause in active work as we wait for the concrete to fully cure.

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

photo of overnight concrete pouring

Pictured above is the Dennison Rd Bridge Project in York Township where concrete was poured last night for the new bridge deck.

June 14, 2021 Dennison Rd: Reinforcement On Deck!

The Dennison Rd Bridge Project is continuing to make great progress.

The contractor has installed metal forms to prepare for the new concrete bridge deck, and they are currently working on placing steel reinforcement prior to concrete being poured. We are expected to begin pouring the concrete bridge deck at the end of this week. Weather permitting, this will take approximately two weeks.

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

photo of metal forms on the bridge

Pictured above are the metal forms that were placed prior to concrete being poured for the new bridge deck.

June 1, 2021 Dennison Rd: The Beams are Here!

Good news! Our load bearing beams have successfully been delivered to the Dennison Rd Bridge Project in York Township and they have been placed over the span of the bridge.

This week we will be constructing the back-walls which will support the bridge approaches and expansion joints. In addition, we are planning to begin forming the bridge deck.

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

photo taken by drone of Dennison Rd project

Pictured above is a photo taken by a WCRC drone of the load bearing beams being placed over the Dennison Rd Bridge Project.

May 25, 2021 Dennison Rd: Good Beams Come to Those Who Wait

The Dennison Rd Bridge Project has taken a bit of a pause while our contractor waits for the concrete load bearing beams to be delivered. The delivery is expected later this week.

Once the beams have been delivered they will be placed onto the new concrete supports. Currently there is a temporary steel beam placed across the span of the bridge which will be used to aid in the placement of the load bearing beams.

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

photo of steel support beam that aids in placement of the concrete beams

Pictured above is the steel beam that will aid in the placement of the concrete load bearing beams.

May 12, 2021 Dennison Rd: Back to Backfill!

Last week at the Dennison Rd Bridge Project, our contractor poured the concrete support for the northern end of the bridge. Now that the concrete has cured, they have started adding backfill behind this section of the bridge.

We are working on removing the temporary forms which were surrounding the area where the new support went in. In a few weeks, the load bearing beams will be delivered which will allow the project to continue moving toward completion.

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

photo of machinery adding backfill

Our contractor is working on adding backfill on the north side of the new Dennison Rd Bridge.

 

May 5, 2021 Project Update Dennison Rd: It’s All About The Base

The past couple weeks at the Dennison Rd Bridge we have been busy creating the base for the new bridge. Last week, our contractor poured the concrete at the southern end of the bridge, and now that the concrete has cured, the forms have been removed and they started backfilling behind it. The northern end support of the bridge is also progressing as the piles have been completed and the forms, for the concrete pour, are being set. In the coming weeks, the concrete at the northern end will be poured.

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

April 21, 2021 Project Update Dennison Rd: April Showers Bring New Bridges

It has been another productive few weeks on the Dennison Rd Bridge in York Township as our contractor finished removing the remaining parts of the old bridge.

Yesterday, our welders started connecting the additional segments in order to complete the foundation for the new bridge. At the southern ends of the bridge, the steel reinforcement is also being tied in and they anticipate pouring the concrete structural supports by the beginning of next week if the weather cooperates.

April 7, 2021 Project Update Dennison Rd: Out with the old, in with the new

We are officially 4 weeks into construction on the Dennison Rd bridge, and our contractor continues to make good progress. The northern internal supports of the old bridge have been removed, and the removal of the northern end supports will continue. The structural support for the new bridge is being welded, and once completed will be pounded into the ground to offer a deep foundation for the new structure.

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

March 25, 2021 Project Update Dennison Rd: We Dig It!

Our contractor is digging the progress they are making on Dennison Rd. The last of the trees that needed to be cleared have been removed. The southern bridge span, internal supports, and end supports have also been removed. The contractor will be completing the excavation for the new substructure and will begin installation of the steel H piles starting later today, which will support the southern substructure of the bridge.

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager, (734)-327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org 

March 17, 2021 Project Update Dennison Rd: Steel Holding On

The first few weeks of construction are underway at the Dennison Rd Bridge in York Township. Our Contractors have removed trees and a third of the bridge span. We will start removing the substructure in the coming weeks in preparation for the new bridge.

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager, (734)-327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org 

March 8, 2021 Project Update Dennison Rd: Road Closed!

The Dennison Road Bridge is now officially closed. The closure is expected to last until early September, weather permitting, for a bridge replacement.

Click here for a detour map. 

Questions? Contact Nate Murphy, project manager, (734)-327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

 

 

March 1, 2021 Road Closure- Dennison Rd (York Twp)

WHEN: Starting Monday, March 8, 2021

WHERE: Dennison Rd between Hack Rd and Mooreville Rd in York Township

WHY: Bridge replacement

BACKGROUND: Starting Monday, March 8, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Dennison Rd between Hack Rd and Mooreville Rd in York Township to replace the bridge over the Saline River.

WCRC’s goal is to reopen the road in early September, weather pending. 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 Nate Murphy, bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 03/01/21

February 9, 2021 Virtual Public Meeting Announcement- Dennison Rd Bridge

WHAT: Dennison Rd Bridge Project Virtual Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, noon

WHERE: Online: https://bit.ly/wcrcprojectmeeting

By Touchtone Phone: (929) 205-6099, Meeting ID: 879 2332 8754

WHY: The Washtenaw County Road Commission will hold a virtual project information meeting to discuss the Dennison Rd Bridge Replacement Project that will take place later this year in York Township.

During this work, Dennison Rd between Redman Rd and Mooreville Rd will be closed to through traffic.

The virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at noon. There will be a brief presentation followed by time for questions from the audience. A recording of the meeting will be posted to wcroads.org after the meeting ends.

Click here to learn more about joining the virtual meeting.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager and bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647, murphyn@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: 02/09/2021

Contact information:
Nate Murphy
    • (734)-327-6647
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