Dixboro Road Pathway

 

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is involved with this project to help administer funds from the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant.

Location of roadwork:
Along Dixboro Rd between the entrance to U of M's Matthaei Botanical Gardens and the Marshall Nature Center

Township:
Ann Arbor

When is the work being done:
Tree removal: February - March 2021; Pathway construction: Spring - Fall 2021

Description of work:
Add right-turn lanes, Non-Motorized Path Construction

Impact on Traffic:
Intermittent lane closures

Funding Source(s):
Private, Township, Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission

Latest Updates

July 7, 2021 Dixboro Rd Pathway: Curb? Check!

Things are really moving on the Dixboro Rd Pathway Project in Ann Arbor Township. Our contractor finished pouring concrete curb last week. This week, they started grading in preparation for shoulders and the pathway.

Questions? Contact Michele Ford, project manager, fordm@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6652.

crews pouring concrete curb on Dixboro RdFinished curb on Dixboro Rd

June 16, 2021 Dixboro Rd Pathway: Lane Closures for Curb Appeal

The Dixboro Rd Pathway Project in Ann Arbor Township is continuing to make great progress.

In the upcoming week, we will have periodic lane closures on Plymouth Rd at the intersection of Plymouth Rd and Dixboro Rd. The lane closures will include the right turn lane traveling eastbound, and the right turn and through lanes traveling westbound. Traffic will be maintained, but delays are a possibility.

These lane closures will allow our contractor to place new concrete curbs.

Questions? Contact Michele Ford, project manager, fordm@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6652.

May 26, 2021 Dixboro Rd Pathway: Onward With Storm Sewers

The Dixboro Rd Pathway Project in Ann Arbor Township is steadily progressing. Our contractors have continued to cruise through storm sewer installation, making their way to the north side of the project.

Later this week they will begin grading the area for the new curb and making room for the new pathway. Lane restrictions on Dixboro Rd will continue intermittently throughout the summer. We appreciate your patience as we work to complete this project.

Questions? Contact Michele Ford, project manager, fordm@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6652.

photo of storm sewer installation

Storm sewer installation has continued to progress at the Dixboro Rd Pathway Project.

May 17, 2021 Dixboro Rd Pathway: Utility Issue

Unfortunately earlier today a gas line was damaged during excavation on the Dixboro Rd Pathway Project in Ann Arbor Township. DTE Gas is onsite now working to repair the damaged line but service has been interrupted for some customers in the area. If you have questions about the outage, please contact DTE at (800) 477-4747.

May 12, 2021 Dixboro Rd Pathway: April Showers Bring May Storm Sewers

Currently at the Dixboro Rd Pathway Project in Ann Arbor Township, we continue to work on installing storm sewers. This will take place over the next few weeks. This means the crew is digging large holes and installing pipes before backfilling the area.

Traffic restrictions will continue during the day, including one-lane traffic with flaggers on both ends from Ravine Ct to Plymouth Rd. Two-way traffic is restored at the end of each work day until the following morning. There may be more traffic back-ups as the excavation work moves closer to Plymouth Rd, please be aware and use caution.

We will let you know once construction is complete and the pathway is open for use.

Questions? Contact Michele Ford, project manager, fordm@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6652.

image of storm sewer being installed

We have been working on installing storm sewers for our Dixboro Rd Pathway Project.

May 5, 2021 Lane Restrictions: Dixboro Rd (Ann Arbor Twp)

WHEN: Starting Thursday, May 6, 2021

WHERE: Dixboro Rd between the entrance to U of M’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Plymouth Rd in Ann Arbor Township

WHY: Storm sewer installation

BACKGROUND: Starting Thursday, May 6, 2021, there will be temporary lane closures on Dixboro Rd between the entrance to U of M’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Plymouth Rd in Ann Arbor Township.

Dixboro Rd will not be closed to traffic, but delays are likely due to lane closures. Two-way traffic will be maintained with a flagging crew.

WCRC encourages motorists, emergency services and others to use an alternate route.

These temporary lanes closures should be expected periodically throughout the spring/summer as WCRC and Ann Arbor Township work to construction the second phase of the Dixboro Rd Pathway.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, or via email at fordm@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 05/05/21

April 22, 2021 Dixboro Rd Pathway: Please Stay Away

The weather may be confused about which season it is, but on the Dixboro Rd Pathway Project in Ann Arbor Township, it’s construction season for sure.

Our contractor has started excavating for the storm sewer and DTE continues its relocation work. This is an active work zone which means the general public needs to stay out. We know many people are very excited about this project but it is important for everyone’s safety that pedestrians and bicyclists stay out of the work zone, no matter the time of day.

We will let you know once construction is complete and the pathway is open for use.

Questions? Contact Michele Ford, project manager, fordm@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6652.

photo of storm sewer excavation on Dixboro Rd

March 24, 2021 Lane Restrictions- Dixboro Rd (Ann Arbor Twp)

WHEN: Starting Monday, March 29, 2021

WHERE: Dixboro Rd between the entrance to U of M’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens and the Marshall Nature Center in Ann Arbor Township

WHY: Tree removals

BACKGROUND: On Monday, March 29, 2021, a contractor for the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin tree removals on Dixboro Rd between the entrance to U of M’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens and the Marshall Nature Center in Ann Arbor Township.

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

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

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, or via email at fordm@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 03/24/21

February 24, 2021 Virtual Public Meeting Notice: Dixboro Rd Pathway and Intersection (Ann Arbor Twp)

WHAT: Dixboro Rd Shared-Use Pathway and Intersection Improvements

WHEN: Tuesday, March 23, 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 will hold a virtual project information meeting regarding the Dixboro Rd Shared-Use Pathway and Intersection Improvements in Ann Arbor Township.

As a part of this project and in partnership with Ann Arbor Charter Township, a shared-use path will be constructed along Dixboro Rd from the Matthaei Botanical Gardens entrance to the Marshall Nature Area. In addition, WCRC will make improvements at the intersection of Dixboro Rd and Plymouth Rd.

The virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, March 23, 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 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 Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@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: 02/24/2021

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November 14, 2019 Public Meeting Notice: Dixboro Road Trail (Ann Arbor Twp)

WHAT: Dixboro Road Trail Phase II Public Information Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 7 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Dixboro United Methodist Church, 5221 Church Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

WHY: Ann Arbor Township and the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will hold a public information meeting on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the Dixboro United Methodist Church to learn about the Dixboro Road Trail Phase II project.

The project will construct a shared-use path along Dixboro Road from the Matthaei Botanical Gardens entrance to the Marshall Nature Area, just north of the Plymouth Road intersection.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

WCRC will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audiotapes or printed material being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities upon a 7-business day notice to WCRC. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Emily Kizer, communications manager, by phone (734) 327-6646, by email kizere@wcroads.org, by fax (734) 761-3737 or by mail at WCRC, 555 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

ISSUE DATE: 11/14/2019