E. Delhi Rd and Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge Rehabilitation

Location of roadwork:
E. Delhi Rd Bridge and Maple (Foster) Rd single-lane bridges over the Huron River

Township:
Ann Arbor, Scio

When is the work being done:
2022

Description of work:
Bridge Preservation

Impact on Traffic:
Bridges will be closed to all traffic during project

Funding Source(s):
Four-Year Road and Non-Motorized Path Millage, Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF), Township

Latest Updates

April 27, 2022 E. Delhi Rd and Maple (Foster) Rd Bridges: What’s to Come!

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our virtual public meeting on Thursday, April 7, regarding the planned bridge rehabilitation projects on the E. Delhi Rd Bridge and the Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge over the Huron River in Scio and Ann Arbor Townships. If you were unable to attend the virtual meeting, click here to view the meeting recording.

The closures for the two truss bridges are scheduled to begin in early July. The E. Delhi Rd Bridge in Scio Township is expected to be closed for approximately 2 weeks, weather pending. The Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge in Ann Arbor Township is expected to be closed for approximately 12 weeks, weather pending.

During the work, the bridges will be closed to ALL traffic.  The full closure is necessary due to the space required to conduct the painting operation and will include all traffic over the bridge (vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian) as well as closure to river traffic under the bridge.  A work platform will be placed under the bridges and will prohibit all river traffic from passing under the bridges.

This project will include cleaning the E. Delhi Rd truss bridge as well as painting a portion of the bridge.  The Maple (Foster) Road truss bridge will be completely repainted, and improvements to the road approach drainage and guardrail will be completed.

A detour will be posted for each bridge (E. Delhi Rd Bridge Detour and Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge Detour).

Due to the nature of the work to be performed in maintaining these historic and much beloved metal truss bridges, the work must be performed during the time of year when weather conditions are more likely to be conducive to cleaning and coating (painting).  We appreciate the users’ patience while we perform this work.

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

March 29, 2022 Virtual Public Meeting: E. Delhi Rd and Maple (Foster) Rd Bridges (Ann Arbor, Scio Twps)

PROJECT: E. Delhi Rd and Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge Rehabilitation/Painting

WHEN: Thursday, April 7, 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 bridge rehabilitation/painting projects on E. Delhi Rd Bridge and Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge over the Huron River in Scio and Ann Arbor Townships.

During the work, the bridges will be closed to ALL traffic. The E. Delhi Rd Bridge in Scio Township is expected to be closed for approximately 4 weeks, weather pending. The Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge in Ann Arbor Township is expected to be closed for approximately 12 weeks, weather pending.

The virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, April 7, 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 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 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: 03/29/2022

August 18, 2021 Project Announcement: E. Delhi Rd and Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge Rehabilitation

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is pleased to announce it will rehabilitate and paint the E. Delhi Rd and Maple (Foster) Rd bridges over the Huron River in Scio and Ann Arbor Townships.

Why? Painting of steel bridges is a cost-effective way to help preserve and extend the service life of these historic structures.

What will the process look like? WCRC has contracted a professional bridge painting company to conduct this work. In order to perform this work, both single-lane bridges must be closed to ALL traffic during the project.

When will this project be completed? Our contractor plans to begin work on both bridges in the Spring of 2022. We estimate that the E. Delhi Rd Bridge in Scio Township will be closed for approximately 4 weeks and the Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge in Ann Arbor Township will be closed for approximately 12 weeks.

Road advisories and project updates will be sent out once the project schedules are confirmed with the contractor next spring.

How can I get more information? WCRC will hold a virtual public information meeting in the spring of 2022, prior to the start of this project. In addition, click here to visit WCRC’s project page to subscribe to project update emails.

For specific questions on this project, contact Nate Murphy, bridge engineer and project manager, murphyn@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6647.