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:
E. Delhi Rd: Complete! Maple (Foster) Rd: Second closure occurring Oct. 10 - 21

Description of work:
Bridge Preservation

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

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

Latest Updates

October 12, 2022 Bridge Reopened: Maple (Foster) Bridge

WHEN: On Wednesday, October 12, 2022

WHERE: The Maple (Foster) Bridge over the Huron River in Ann Arbor Township

WHY: Bridge rehabilitation

BACKGROUND: On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened the Maple (Foster) Bridge over the Huron River in Ann Arbor Township.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning the bridge rehabilitation project, please contact Nate Murphy at (734) 327-6647 or murphyn@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 10/12/22

October 10, 2022 Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge: Closed Again

The Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge in Ann Arbor Township was closed earlier today as we complete the second phase of our bridge rehabilitation project.

Our contractor is working to install a dry hydrant to help emergency responders in the area. In addition, they are replacing a steel plate that was identified as needing rehabilitation during phase 1 of the project.

We are expecting the closure to be in place for approximately two weeks and a detour route has been posted.

If you have any questions concerning the bridge rehabilitation project, please contact Nate Murphy, bridge engineer, (734) 327-6647 or murphyn@wcroads.org.

October 6, 2022 Bridge Closure Advisory: Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge

WHEN: Starting Monday, October 10, 2022

WHERE: Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge over the Huron River in Ann Arbor Township

WHY: Bridge rehabilitation

BACKGROUND: On Monday, October 10, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close the Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge over the Huron River for bridge rehabilitation. The bridge is located between Huron River Dr and the intersection of N. Maple Rd and Foster Rd in Ann Arbor Township.

This closure is the second phase of a bridge rehabilitation project that began earlier this summer. WCRC will complete improvements on the bridge approaches and install a dry hydrant for emergency responders.

The bridge will be closed to ALL traffic during rehabilitation – including river traffic and non-motorized users. ALL 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 project, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager, at (734) 327 6647 or murphyn@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 10/06/22

September 30, 2022 Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge: Round Two!

The second phase of bridge rehabilitation on the Maple (Foster) Rd bridge in Ann Arbor Township is expected to begin the week of October 10. While we are planning to close the bridge the week of October 10, the exact start date of the closures is reliant upon the weather and contractor scheduling. We will continue to provide updates as they are available.

The bridge will be closed to ALL traffic during rehabilitation. We are expecting the closure to be in place for approximately 2 weeks and a detour route will be posted.

If you have any questions concerning the bridge rehabilitation projects, please contact Nate Murphy, (734) 327-6647 or murphyn@wcroads.org.

August 29, 2022 E. Delhi Rd and Maple (Foster) Rd Bridges: Misc. Updates

It has been a very busy summer on the two historic truss bridges in Washtenaw County – the E. Delhi Rd Bridge and the Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge. Here’s the latest update on both of these structures.

E. Delhi Rd Bridge (Scio Twp): We will be closing the E. Delhi Rd Bridge for a few hours tomorrow, August 30, in the morning for a routine annual inspection. No traffic will be allowed to traverse the bridge during this inspection. The bridge will reopen once the inspection has been completed.

Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge (Ann Arbor Twp): Last week, we reopened the Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge after completing much of the planned rehabilitation work. We have a few remaining items that will be completed later this fall, including the installation of a dry hydrant for emergency responders to use at the northern approach and paving of the southern road approach to the bridge. Unfortunately, since this is a one-lane bridge, we will have to close the bridge again for short times to complete this work. We will provide advance notice of this closure via email to project subscribers.

If you have any questions concerning the bridge rehabilitation projects, please contact Nate Murphy, (734) 327-6647 or murphyn@wcroads.org.

August 24, 2022 Bridge Reopened: Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge (Ann Arbor Twp)

WHEN: Effective Wednesday, August 24, 2022

WHERE: Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge over the Huron River in Ann Arbor Township

BACKGROUND: On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened the Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge over the Huron River in Ann Arbor Township.

The bridge will be closed again for a short duration at some point this fall to complete the remaining miscellaneous items of this project. WCRC will send out a notification and place electronic message signs prior to this closure.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning the bridge rehabilitation project, please contact Nate Murphy, (734) 327-6647 or murphyn@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 08/24/22

photo of truss bridge

Pictured above is the Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge in Ann Arbor Township after reopening.

August 4, 2022 Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge: Out With the Old, In With the New

We are making a lot of great progress on the Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge Rehabilitation Project in Ann Arbor Township. Our contractor has installed the new curb and spillways which will improve drainage and prevent erosion around the bridge foundation.

The temporary enclosure has been installed around the bridge and the process to remove the old paint has begun. This process will continue next week and once complete, the new paint will be applied. We are also planning to install the new guardrail later next week.

Just a reminder the bridge remains closed to all traffic, including river traffic and non-motorized users, until rehabilitation is complete. Click here for the detour route. 

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

photo of bridge enclosure

Pictured above is the temporary enclosure placed around the Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge in Ann Arbor Township.

July 27, 2022 Bridge Reopened: E. Delhi Rd Bridge (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Effective Wednesday, July 27, 2022

WHERE: E. Delhi Bridge over the Huron River in Scio Township

WHY: Completion of bridge rehabilitation project

BACKGROUND: On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened the E. Delhi Bridge over the Huron River in Scio Township after completing a bridge rehabilitation project.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning the bridge rehabilitation project, please contact Nate Murphy, (734) 327-6647 or murphyn@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 07/27/22

photo of truss bridge

Pictured above is the E. Delhi Rd Bridge in Scio Township after a bridge rehabilitation project was completed.

July 19, 2022 E. Delhi Rd and Maple (Foster) Rd Bridges: Enclosure Going Up

E. Delhi Rd Bridge (Scio Twp): The E. Delhi Rd Bridge officially closed late last week and we are off to a good start! Our contractor is currently working to install the enclosure around the lower portion of the bridge. This enclosure will control the dust while the contractor sandblasts the structure for paint removal, which is expected to begin later today.

Just a reminder the bridge remains closed to all traffic, including river traffic and non-motorized users, until rehabilitation is complete. Click here for the detour route.

photo of the bridge enclosure

Pictured above is the enclosure being installed on the lower portion of the E. Delhi Rd Bridge in Scio Township.

 

Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge (Ann Arbor Twp): We continue to make great progress on the Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge Rehabilitation Project. Last week our contractor poured the concrete for the new curb and spillways, which are being installed to prevent material erosion around the base of the bridge.

Just a reminder the bridge remains closed to all traffic, including river traffic and non-motorized users, until rehabilitation is complete. Click here for the detour route. 

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

photo of concrete spillway to prevent erosion

Pictured above is one of the concrete spillways recently poured on the Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge in Ann Arbor Township.

July 15, 2022 E. Delhi Rd Bridge: Officially Closed

Bridge rehabilitation at the E. Delhi Rd Bridge over the Huron River in Scio Township is officially underway! The bridge was closed earlier today.

As a reminder the bridge will be closed to ALL traffic for approximately 2 weeks during rehabilitation – including river traffic and non-motorized users. ALL traffic is required to follow the posted detour route or seek an alternate route.

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

photo of road closed barricades on the E. Delhi Rd Bridge

July 12, 2022 E. Delhi Rd and Maple (Foster) Rd Bridges: One Step at a Time

E. Delhi Rd Bridge (Scio Twp): The E. Delhi Rd Bridge Rehabilitation Project has been delayed due to weather issues the contractor is experiencing on an unrelated project. We will send out another update once the bridge is officially closed. Our contractor has been working on getting equipment ready to move onsite once the closure begins.

As a reminder the bridge will be closed to ALL traffic for approximately 2 weeks during rehabilitation – including river traffic and non-motorized users. ALL traffic will be required to follow the posted detour route or seek an alternate route.

Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge (Ann Arbor Twp): We are making great progress on the Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge Rehabilitation Project. Last week divers were on site to install grout bags around the pier to help prevent material erosion around the foundation.

In addition, our contractor has removed the approach guardrail and is continuing to remove the existing pavement in preparation for the curb work.

As a reminder the bridge remains closed to ALL traffic for approximately 12 weeks during rehabilitation – including river traffic and non-motorized users. ALL traffic will be required to follow the posted detour route or seek an alternate route.

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

photo of diver preparing to place grout bags

Pictured above is a diver placing the grout bags around the pier foundation at the Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge Rehabilitation Project in Ann Arbor Township.

July 7, 2022 Bridge Closure: E. Delhi Rd Bridge (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Starting Monday, July 11, 2022

WHERE: E. Delhi Rd Bridge over the Huron River in Scio Township

WHY: Bridge Rehabilitation

BACKGROUND: On Monday, July 11, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close the E. Delhi Rd Bridge over the Huron River in Scio Township for bridge rehabilitation. This work was originally planned to begin earlier this week but was delayed due to contractor scheduling.

The E. Delhi Rd Bridge is expected to be closed for approximately 2 weeks. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

The bridge will be closed to ALL traffic during rehabilitation – including river traffic and non-motorized users. ALL traffic will be required to follow the posted detour or seek an alternate route.

DETOUR: Click here for the detour map – E. Delhi Rd Bridge

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager, (734) 327-6647, or via email at murphyn@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 07/07/22

July 6, 2022 Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge: Officially Closed

Bridge rehabilitation at the Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge over the Huron River in Ann Arbor Township is officially underway! The bridge closed earlier today and will be closed for approximately 12 weeks as we perform bridge rehabilitation. A detour has been posted, click here for the map.

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

photo of bridge closed

Pictured above is the road closure barricades at the Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge in Ann Arbor Township.

July 5, 2022 E. Delhi Rd and Maple (Foster) Rd Bridges: Slight Change of Plans

Bridge rehabilitation is expected to begin on the Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge on Wednesday, July 6, as previously noted.  There has been a slight change in plans, however, at the E. Delhi Rd Bridge in Scio Township. Closure at E. Delhi Rd Bridge will begin on July 11 due to contractor scheduling.

As a reminder, the bridges will be closed to ALL traffic during rehabilitation – including river traffic. We are expecting the E. Delhi Rd bridge to be closed for approximately 2 weeks and the Maple (Foster) Rd bridge to be closed for approximately 12 weeks. A detour will be posted for each bridge – E. Delhi Rd bridge detour map and Maple (Foster) Rd bridge detour map.

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

photo of bridges

Slight change in plans! The Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge in Ann Arbor Township will close tomorrow, July 6, as planned. However, the E. Delhi Rd Bridge in Scio Township will not be closing until July 11.

June 30, 2022 Bridge Closures: E. Delhi Rd Bridge and Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge (Ann Arbor, Scio Twps)

WHEN: Starting Wednesday, July 6, 2022

WHERE: – E. Delhi Rd Bridge over the Huron River in Scio Township

Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge over the Huron River in Ann Arbor Township

WHY: Bridge Rehabilitation

BACKGROUND: On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close both the E. Delhi Rd Bridge over the Huron River in Scio Township AND the Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge over the Huron River in Ann Arbor Township for bridge rehabilitation.

The E. Delhi Rd Bridge is expected to be closed for approximately 2 weeks. The Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge is expected to be closed for approximately 12 weeks. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

The bridges will be closed to ALL traffic during rehabilitation – including river traffic and non-motorized users. ALL traffic will be required to follow the posted detour or seek an alternate route.

DETOUR: Click here for the detour map – E. Delhi Rd Bridge

Click here for the detour map – Maple (Foster) Rd Bridge

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager, (734) 327-6647, or via email at murphyn@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 06/30/22

June 22, 2022 E. Delhi Rd and Maple (Foster) Rd Bridges: Closures Coming Soon

Bridge rehabilitation is expected to begin on the E. Delhi Rd bridge in Scio Township and the Maple (Foster) Rd bridge on Wednesday, July 6. While we are planning to close the bridges on July 6, the exact start date of the closures is reliant upon the weather and contractor scheduling. We will continue to provide updates as they are available.

The bridges will be closed to ALL traffic during rehabilitation – including river traffic. We are expecting the E. Delhi Rd bridge to be closed for approximately 2 weeks and the Maple (Foster) Rd bridge to be closed for approximately 12 weeks. A detour will be posted for each bridge – E. Delhi Rd bridge detour map and Maple (Foster) Rd bridge detour map. We shared a lot more information about this project in the virtual construction information meeting. Click here to view the meeting recording.

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

photo of bridge closure

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.