Geddes Road Resurfacing

Location of roadwork:
Between N. Dixboro Rd and Superior Rd

Township:
Ann Arbor, Superior

When is the work being done:
April 12 through May 7

Description of work:
Drainage Improvements, Forestry, Pulverize & Rehabilitate

Impact on Traffic:
Road will be closed to through traffic

Funding Source(s):
Four-Year Road and Non-Motorized Path Millage

Latest Updates

May 7, 2021 Road Reopened: Geddes Rd (Ann Arbor, Superior Twps)

WHEN: Effective Friday, May 7, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Geddes Rd between N. Dixboro Rd and Superior Rd in Ann Arbor and Superior Townships

WHY: Completion of road improvement project

BACKGROUND: On Friday, May 7, 2021, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened Geddes Rd between N. Dixboro Rd and Superior Rd in Ann Arbor and Superior Townships after completing a road resurfacing project funded by the County-wide Roads and Non-Motorized Millage.

Permanent pavement markings will be applied under temporary lane restrictions next week.

Starting Monday, May 10, DTE Gas will close lanes at the intersection of Dixboro Rd and Geddes Rd to begin the next stage of their gas inspection station project. The intersection will remain open but traffic congestion is expected due to these lane closures.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning the road improvement project, please contact Adam Lape, (734) 327-6697 or lapea@wcroads.org.

If you have any questions concerning the DTE Gas project, please contact Zach Piteo, DTE project manager, (313) 235-1134, zachary.piteo@dteenergy.com.

ISSUE DATE:  05/07/21

May 6, 2021 Geddes Rd: Getting Closer

We are getting closer to reopening Geddes Rd in Ann Arbor and Superior Townships. Yesterday, we were able to finish paving and today, our guardrail contractors were back on site today working to finish the new installation. In addition, crews have been working to place gravel shoulders and finish up other punch list items.

We are hoping to reopen the road in the coming days if the weather cooperates. We will send out an email update once the road is back open.

Starting Monday, May 10, DTE Gas will close lanes at the intersection of Dixboro Rd and Geddes Rd to begin the next stage of their gas inspection station project. The intersection will remain open but traffic congestion is expected due to these lane closures.

Questions about the road resurfacing project? Contact Adam Lape, superintendent, (734) 327-6697, lapea@wcroads.org

Questions about DTE’s work in the intersection? Contact Zach Piteo, DTE project manager, (313) 235-1134, zachary.piteo@dteenergy.com.

May 4, 2021 Geddes Rd: Paving will Resume Soon (Hopefully)

Unfortunately, due to the rain, there is a brief pause in the paving action on the Geddes Rd in Ann Arbor and Superior Townships. We were able to get some of the second layer of asphalt placed over the weekend and we hope to start paving again tomorrow if the weather cooperates.

Meanwhile, our guardrail contractor is working on the new guardrail section today. They will be back later this week to finish it.

Once paving and guardrail are completed, we need to place the gravel shoulders and pavement markings before we can reopen the road.

Geddes Rd remains closed to through traffic. People who live or work within the project limits will be provided access to their properties during paving but we ask that they travel west to east on paving days. For example, if your house is on Geddes Rd near Hickman Rd, enter the work zone from N. Dixboro Rd and travel east to your home.

Questions? Contact Adam Lape, superintendent, (734) 327-6697, lapea@wcroads.org

FYI – As you may know, DTE Gas is building a gas inspection station near the intersection of Dixboro Rd and Geddes Rd. The next stage of their construction will include impacts to traffic at the intersection. Right now, they are tentatively planning to start that work in mid-May and it will last through mid-June. We will provide more information before the lane closures are placed.

photo of guardrail install on Geddes Rd

April 27, 2021 Geddes Rd: Paving the Way

Thanks to a good weather window, paving on Geddes Rd in Ann Arbor and Superior Townships started yesterday. Our contractors should finish placing the first layer of asphalt later today. They will start placing the top layer of asphalt during the next weather window, which could be as early as tomorrow or it might be later this week.

Geddes Rd remains closed to through-traffic. People who live or work within the project limits will be provided access to their properties during paving but we ask that they travel west to east on paving days. For example, if your house is on Geddes Rd near Hickman Rd, enter the work zone from N. Dixboro Rd and travel east to your home.

Questions? Contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, bernbeckm@wcroads.org

photo of base course on Geddes Rd

April 22, 2021 Geddes Rd: Paving to Start Monday

We continue to make great progress on the Geddes Rd Resurfacing Project in Ann Arbor and Superior Townships. We finished pulverizing the old roadbed this afternoon. We have started grading and compacting the freshly ground surface in preparation for paving.

If the weather cooperates, we are planning to start paving on Monday, April 26. Paving will be delayed if it rains (or snows) and will resume once the roadbed has dried properly. The road remains closed to through-traffic. People who live or work within the project limits will be provided access to their properties during paving but we ask that they travel west to east on paving days. For example, next week if your house is on Geddes Rd near Hickman Rd, enter the work zone from N. Dixboro Rd and travel east to your home.

Questions? Contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, bernbeckm@wcroads.org

photo of a pulverized Geddes Rd

April 20, 2021 Geddes Rd: You Never Know What You Will Find

Despite today’s snowflakes, we are making steady progress on the Geddes Rd Resurfacing Project in Ann Arbor and Superior Townships.

We finished tree trimming yesterday and we continue to make drainage improvements. Later this week, we will replace crossroad culverts on Geddes Rd near Gale Rd and Hickman Rd. During this work, the road in that specific area will be closed to ALL traffic for a few hours. People who live or work on Geddes Rd between N. Dixboro Rd and Superior Rd will be rerouted during these brief closures.

The pavement pulverizing machine also started its work this morning. Despite a short delay (when the equipment found an old railroad rail buried underground), we made good progress today. We expect the pulverizer to be on site for a few more days working along Geddes Rd. Once the road has been completely pulverized, the road bed will be graded to prepare for paving. We hope to start paving later next week if the weather cooperates.

Geddes Rd between N. Dixboro Rd and Superior Rd remains closed to all through traffic and a detour is posted.

Questions? Contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, bernbeckm@wcroads.org.

photo of pulverized Geddes Rd

The pulverizer made good progress today on Geddes Rd in Ann Arbor and Superior Townships.

photo of railroad rail found by machine

April 12, 2021 Geddes Rd: Road is Closed to Through Traffic

Geddes Rd is now officially closed to through traffic between N. Dixboro Rd and Superior Rd in Ann Arbor and Superior Townships. The road will be closed for approximately 6 weeks for a resurfacing project. WCRC crews will be working in the area this week on tree trimming and drainage improvements.

During construction, WCRC and the contractors will maintain access only for people who live, work, or own property within the project limits.

Questions? Contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, bernbeckm@wcroads.org.

photo of road closure for Geddes Rd at Superior Rd
photo of the road closure on Geddes Rd

April 7, 2021 Road Closure- Geddes Rd (Ann Arbor, Superior Twps)

WHEN: Starting Monday, April 12, 2021

WHERE: Geddes Rd between N. Dixboro Rd and Superior Rd in Ann Arbor and Superior Townships

WHY: Road resurfacing

BACKGROUND: On Monday, April 12, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Geddes Rd between N. Dixboro Rd and Superior Rd in Ann Arbor and Superior Townships for a road resurfacing project.

The road improvements are expected to take approximately 6 weeks. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

During construction, WCRC and the contractors will maintain access only for people who live, work, or own property within the project limits.

DETOUR: Click here for the detour map

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, or via email at bernbeckm@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 04/07/21

March 25, 2021 Virtual Public Meeting: Geddes Rd Resurfacing (Ann Arbor, Superior Twps)

WHAT: Geddes Rd Resurfacing Project

WHEN: Tuesday, April 6, 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 Geddes Rd Resurfacing Project planned this April and May in Ann Arbor and Superior Townships.

Geddes Rd between N. Dixboro Rd and Superior Rd will be pulverized and resurfaced with funds from the County-Wide Roads and Non-Motorized Millage renewed by voters last year. During construction, the road will be closed to through traffic. WCRC hopes to begin road work in mid-April and reopen Geddes Rd in mid-May 2021.

The virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, April 6, 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 Mike Bernbeck, project manager, (734) 327-6654, bernbeckm@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: 03/25/2021

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