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Hitchingham Road Chip Seal

Location of roadwork:
Bemis Road to Textile Road

Township:
Ypsilanti

When is the work being done:
Chip seal: 8/5, Fog seal: 09/08

Description of work:
Chipseal

Impact on Traffic:
Intermittent lane closures

Funding Source(s):
Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF)

Latest Updates

September 3, 2020 Lane Restrictions: Hitchingham Road, Merritt Road, Bemis Road (Ypsilanti and Augusta Twps)

WHEN: Starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020

WHERE: Hitchingham Road between Bemis Road and Textile Road, Merritt Road between Hitchingham Road and Whittaker Road AND Bemis Road between Hitchingham Road and Whittaker Road in Ypsilanti and Augusta Townships

WHY: Preventative maintenance – chip seal

BACKGROUND: Starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will apply a fog seal on the following roads in Ypsilanti and Augusta Townships:

  • Hitchingham Road between Bemis Road and Textile Road
  • Merritt Road between Hitchingham Road and Whittaker Road
  • Bemis Road between Hitchingham Road and Whittaker Road

Fog seal is another thin layer of liquid asphalt placed on top of a recent chip seal that helps to seal in the chips and further protect the pavement.

This work will be conducted under lane restrictions and all vehicles must stay off the fog seal while it cures. Curing time depends on several factors including weather.

This work is expected to be completed by Wednesday, September 9. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.             Once the fog seal has been completed, WCRC’s contractor will return to place permanent pavement markings in the coming weeks.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Ken Harris, superintendent of maintenance, (734) 327-6696, harrisk@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 09/03/20

August 5, 2020 Lane Restrictions: Various Roads in Ypsilanti and Pittsfield Twps

WHEN: Starting Thursday, August 6, 2020

WHERE: Various roads in Ypsilanti and Pittsfield Township

WHY: Preventative maintenance – chip seal

BACKGROUND: Starting Thursday, August 6, 2020, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will chip seal the following roads in Ypsilanti and Pittsfield Township:

  •  Munger Road between Textile Road and US-12
  • Hitchingham Road between Bemis Road and Textile Road
  • Merritt Road between Hitchingham Road and Whittaker Road
  • Bemis Road between Hichingham Road and Whittaker Road

The roads 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 be completed on Monday, August 10. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

Once the roads are back open, drivers are advised to lower their speeds to 35 mph while the stone settles. WCRC will return to this area in a few weeks to apply a fog seal on top of the chip seal and place permanent pavement markings.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Ken Harris, superintendent of maintenance, (734) 327-6696, harrisk@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 08/05/20

Contact information:
Ken Harris or Adam Lape
    • (734) 327-6696 or (734) 327-6697
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