Huron River Dr

Location of roadwork:
Between Brass Creek Dr and N. Territorial Rd

Township:
Dexter, Webster

When is the work being done:
Forestry, Ditching, Drainage: October 7 - 28 Road resurfacing: Oct. 31 - Nov. 14

Description of work:
Pulverize & Rehabilitation

Impact on Traffic:
Forestry, Ditching, Drainage: Road will be closed during the day and reopen each evening; Resurfacing: Road will be closed to through traffic and a detour will be posted

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

Latest Updates

November 14, 2022 Huron River Dr: Project Complete, Road Reopened!

The resurfacing project on Huron River Dr in Dexter & Webster Townships is finally complete! This past week our contractor finished paving the remaining surface of the road, and over the weekend, placed gravel shoulders. On Saturday, November 12, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) reopened Huron River Dr to through traffic.

In the coming weeks, our contractor will return to place pavement markings, which will be conducted under lane restrictions. Once started, this work is expected to take approximately one day. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change based on weather conditions and contractor availability.

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

 

Pictured above is the newly paved surface of Huron River Dr in Dexter & Webster Townships!

November 7, 2022 Huron River Dr: Pave On!

The resurfacing project on Huron River Dr, in Dexter and Webster Townships, is looking good! Over the weekend, our contractor paved more than half of Huron River Dr. We hope to finish paving within the next few days, if the weather cooperates. Once paving has been completed, we will place gravel shoulders before reopening the road. In the following weeks, our contractor will return to place pavement markings.

Huron River Dr remains closed to all through traffic. Residents who live of work within the work zone will continue to be provided access throughout construction.

As a reminder, on days that we are paving, local traffic (people who live or work within the project limits) will only be permitted to travel southbound within the work zone.

Questions? Please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, at (734) 327-6654, or via email at bernbeckm@wcroads.org

 

Pictured above is the newly repaved surface of Huron River Dr in Dexter & Webster Townships!

November 4, 2022 Huron River Dr: Heads Up!

Heads up! Due to contractor scheduling, the paving start date on Huron River Dr has been pushed to Saturday, November 5. We still expect to complete paving by the end of next week, if the weather cooperates.

Huron River Dr remains closed to all through traffic. Residents who live or work within the work zone (aka local traffic) will continue to be provided access during construction. However, on days that we are paving, local traffic will only be permitted to travel southbound within the work zone. Please use caution when entering the work zone and pay special attention to instructions from signs and workers in the field

Questions? Please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, at (734) 327-6654, or via email at bernbeckm@wcroads.org

November 3, 2022 Huron River Dr: Pave Away!

Huron River Dr in Dexter and Webster Townships is ready for paving! Earlier this week, our contractor finished pulverizing the existing road surface and we plan to start paving tomorrow, Friday, November 4. We hope to complete paving by the end of next week, if the weather continues to cooperate.

Huron River Dr remains closed to all through traffic. Residents who live or work within the work zone (aka local traffic) will continue to be provided access during construction. However, on days that we are paving, local traffic will only be permitted to travel southbound within the work zone. Please use caution when entering the work zone and pay special attention to instructions from signs and workers in the field

Questions? Please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager, at (734) 327-6654, or via email at bernbeckm@wcroads.org

October 31, 2022 Huron River Dr: Resurfacing Is Underway!

The road resurfacing part of our Huron River Dr project in Dexter and Webster Townships is underway! Last week, our crews replaced a few crossroad culverts and performed the remaining drainage work on Huron River Dr. This morning, we closed the road to through traffic and a detour has been posted (click here for the detour map).

It will take us a few days to pulverize the existing road surface and we hope to start paving by the weekend. Once started, paving should take approximately one week. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions and contractor scheduling.

If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Mike Bernbeck, project manager at (734) 327-6654, or via email at

Pictured above is the pulverized surface of Huron River Dr in Dexter and Webster Townships.

October 28, 2022 Road Closure: Huron River Dr (Dexter, Webster Twp)

WHEN: On Monday, October 31, 2022

WHERE: Huron River Dr between Brass Creek Dr and N. Territorial Rd in Dexter & Webster Townships

WHY: Road resurfacing

BACKGROUND: On Monday, October 31, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Huron River Dr between Brass Creek Dr and N. Territorial Rd in Dexter & Webster Townships for a road resurfacing project.

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

DETOUR: Click here for the detour map.

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

ISSUE DATE: 10/28/22

October 21, 2022 Huron River Dr: Foresty? Check. Drainage? Ongoing.

Despite a very rainy few days, we continue to make progress preparing for the Huron River Dr Road Resurfacing Project on the border of Dexter and Webster Townships.

Our crews completed tree trimming and forestry earlier this week. Drainage work is ongoing. We continue to work on berming (removing the grass “curb” that builds up along the road shoulder) and we’re planning to replace a few crossroad culverts early next week. During the crossroad culvert work, no traffic will be able to cross over the culvert location.

We hope to start pulverizing the road surface later next week with paving to follow. Once started, paving is expected to take approximately one week. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions and contractor scheduling. During the road resurfacing part of this project, Huron River Dr will be closed to through traffic and a detour will be posted (click here for the detour map).

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

progress photo of berming on Huron River Dr

We finished our forestry work on Huron River Dr earlier this week. Drainage work is ongoing.

October 14, 2022 Huron River Dr: Preparation For Paving

This past week our crews have been performing forestry and drainage work in preparation for the resurfacing project on Huron River Dr. on the border of Dexter and Webster Townships.

This prep work is anticipated to continue for the next week and will be conducted under daytime road closures, meaning the road will be closed to through traffic during the day and then reopen each evening. Residents who live or work within the project limits will be provided access throughout construction.

We hope to start pulverizing the road surface in the coming weeks with paving in late October/early November. Once started, paving is expected to take approximately one week. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions and contractor scheduling. During the road resurfacing part of this project, Huron River Dr will be closed to through traffic.

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

October 5, 2022 Daytime Road Closure: Huron River Dr (Dexter, Webster Twp)

WHEN: Starting Friday, October 7, 2022

WHERE: Huron River Dr between Brass Creek Dr and N. Territorial Rd on the border of Dexter Township and Webster Township.

WHY: Forestry

BACKGROUND:  On Friday, October 7, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Huron River Dr between Brass Creek Dr and N. Territorial Rd on the border of Dexter Township and Webster Township during daytime hours to conduct forestry work ahead of a road resurfacing project planned later this fall.

The road will reopen at the end of each day and remain open until work resumes the following morning.

The forestry work is expected to take approximately one week to complete. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions and crew availability.

Access will be maintained for residents and property owners who live or work within the work zone.

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

ISSUE DATE: 10/05/22

October 4, 2022 Huron River Dr: Forestry To Begin Soon

Later this fall, we are planning to resurface Huron River Dr between Brass Creek Dr and N. Territorial Rd on the border of Dexter and Webster Townships.

As part of this project, we will trim tree canopy along the roadside and remove certain dead or dying trees, improve roadside drainage in certain areas and replace a few crossroad culverts. All of these improvements will help to extend the life of the new pavement once it has been placed.

First on the list is forestry. We will have a crew on site later this week to start trimming tree canopy and removing certain dead/dying trees within the road right-of-way.

This forestry work will be conducted under daytime road closures, the road will be closed to through traffic during the day and then reopen each evening. Residents who live or work within the project limits will be provided access throughout construction. An additional advisory will be sent via email ahead of these closures.

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

August 3, 2022 Virtual Public Meeting: Huron River Dr (Dexter, Webster Twps)

PROJECT: Huron River Dr Resurfacing

WHEN: Thursday, September 8, 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 resurfacing project on Huron River Dr between Brass Creek Dr and N. Territorial Rd on the border of Dexter and Webster Townships.

During construction, Huron River Dr will be closed to through traffic. The closure is expected to be in place for 4 weeks, weather pending.

This work was originally slated to be a part of the 2023 construction season. Due to deteriorating road condition, the WCRC board approved the project being moved up to the 2022 construction season.

The virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, September 8, 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 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: 08/03/2022