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Miller Road Bridge and Roundabout

Location of roadwork:
Miller Road Bridge over Honey Creek, and Intersection of Miller Road and Wagner Road

Township:
Scio

When is the work being done:
Tree removals: starting week of Feb 24, Construction: Spring/Summer 2020

Description of work:
Bridge Replacement, Mill & Resurfacing, Roundabout

Impact on Traffic:
Road will be closed to traffic during projects

Funding Source(s):
Federal, Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF), State Local Bridge Grant Program

Latest Updates

March 6, 2020 Miller Rd and Wagner Rd: Tree Removals Wrapping Up

Our contractor is planning to complete the required tree removals on Miller Road early next week. They ended up being able to conduct the work under lane restrictions instead of a full road closure. Please continue to use caution around the work zone as they finish up.

Roundabout construction at the intersection of Miller Road and Wagner Road is still expected to begin later this spring. We will issue another update prior to the start of construction.

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

February 19, 2020 Lane Restrictions: Intersection of Miller Rd and Wagner Rd (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Starting Monday, February 24, 2020

WHERE: Intersection of Miller Road and Wagner Road in Scio Township

WHY: Tree removals

BACKGROUND: Starting Monday, February 24, 2020, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) and its contractor will begin tree removals at the intersection of Miller Road and Wagner Road in Scio Township. These removals are in preparation for the intersection improvement project planned this spring/summer.

Forestry work at the intersection is expected to last 5 days, however all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions. The intersection will not be closed to traffic, but delays are likely due to lane restrictions.

FYI: Starting the week of March 2, Miller Road between E. Delhi Road and N. Wagner Road will be closed to through traffic while WCRC’s contractor conducts tree removals for the bridge replacement project this summer. Another work advisory will be posted prior to this closure.

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

ISSUE DATE: 02/19/20

January 28, 2020 Miller Rd: Tree Removals To Begin

This summer, we will replace an aging bridge on Miller Road over Honey Creek and construct a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Miller Road and Wagner Road in Scio Township.

In preparation for this summer work, our contractor will begin the necessary tree removals in the coming weeks. We are planning to remove approximately 100 trees that are in conflict with the planned improvements (roundabout and bridge). We worked with our consultants during design to minimize tree removals wherever possible.

Miller Road will remain open to traffic during the tree work but there may be lane restrictions. We will issue a road advisory ahead of these lane restrictions. All tree removal work will be completed by March 31, 2020.

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

October 1, 2019 Project Info Meeting: Miller Road Improvements

WHAT: Miller Road Bridge and Roundabout Project Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 6 – 7 p.m.

WHERE: WCRC’s Administrative Office, 555 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor

WHY: The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 6 – 7 p.m. to provide information and answer questions about the road improvements planned in 2020 on Miller Road in Scio Township.

WCRC will be constructing a roundabout at the intersection of Miller Road and Wagner Road beginning May 2020. The intersection will be closed to all traffic during this project. Then, starting on July 1, 2020, WCRC will replace the bridge over Honey Creek on Miller Road. The bridge will be closed to all traffic until the end of August.

CONTACT: Visit wcroads.org/wcrc-project/miller-road-bridge-and-roundabout/ for more information and to subscribe to project updates.

If you have any questions, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager, (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 considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities upon a 7-business day notice to WCRC. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Emily Kizer, communications manager, by phone (734) 327-6646, by email kizere@wcroads.org, by fax (734) 761-3737 or by mail at WCRC, 555 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

ISSUE DATE: 10/01/2019

September 4, 2019 Project Announcement: Miller Rd Bridge & Roundabout (Scio Twp)

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is excited to announce a three-part project planned for the 2020 construction season on Miller Road in Scio Township. The project will consist of the following:

  • The Miller Road bridge over Honey Creek will be replaced
  • A single-lane roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of Miller Road and Wagner Road
  • The road segment between the bridge and intersection will be resurfaced

 Why this segment of road?

Bridge

The Miller Road bridge over Honey Creek was built in the 1930s and has reached the end of its design life. It has been weight-restricted for many years and needs to be replaced. WCRC received a Local Bridge Program Grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation to replace this bridge in 2020.

Roundabout

WCRC monitors numerous intersections across the county for congestion and safety. The intersection of Miller Road and Wagner Road is heavily congested during peak hours of travel. A roundabout is an ideal solution to help alleviate this congestion during peak hours while minimizing impacts to surrounding properties.

While the road is closed for these projects, WCRC will resurface the road between the bridge and the new roundabout.

Both the bridge and roundabout projects will require some trees to be removed along the roadway. WCRC is working with its consultant to minimize tree removals whenever possible. More information on tree removal plans will be provided as the design process continues.

When will this project be completed?

Construction is expected to occur in 2020.

The roundabout will be constructed first, WCRC estimates that it will take 6 – 8 weeks to build the roundabout, weather pending. During this time, the intersection will be completely closed to all traffic and a detour will be posted.

Once the roundabout has been completed, WCRC will begin the bridge project. Due to state environmental restrictions, bridgework must begin after July 1. The bridgework is expected to take 2 – 3 months, the bridge location will be completely closed to all traffic during this period and a detour will be posted.

The road between the bridge and roundabout will be resurfaced while the road is closed.

How can I get more information? WCRC will hold a public information meeting about this project later this fall. WCRC will also post project updates online and on its Facebook and Twitter pages.

Visit the project page to subscribe to project updates: wcroads.org/wcrc-project/miller-road-bridge-and-roundabout/

For specific questions on this project contact Matt MacDonell, (734) 327-6688, macdonellm@wcroads.org

Contact information:
Nate Murphy
    • (734) 327-6647
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