Packard Rd

Location of roadwork:
Between US-23 and Carpenter Rd

Township:
Pittsfield

When is the work being done:
June 27 - October 25

Description of work:
Road Reconstruction

Impact on Traffic:
Road will be closed to ALL traffic

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

Latest Updates

October 20, 2022 Lane Closure: Packard Rd (Pittsfield Twp)

WHEN: Starting Friday, October 21, 2022

WHERE: Packard Rd between US-23 and Carpenter Rd in Pittsfield Township

WHY: Permit work: DTE structure adjustment

BACKGROUND: On Friday, October 21, 2022, a contractor for DTE Gas will close the westbound curb lane of Packard Rd between US-23 and Carpenter Rd in Pittsfield Township to adjust a gas utility structure cover in the road.

Packard Rd will not be closed but traffic delays are likely due to this lane closure. Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route if possible.

DTE expects this work to take 3 days, weather pending.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning the road improvement project, please contact Mark McCulloch, senior project manager – permits, (734) 327-6679 or mccullochm@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 10/20/22

September 30, 2022 Road Reopened: Packard Rd (Pittsfield Twp)

WHEN: Effective Friday, September 30, 2022

WHERE: Packard Rd between US-23 and Carpenter Rd in Pittsfield Township

WHY: Completion of road improvement project

BACKGROUND: On Friday, September 30, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened Packard Rd between US-23 and Carpenter Rd in Pittsfield Township after completing a road improvement project.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning the road improvement project, please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652 or fordm@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 09/30/22

September 21, 2022 Packard Rd: Getting Closer

We are making great progress on the Packard Rd Resurfacing Project in Pittsfield Township. Our contractor has finished paving the first layer of asphalt and poured concrete for some of the new sidewalk. The remainder of the sidewalk will be poured in the next few days.

Once the concrete sidewalk is cured, we will pave the final layer of asphalt. Pavement markings will be applied after the final layer of paving is complete. There are a few remaining punchlist items to complete before the road can be reopened, but we are hopeful that will be before the end of the month. Thank you for your continued patience as we work to complete this project.

As a reminder the road remains closed to ALL traffic during construction. ALL traffic is required to follow the posted detour route or seek an alternative route. Pedestrians should follow the signs posted on site for any sidewalk closures.

Questions? Please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

photo of new curb

Pictured above is some of the new sidewalk that is currently curing at the Packard Rd Resurfacing Project in Pittsfield Township.

September 7, 2022 Packard Rd: Curbs Curing!

We are continuing to make progress on the Packard Rd Resurfacing Project in Pittsfield Township. Our contractor is placing the new curbs today, and the concrete now needs some time to cure. You may not see much activity on site for a few days. Up next will be the sidewalk work on the north side of the project.

We are now expecting the road to reopen late-September. Thank you for your continued patience as we work to complete this project.

As a reminder the road remains closed to ALL traffic during construction. ALL traffic is required to follow the posted detour route or seek an alternative route. Pedestrians should follow the signs posted on site for any sidewalk closures.

Questions? Please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

photo of concrete curb being poured

Pictured above is the concrete curb being poured at the Packard Rd Resurfacing Project in Pittsfield Township.

August 30, 2022 Packard Rd: Digging Deep

There’s been a whole lot of action on our Packard Rd Resurfacing Project in Pittsfield Township. Our contractor has now completed most of the road excavation. Next, stone will be delivered on site and compacted to create the new road bed.

We’re hoping to start pouring concrete curb later this week or early next week.

As a reminder the road remains closed to ALL traffic during construction. ALL traffic is required to follow the posted detour route or seek an alternative route. Pedestrians should follow the signs posted on site for any sidewalk closures.

Questions? Please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

Road be excavation on Packard Rd

Pictured above is our contractor removing the old road base in preparation for a new stone base.

August 23, 2022 Packard Rd: Watermain? Check!

Good news! The watermain installation and testing has been completed on the Packard Rd Resurfacing Project in Pittsfield Township. We can now get back to the road work portion of the project.

As a reminder the road remains closed to ALL traffic during construction. ALL traffic is required to follow the posted detour route or seek an alternative route. Pedestrians should follow the signs posted on site for any sidewalk closures.

Questions? Please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

August 4, 2022 Packard Rd: What is Taking so Long?

The Packard Rd Resurfacing Project in Pittsfield Township is still well underway. Road work has been on pause for the last few weeks while Pittsfield Township has been working on their watermain replacement.

This particular watermain has a long history of problems which is why we are coordinating with Pittsfield Township to replace it while the road was already going to be closed for resurfacing. We are hopeful the watermain work will be complete within the next couple weeks so that we can get back to the roadway portion of the work.  The project is now expected to be complete by mid-September.

As a reminder the road remains closed to ALL traffic during construction. ALL traffic is required to follow the posted detour route or seek an alternative route. Pedestrians should follow the signs posted on site for any sidewalk closures.

Questions? Please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

photo of watermain construction

Pictured above is Pittsfield Township’s ongoing watermain replacement on the Packard Rd Resurfacing Project in Pittsfield Township.

July 12, 2022 Packard Rd: Removals? Check!

We are making progress on the Packard Rd Resurfacing Project in Pittsfield Township. Our contractor completed the pavement removals and Pittsfield Township has began work on the watermain replacement. We expect the watermain portion of the project to take several weeks to complete.

As a reminder the road remains closed to ALL traffic for approximately 8 weeks during road reconstruction – including non-motorized users. ALL traffic is required to follow the posted detour route or seek an alternate route.

Questions? Please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

photo of pavement removals

Pictured above is our contractor working to remove the pavement on the Packard Rd Resurfacing Project a few weeks ago. The removals have since been completed.

June 27, 2022 Packard Rd: Officially Closed!

Road reconstruction on Packard Rd between US-23 and Carpenter Rd in Pittsfield Township is officially underway! The road was closed earlier this afternoon and will be closed for approximately 8 weeks to ALL traffic. A detour route has been posted, click here for the map.

Questions? Please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

photo of road closed

Packard Rd between US-23 and Carpenter Rd is officially closed for reconstruction!

June 23, 2022 Road Closure: Packard Rd (Pittsfield Twp)

WHEN: Starting Monday, June 27, 2022

WHERE: Packard Rd between US-23 and Carpenter Rd in Pittsfield Township

WHY: Road reconstruction

BACKGROUND: On Monday, June 27, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Packard Rd between US-23 and Carpenter Rd in Pittsfield Township for a road reconstruction project.

In total, the road improvements are expected to take approximately 8 weeks to complete. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions and contractor scheduling.

During construction, no traffic will be allowed to pass through the work zone. 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 work, please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, or via email at fordm@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 06/23/22

June 20, 2022 Packard Rd: Starting June 27!

It’s almost go-time! Road reconstruction is expected to begin on Packard Rd between US-23 and Carpenter Rd in Pittsfield Township on Monday, June 27. While we are planning to close the road on June 27, the exact start date of the closure is reliant upon the weather and contractor scheduling. We will continue to provide updates as they are available.

The road will be closed to ALL traffic for approximately 8 weeks as we reconstruct the road. A detour will be posted, click here for the map. We shared a lot more information about this project in the virtual construction information meeting. Click here to view the meeting.

Questions? Please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

photo of full depth replacement requiring closure

April 13, 2022 Virtual Public Meeting: Packard Rd Resurfacing (Pittsfield Twp)

PROJECT: Packard Rd Resurfacing Project

WHEN: Tuesday, May 10, 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 Packard Rd between US-23 and Carpenter Rd in Pittsfield Township.

During road resurfacing, Packard Rd between US-23 and Carpenter Rd will be closed to through traffic and a detour will be posted. During the closure, WCRC’s contractor will maintain access only for businesses within the project limits that have no other means of access.  All other traffic must use the detour.

Construction is expected to begin after the school year ends. WCRC estimates it will take approximately 6 weeks to complete the project, weather pending.

The virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, May 10, 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 Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@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: 04/13/2022

Contact information:
Michele Ford
    • (734) 327-6652
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