Pontiac Tr & N. Territorial Rd Roundabout

Location of roadwork:
At the intersection of Pontiac Tr and N. Territorial Rd

Township:
Salem

When is the work being done:
2022

Description of work:
Roundabout

Impact on Traffic:
Intersection will be closed to all traffic during roundabout construction.

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

Latest Updates

May 25, 2021 Virtual Public Meeting: Pontiac Tr and N. Territorial Rd (Salem Twp)

PROJECT: Pontiac Tr and N. Territorial Rd Roundabout

WHEN: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 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 (WCRC) will hold a virtual project information meeting regarding planned roundabout construction at the intersection of Pontiac Tr and N. Territorial Rd in 2022.

During construction, the intersection of Pontiac Tr and N. Territorial Rd will be closed to ALL traffic and a detour will be posted. The contractor will maintain access only for residents and property owners who live, rent or own property within the project limits during construction.

The virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, June 23, 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 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 Mark McCulloch, senior project manager, (734) 327-6679, mccullochm@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: 05/25/2021

May 11, 2021 Project Announcement: Intersection of Pontiac Tr and N. Territorial Rd (Salem Twp)

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is pleased to announce it will build a roundabout at the intersection of Pontiac Tr and N. Territorial Rd in Salem Township during the 2022 Construction Season.

What will the improvement look like?

WCRC is planning to build a single-lane roundabout at this intersection. This is an optimal solution because a roundabout can safely move greater volumes of traffic, including tractor trailers, through an intersection more efficiently and with less congestion than a traditional intersection at lower speeds.

For reference, this roundabout will be slightly larger in size than the roundabout at the intersection of Pontiac Tr and 7 Mile Rd Mile.

Why this intersection?

WCRC monitors numerous intersections across the county for traffic volumes and safety. The intersection of Pontiac Tr and N. Territorial Rd currently has a higher traffic volume than what is recommended for the existing design. In addition, traffic volumes are expected to increase as the neighboring communities continue to grow.

A roundabout is the ideal solution to help safely handle current and future traffic volumes at this intersection, address capacity needs while reducing emissions from idling vehicles.

When will this project be completed?

Construction is expected to begin in the summer 2022. WCRC estimates it will take approximately 8 weeks to build the roundabout, weather pending. During this time, the intersection will be completely closed to traffic and a detour will be posted.

How can I get more information?

WCRC will hold a virtual public information meeting about this project on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. via Zoom. In addition, click here to visit WCRC’s project page to subscribe to project update emails.

For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch, senior project manager, mccullochm@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6679.