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Pontiac Trail and 7 Mile Road Roundabout

Location of roadwork:
Intersection of Pontiac Trail and 7 Mile Road

Township:
Salem

When is the work being done:
Tree removals and utility relocation will take place in early-Spring 2020, construction will take place in Summer 2020

Description of work:
Roundabout

Impact on Traffic:
Intersection will be closed to all traffic during the project. A detour will be posted.

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

Latest Updates

April 27, 2020 Virtual Meeting: May 20 Pontiac Tr and 7 Mile Rd Roundabout (Salem Twp)

WHAT: Pontiac Trail and 7 Mile Road Roundabout Project Virtual Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Online: https://bit.ly/wcrcprojectmeeting or By touchtone Phone: (929) 205-6099, Meeting ID: 879 2332 8754

WHY: The Washtenaw County Road Commission will hold a virtual construction information meeting to discuss the Pontiac Trail and 7 Mile Road Roundabout Project scheduled to begin in June.

The virtual meeting will be held through Zoom on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10 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 wcroads.org after the meeting ends.

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: 04/27/2020

February 3, 2020 Pontiac Trail and 7 Mile Road: Tree Removals and Utility Work To Begin

In the coming weeks, our contractors will begin the required tree removals and utility relocations at the intersection of Pontiac Trail and 7 Mile Road in Salem Township. This work is in preparation for the roundabout to be constructed this summer at this intersection. WCRC plans to remove approximately four trees for this project. All tree removals will be completed by March 31.

The intersection will remain open to traffic during this prep work but there may be some lane restrictions.

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

September 23, 2019 Construction Info Meeting: Pontiac Trail and 7 Mile Rd

WHAT: Construction information meeting for the 2020 roundabout project at Pontiac Trail and 7 Mile Road

WHEN: Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Salem Township Hall, 9600 6 Mile Road, Salem

WHY: The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will hold a construction information meeting about the intersection improvement project planned for 2020 at Pontiac Trail and 7 Mile Road in Salem Township. The meeting will be held at the Salem Township Hall, 9600 6 Mile Road, on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m..

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

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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: 09/23/2019

April 5, 2019 Project Announcement: Pontiac Trail and 7 Mile Rd

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is excited to announce a project planned for the 2020 construction season at the intersection of Pontiac Trail and 7 Mile Road in Salem Township.

What will the improvement look like? WCRC is planning to build a roundabout at this intersection. A roundabout is the ideal solution because it can move traffic through an intersection more efficiently and with less congestion than a traditional intersection. Roundabouts are also one of the safest options available and they are typically more cost-effective than a traditional signal.

Why this intersection? WCRC monitors numerous intersections across the county for congestion and safety. The Pontiac Trail and 7 Mile Road intersection is one of the most congested county intersections in Washtenaw County and a roundabout is the ideal solution to help alleviate this congestion during peak hours.

When will this project be completed? Construction is expected to occur in 2020. It is estimated WCRC will take 6 – 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 public information meeting about this project this summer. WCRC will also post project updates online at wcroads.org and on its Facebook and Twitter pages.

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