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Ridge Road and Hack Road Intersection

Location of roadwork:
At Hack Road

Township:
York

When is the work being done:
August 29 - October 30

Description of work:
Realign Intersection

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

Funding Source(s):
State Safety Grant

Latest Updates

October 30, 2019 Road Reopened: Ridge Road (York Twp)

WHEN: Effective Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 8 a.m.

WHERE: Intersection of Ridge Road, Hack Road and Westfall Road in York Township (Washtenaw County) and Milan Township (Monroe County)

WHY: Completion of intersection safety project

BACKGROUND:  On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened Intersection of Ridge Road, Hack Road and Westfall Road in York Township (Washtenaw County) and Milan Township (Monroe County).

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Aaron Berkholz, senior project manager, (734) 327-6648, or via email at berkholza@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 10/30/19

October 22, 2019 Working on the Final Touches

We’re working on the finishing touches to our safety project at the intersection of Ridge Road and Hack Road in York Township. Our subcontractor placed the high friction wearing surface on Ridge Road last week. This surface is intended to improve the traction for vehicles navigating the curve. Last week our contractor also installed the mumble strips along the centerline and shoulders to alert a driver drifting from the lane.

Restoration and permanent pavement markings are scheduled for this week. The installation of permanent signs is scheduled for the week of October 28. All this work is weather dependent. Based on the nature of the work, and to promote the safety of road workers and motorists, the intersection will remain closed until these remaining items are completed.

We are hoping to have the intersection reopened to traffic by the first week of November, as long as the weather continues to cooperate.

If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Berkholz, senior project manager, (734) 327-6648, berkholza@wcroads.org

 Our contractors placed the high friction surface on Ridge Rd last week.

October 9, 2019 Paving Along

Our contractor continues to make good progress on the reconstruction of the intersection of Ridge Road and Hack Road in York Township. The paving subcontractor was on site earlier this week paving the first layer of asphalt pavement. They will be back soon to pave the second layer of asphalt.

Some work remains before the intersection can be reopened to traffic, including, the installation of concrete truck aprons and applying the high-friction surface application to help keep vehicles on the road. We are hoping to have the intersection reopened to traffic by the first week of November, as long as the weather continues to cooperate.

If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Berkholz, senior project manager, (734) 327-6648, berkholza@wcroads.org

Our paving subcontractor completed the first layer of asphalt earlier this week.

September 19, 2019 Curbs? Complete!

Our contractors have been making great progress on the improvements at the intersection of Ridge Road, Hack Road and Westfall Road in York Township. Concrete curbs and gutters were placed earlier this week; this curb is designed to help with road drainage and to better define the road access points at the intersection, promoting safety for motorists. 

Once the concrete has cured, our contractors will begin work on the concrete truck aprons that will be installed directly behind the curb. These 4-foot wide aprons will protect the back of the curb from vehicles making wide turns, such as trucks and agricultural equipment.

The intersection remains closed to all traffic. Residents who live within the work zone will continue to be provided access to their homes, but no traffic will be allowed to cross the intersection during construction. 

If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Berkholz, senior project manager, (734) 327-6648, berkholza@wcroads.org

New curb and gutter has been built at the intersection of Ridge Rd and Hack Rd

September 11, 2019 Pulverizing Along

We are already making good progress on the intersection improvement project at Ridge Road and Hack Road in York Township. Since the intersection was officially closed on August 29, our contractors have pulverized the existing asphalt and begun the grading process for the new road layout. Our contractor has also removed a cross-road culvert and replaced it with a new pipe.

We are expecting concrete curb work to begin next week if the weather cooperates.

The intersection remains closed to all traffic. Residents who live within the work zone will continue to be provided access to their homes, but no traffic will be allowed to cross the intersection during construction.

If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Berkholz, senior project manager, (734) 327-6648, berkholza@wcroads.org

 Road grading work at the intersection

August 27, 2019 Road Closure: Ridge/Hack/ Westfall Intersection (York Twp)

WHEN: Starting Thursday, August 29, 2019

WHERE: Intersection of Ridge Road, Hack Road and Westfall Road in York Township (Washtenaw County) and Milan Township (Monroe County)

WHY: Intersection safety project

BACKGROUND: On Thursday, August 29, 2019, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close the intersection of Ridge Road, Hack Road and Westfall Road in York Township (Washtenaw County) and Milan Township (Monroe County) for an intersection improvement project.

The intersection will be closed to all traffic. Residents who live within the work zone will be provided access their homes, but no traffic will be allowed to cross the intersection during construction.

The 24/7 closure is expected to last until late-October. 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 project, please contact Aaron Berkholz, senior project manager, (734) 327-6648, or via email at berkholza@wcroads.org

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ISSUE DATE: 08/27/19

August 20, 2019 Ridge/Hack Open House Summary

Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s construction open house meeting. As we mentioned, the intersection improvement project on Ridge Road and Hack Road in York Township is expected to begin on Thursday, August 29, 2019. Our goal is to complete the project by the end of October.

During construction, the intersection will be closed to all through-traffic. Residents and property owners who live within the work zone will be provided access to their homes but no traffic will be able to cross the intersection. We will send out another email advisory ahead of the closure.

Last night we reviewed the project FAQ’s and answered a number of additional questions from residents and commuters. If you were unable to attend or have additional questions, please contact Aaron Berkholz, senior project manager, (734) 327-6648, berkholza@wcroads.org.

August 6, 2019 Ridge/Hack Construction Open House: August 19

WHAT: Ridge Rd and Hack Rd Intersection Improvement Project

WHEN: Monday, August 19, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: York Township Hall, 11560 Stony Creek Rd., Milan

WHY: The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will hold a construction open house to provide information and answer questions about the Ridge Rd and Hack Rd Intersection Improvement Project.

The open house will be held at the York Township Hall, 11560 Stony Creek Rd, Milan, on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will not be a formal presentation at this meeting, WCRC staff will be there to answer questions and show project information in an open house format.

Construction is expected to begin this October. During this project WCRC, in partnership with the Monroe County Road Commission, will make the following improvements:

  • Realign intersections of Ridge Rd and Hack Rd and at Westfall Rd
  • Wedging of the Ridge Rd curve and installing of a high friction surface
  • Installing centerline and shoulder rumble strips on the curve
  • Paving shoulders along the curve
  • Paving the gravel road approaches

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Aaron Berkholz, senior project manager, berkholza@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6648.

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: 08/06/2019

October 29, 2018 Project Announcement: Ridge Road and Hack Road Intersection Improvements

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is excited to announce intersection and curve improvements at the intersection of Ridge Road and Hack Road in York Township.

What will the improvement look like? WCRC, in partnership with the Monroe County Road Commission (MCRC), is planning the following improvements to the intersection of Ridge Road and Hack Road and the curve on Ridge Road:

  • Realign intersections of Ridge Road and Hack Road and at Westfall Road
  • Wedging of the curve and installing of a high friction surface
  • Installing centerline and shoulder rumble strips on the curve
  • Paving shoulders along the curve
  • Paving the gravel road approaches

Why this intersection? In 2017, WCRC applied for a grant to improve the intersection from the Michigan Department of Transportation’s High Risk Rural Roadways Program.  This intersection was identified based on crash history and concerns expressed by residents. WCRC was awarded the $330,000 grant in February 2018.

When will this project be completed? Construction is expected to take place during the summer of 2019. It will take approximately two months to complete the project. During this time, the intersection will be completely closed to traffic and a detour will be posted.

How can I get more information? WCRC and MCRC will hold a public information meeting in early 2019. WCRC will also post project updates online at www.wcroads.org and on its Facebook and Twitter pages. Subscribe to project and road work advisories: wcroads.org/residents/subscribe-to-road-updates/

For specific questions on this project, contact Brent Schlack at schlackb@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6670.

Contact information:
Aaron Berkholz
    • (734) 327-6648
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