was successfully added to your cart.

Cart

Saline-Milan Road Bridge

Location of roadwork:
Saline-Milan Road Bridge near City of Saline Limits

Township:
York

When is the work being done:
Road closure began on June 24, 2019, the road will closed to through-traffic until the end of October

Description of work:
Bridge Replacement

Impact on Traffic:
The bridge will be closed to all traffic during construction

Funding Source(s):
State Local Bridge Grant Program

Latest Updates

October 10, 2019 Backfilling and Wall Building

Things are starting to look like a bridge on Saline-Milan Road in York Township. Our contractor has already completed the backfill at each quadrant of the bridge and they placed riprap (large rocks) for slope protection.

All this work has allowed our contractor to pull some of the steel sheeting, allowing the water to flow under the bridge as it should.  This is great news as it allows them to shut down the bypass pumps that were running 24-7, reducing construction noise for the adjacent neighbors.  Once all of the bridge sheeting has been removed, our contractor will begin backfilling over the top of the bridge.

The block wall on the westerly side of the road was also completed this week.  Our contractor’s road crew will be on-site next week to begin the base construction of the road.  We are hoping to start paving the week of October 21, if the weather cooperates.

If you have questions about the bridge project, please contact Nate Murphy, bridge engineer, murphyn@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6647.

The block wall along the Saline-Milan Rd bridge has been completed.

Back filling has begun around the new Saline-Milan Road bridge.

October 2, 2019 Finishing the Underground Work

Our contractor is working to finish the bridge’s underground work this week on the Saline-Milan Road Bridge project in York Township. This includes building the concrete block retaining wall on the westerly side of the road and finishing the soldier pile wall along the easterly side of the road. Our contractors are also working on pouring the wingwall footings on the northerly section of the bridge.

Once all this underground work has been completed, the precast wingwalls will be placed and then road construction can begin. We are hoping to pave the road and reopen the bridge by the end of October, as long as the weather continues to cooperate.

If you have questions about the bridge project, please contact Nate Murphy, bridge engineer, murphyn@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6647.

September 18, 2019 Arch Support

It’s been a busy two weeks on the Saline-Milan Road Bridge Replacement Project in York Township. After allowing the footings to cure, the contractor was able to set the precast concrete segments of the three-sided arch last Friday.  The main portion of the bridge is comprised of 10 three-sided precast concrete elements that are set adjacent to each other across the width of the road.  Our contractor is working this week to pour the concrete footings that will support the precast wingwalls.

We also continue to make progress on the soldier piles that will support the eastern retaining wall. We encountered some delays with this work due to some unexpected underground obstructions.

Despite our steady progress, we are now hoping to reopen the bridge by the end of October. Our contractor was a little delayed in the beginning of the project due to some unexpected utility conflicts.

If you have questions about the bridge project, please contact Nate Murphy, bridge engineer, murphyn@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6647.

Placing precast arch segments on the Saline-Milan Road Bridge

August 30, 2019 Working on the Abutments

This month’s beautiful weather has meant we’ve been able to make good progress on the Saline-Milan Road Bridge Replacement Project in York Township.

Our contractor is finishing up the supports for the southern bridge abutment. Soon, a special concrete blend called tremie will be poured in southern abutment (it has already been placed in the northern abutment). The tremie will seal the bottom of the excavation and allow the contractor to pump the water out so they have a dry platform to build the bridge substructure.

A subcontractor continues working on the soldier piles for the retaining wall on the eastern side of the road. Unfortunately, they’ve encountered some pretty large rocks buried underground during this process, so they brought in special equipment this week to help.

If you have questions about the bridge project, please contact Nate Murphy, bridge engineer, murphyn@wcroads.org, (734) 327-6647.

We’re making steady progress on the southern bridge abutment

August 20, 2019 Soldiering On

Our contractor continues to make steady progress on the Saline-Milan Road Bridge Replacement Project in York Township. This week they are working on the northern abutment, another necessary step before they can have a dry platform to build the bridge substructure. Meanwhile, a subcontractor is installing the soldier piles for the retaining wall on the easterly side of the road (see below).

If you have questions about the bridge project, please contact Nate Murphy, bridge engineer, murphyn@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6647.

 Drone view of the bridge progress

August 9, 2019 Demo? Done!

Demolition of the old Saline-Milan Road bridge is complete! Our contractors finished the demo up earlier this week. They are now installing the steel sheet piling for the new bridge substructure foundation. They will also start working on the augered soldier pile wall this week. The soldier pile wall will provide support for the road along the east side of the road.

If you have questions about the bridge project, please contact Nate Murphy, murphyn@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6647.

 Our contractor finished the demo on the old bridge this week.

July 31, 2019 A Culvert and a Cofferdam

We continue to make steady progress on the Saline-Milan Road bridge project in York Township. Our contractor has completed the steel cofferdam, giving workers a dry space to construct the new bridge supports. They are now working on diverting the water that usually runs under the road through a bypass culvert. They are planning to demo the old bridge later this week.

If you have questions about the bridge project, please contact Nate Murphy, murphyn@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6647.

Our contractor completing work on the bypass culvert

 

July 18, 2019 Holding Back the Water

With the help of two large cranes, our contractors are making good progress on the Saline-Milan Road Bridge Replacement Project in York Township. Currently, they are installing a steel cofferdam to help create a dry work area. Once the cofferdam had been completed, the old bridge will be removed.

Reminder: Saline-Milan Road between Judd Road and Willis Road remains closed until the end of September. Residents or property owners who live within the project area will be provided access to their homes but no traffic will be allowed to cross the bridge location until the project has been completed.

If you have questions about the bridge project, please contact Nate Murphy, murphyn@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6647.

 Cofferdam being installed on the Saline-Milan Road Bridge Project

July 9, 2019 On to the Bridge Work

After a great stretch of weather, the road resurfacing work on Saline-Milan Road between Judd Road and Willis Road is mostly complete. It’s now time for our bridge contractor to get started on the bridge over the Koch Warner Drain. Tree clearing around the bridge started last week and will continue this week. They will also remove bridge guardrail this week.

Saline-Milan Road between Judd Road and Willis Road will remain closed until the end of September. Residents or property owners who live within the project area will be provided access to their homes but no traffic will be allowed to cross the bridge location until the project has been completed.

If you have questions about the road project, please contact Mike Bernbeck, bernbeckm@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6654. If you have questions about the bridge project, please contact Nate Murphy, murphyn@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6647.

Tree Clearing at the Saline-Milan Road Bridge

June 24, 2019 Saline-Milan Road Is Closed

Saline-Milan Road in York Township is official closed to through-traffic as of this morning. Click here for the detour map. The road between Judd Road and Willis Road will be closed from now until the end of September as we resurface the road and replace the bridge over the Koch Warner Drain.

If you have questions about the road project, please contact Mike Bernbeck, bernbeckm@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6654. If you have questions about the bridge project, please contact Nate Murphy, murphyn@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6647.

For more information about other WCRC road closures visit wcroads.org/news-resources/road-work-advisories/.

June 18, 2019 Road Closure: Saline-Milan Road

WHEN: Starting Monday, June 24, 2019

WHERE: Saline-Milan Road between Judd Road and Willis Road in York Township

WHY: Road resurfacing and bridge replacement

BACKGROUND: Starting Monday, June 24, 2019, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Saline-Milan Road between Judd Road and Willis Road in York Township.

First, WCRC will pulverize and resurface Saline-Milan Road between Judd Road and Willis Road. Then, starting on or after July 8, 2019, WCRC will replace the bridge over the Koch Drain on Saline-Milan Road. The road will be closed to through-traffic during these projects.

The road closure is expected to last until the end of September. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

DETOUR: Click here for the detour map

CONTACT:  Visit wcroads.org/wcrc-project/saline-milan-road-bridge/ for more information.

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

For more information about WCRC road closures visit wcroads.org/news-resources/road-work-advisories/.

ISSUE DATE: 06/18/19

May 23, 2019 Construction Open House Notice: Saline-Milan Road

WHAT: Saline-Milan Road Improvements Construction Open House

WHEN: Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 6 – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Saline City Hall, 100 N. Harris St., Saline, MI

WHY: The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will hold a construction open house on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 6 – 7 p.m. to provide information and answer questions about the improvements planned on Saline-Milan Road in York Township this summer.

WCRC will pulverize and resurface Saline-Milan Road between Judd Road and Willis Road sometime in June. The road will be closed to through-traffic during this project. Then, starting on July 8, 2019, WCRC will replace the bridge over the Koch Drain on Saline-Milan Road. The bridge will be closed to all traffic until the end of September.

CONTACT: 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: 05/23/2019

March 26, 2019 Lane Restrictions: Saline Milan Road (York Twp)

WHEN: Starting Wednesday, March 27, 2019

WHERE: Saline Milan Road between South Maple Road and Willis Road in the City of Saline and York Township.

WHY: Tree removal and trimming

BACKGROUND:  On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, Frontier Communications and the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin removing and trimming select trees on Saline Milan Road, between South Maple Road and Willis Road in the City of Saline and York Township.

This work is in preparation for the Saline-Milan Road bridge replacement project that will take place later this year.

The road will not be closed to traffic, but delays are likely due to lane restrictions. WCRC encourages motorists, emergency services and others to use an alternate route. This work is expected to last approximately 2 days. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

CONTACT:  If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Nate Murphy, Project Manager, (734) 327-6647, or via email at murphyn@wcroads.org

For more information about WCRC road closures visit wcroads.org/news/media-advisories.

Visit wcroads.org/wcrc-project/saline-milan-road-bridge/ to learn more about the bridge replacement project and subscribe to receive project-specific updates.

ISSUE DATE:           03/26/19

November 28, 2018 Project Announcement: Saline-Milan Road Bridge

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will be replacing the bridge over the Koch Warner Drain on Saline-Milan Road in York Township near the border with the City of Saline.

What will the improvement look like?

The existing bridge, built in 1957, will be replaced with a new concrete structure. In addition, WCRC will be improving the road approaches leading up to the bridge.

This $855,000 bridge project is being funded with grant money from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Local Bridge Program and WCRC dollars from the Michigan Transportation Fund.

When will this bridge be constructed? Bridge construction is expected to take place during the summer and fall of 2019. It will take approximately four months to complete the bridge project, weather pending. During this time, the bridge will be completely closed to traffic and signed detours will be posted

How can I get more information? WCRC will hold a public information meeting in 2019 to explain the construction process. 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 online: wcroads.org/residents/subscribe-to-road-updates/

For specific questions on this project, contact Aaron Berkholz at berkholza@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6648.

Contact information:
Nate Murphy
    • (734) 327-6647
Receive Updates on the Project
Subscribe to Project Updates