Sharon Valley Rd

Location of roadwork:
Sharon Valley Rd, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd

Township:
Sharon

When is the work being done:
2025

Description of work:
Bridge Replacement

Impact on Traffic:
Road Closure

Funding Source(s):
State Local Bridge Grant Program

Latest Updates

February 26, 2024 Road Reopened: Sharon Valley Rd Bridge, over River Raisin (Sharon Twp)

WHEN: Monday, February 26, 2024

WHERE: Sharon Valley Rd Bridge, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon Township

WHY: Soil boring (Collecting soil samples)

BACKGROUND: On Monday, February 26, 2024, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) re-opened Sharon Valley Rd Bridge, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon Township.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Nate Murphy, Sr. Project Manager – D&C, (734) 327-6647 or murphyn@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 02/26/24

February 23, 2024 Project Update #1: Sharon Valley Rd Bridge Replacement (Sharon Twp)

In early February, a contractor for the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) closed Sharon Valley Rd, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon Township for permitted soil boring (soil samples) work. The permitted work is related to preparation for the bridge replacement planned for 2025.  

Due to subsurface water issues that have been encountered during this permitted work, the closure will be extended until the WCRC contractor can finish collecting soil samples. We hope to re-open the road early next week. WCRC will continue to send out updates as the project progresses. 

For specific questions regarding this project, please contact Nate Murphy, Senior Project Manager – Design & Construction, at (734) 327-6647, or via email at murphyn@wcroads.org. 

Pictured is contractor collecting soil samples on Sharon Valley Rd, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon Township. 
February 7, 2024 Road Closure with Detour: Sharon Valley Rd Bridge, over River Raisin (Sharon Twp)

WHEN: Monday, February 12, 2024

WHERE: Sharon Valley Rd, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon Township

WHY: Permit work – soil boring

BACKGROUND: On Monday, February 12, 2024, a contractor for the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Sharon Valley Rd, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon Township to perform soil boring.

The roadwork is expected to take approximately one week. 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 work, please contact Nate Murphy, Sr. Project Manager – D&C, (734) 327-6647, or via email at murphyn@wcroads.org             

ISSUE DATE: 02/07/24

February 6, 2024 Project Announcement: Sharon Valley Rd Bridge Replacement (Sharon Twp)

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) plans to replace the bridge on Sharon Valley Rd, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon Township.

The Sharon Valley Rd Bridge is currently in the design phase and scheduled for construction in 2025. The bridge was built in 1960 and has reached the end of its design life. The two-lane bridge has been weight-restricted for many years and needs to be replaced. WCRC received a local bridge program grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to replace the aging structure.

“This project is about keeping communities connected,” says Nate Murphy, WCRC Senior Project Manager – Design and Construction. “WCRC could not move forward without the essential funding structure vital in upgrading local infrastructure.”

Residents will notice staff collecting data that may cause traffic impacts. This project will require some tree removals. During construction, the bridge will be closed to all traffic with a posted detour. As part of the bridge replacement, WCRC plans to pave a portion of the leading up to the structure on each side. WCRC will begin hosting virtual public information meetings regarding this project in the fall of 2024.

WCRC will alert the public with construction updates on the WCRC website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. Sign up for WCRC project updates: wcroads.org/residents/subscribe-to-road-updates/

For specific questions regarding this project, please contact Nate Murphy, Senior Project Manager – Design & Construction, at (734) 327-6647, or via email at murphyn@wcroads.org.

Pictured is the Sharon Valley Rd Bridge, over River Raisin, between Sharon Hollow Rd and Meyers Rd in Sharon Township.

 

Contact information:
Nate Murphy
    • (734) 327-6647
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