Location of roadwork:
At Woodland Drive
When is the work being done:
Tree removal and utility relocation will be in late 2019 and the roundabout will be installed in 2020
Description of work:
Impact on Traffic:
The intersection will be closed to all traffic during roundabout construction
City of Saline, Federal
This summer, in partnership with the City of Saline, we will build a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Textile Road and Woodland Drive on the border of Pittsfield Township and the city. In preparation for this project, we will begin tree removals at the intersection of Textile Road and Woodland Drive in the coming weeks. The intersection will remain open to traffic during this work but there may be lane restrictions. All tree removal work will be completed by March 31, 2020.
We are still planning to start roundabout construction in June. During the construction of the roundabout, the intersection will be closed to all traffic for approximately 8 weeks. We will host a construction open house sometime in May to help answer questions before construction begins. A separate announcement will be posted once the open house date has been set.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, email@example.com.
WHEN: Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Saline Recreation Center, 1866 Woodland Drive, Saline, MI 48176
WHY: The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC), in partnership with the City of Saline, will hold an open house on Thursday, May 9 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Saline Recreation Center. Attendees can learn about the roundabout that will be built at the Textile Road and Woodland Drive intersection in the summer of 2020. WCRC representatives will be present to answer any questions.
CONTACT: Please contact Brent Schlack, assistant director of engineering, (734) 327-6670 with any questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax 734-761-3737 or by mail at WCRC, 555 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
ISSUE DATE: 4/24/2019
The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is excited to announce a roundabout project planned for the 2020 construction season at the intersection of Textile Road and Woodland Drive on the border of Pittsfield Township and the City of Saline.
What will the improvement look like? WCRC will build a roundabout at this intersection. A roundabout is the ideal solution because it can move traffic through an intersection more safely than the current configuration.
Why this intersection? In 2017, WCRC applied for a grant to improve the intersection from the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Improvement Program. This intersection was identified based on crash history and concerns expressed by residents. WCRC was awarded the $455,000 grant in February 2018. WCRC is working to partner with the City of Saline on this project.
When will this project be completed? Construction is expected to take place during the summer of 2020. It is estimated WCRC and its contractor will take 3 – 4 months to build the roundabout. During this time, the intersection will be completely closed to traffic and a detour will be posted.
How can I get more information? WCRC staff will be presenting a project overview at the November 19, 2018 City of Saline Council Working Session at 6 p.m. WCRC will also hold a public information meeting in early 2019.
In addition, WCRC will post project updates online at www.wcroads.org and on its Facebook and Twitter pages. Visit wcroads.org/residents/subscribe-to-road-updates/ to subscribe to project updates via email.
For specific questions on this project, contact Brent Schlack at email@example.com or (734) 327.6670.