Wagner Road

Location of roadwork:
Between Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Huron River Drive

Township:
Lodi, Scio

When is the work being done:
Tree removal: February - March 2021; Road construction: June - September 2021

Description of work:
Add Center Left-Turn Lane, Culvert Replacement, Roadside Safety Improvements, Upgrade Pavement Markings, Upgrade Traffic Signs

Impact on Traffic:
Culvert work: Wagner Road between Liberty Road and Scio Church Road will be closed to ALL traffic. Intersection work: The Wagner/Waters intersection will be closed to ALL traffic.

Funding Source(s):
State Safety Grant

Latest Updates

July 29, 2021 Road Closure: Wagner Rd (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Starting Monday, August 2, 2021

WHERE: Wagner Rd between Liberty Rd and Scio Church Rd in Scio Township

WHY: Replacement of two culverts

BACKGROUND: On Monday, August 2, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Wagner Rd between Liberty Rd and Scio Church Rd in Scio Township to replace two crossroad culverts.

The road will be closed for approximately two weeks. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

Access will be provided to residents and property owners who live or work within the work zone.

DETOUR: Click here for the detour map

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Elena Yadykina, engineer – Traffic and Safety, (734) 327-6675, yadykinae@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 07/29/21

July 22, 2021 Wagner Rd: All Hands on Deck!

This multi-part Wagner Rd Safety Project in Lodi and Scio Townships is slowly but surely coming together. Here’s a summary of each of the major elements:

Culvert replacements: We will be replacing two culverts on Wagner Rd between Scio Church Rd and Liberty Rd. We are planning for this to begin early August. Once it begins, we expect the culvert replacements to take approximately two weeks to complete. The road will be closed to through traffic during this work. During the closure, the contractor will maintain access for residents and property owners who live or own property within the project limits.

Intersection of Waters Rd and Wagner Rd: We will be installing a left-turn lane and a flashing beacon at the intersection of Waters Rd and Wagner Rd. We are planning for this to begin mid August, and we expect the intersection work to take approximately 5 weeks to complete. The intersection will be closed to ALL traffic during this work.

Intersection of Wagner Rd and Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd: We continue to make progress at the intersection of Wagner Rd and Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd. The new traffic signal poles have been installed and we expect the contractor to finish the signal upgrade within a few weeks.

We expect all of these elements will be completed by the end of this construction season.

If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Elena Yadykina, engineer – Traffic and Safety, (734) 327-6675, yadykinae@wcroads.org.

July 13, 2021 Shoulder Work: Wagner Rd (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Starting Wednesday, July 14, 2021

WHERE: Wagner Rd between Scio Church Rd and Liberty Rd in Scio Township

WHY: Utility relocation

BACKGROUND: On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, a contractor for DTE gas will begin relocating utilities on Wagner Rd between Scio Church Rd and Liberty Rd in Scio Township.

Traffic will be maintained; however, the shoulder will be closed for approximately one week. All dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

The utility relocation is in preparation for crossroad culvert replacements at two locations on Wagner Rd between Scio Church Rd and Liberty Rd. This work will take place later this summer under a full road closure. WCRC will send out an additional advisory ahead of this closure.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Elena Yadykina, engineer – Traffic and Safety, (734) 327-6675, yadykinae@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 07/13/21

June 24, 2021 Lane Restrictions: Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd and Wagner Rd (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Starting on Monday, June 28, 2021

WHERE: Intersection of Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd and Wagner Rd in Scio Township

WHY: Traffic signal project

BACKGROUND: Starting on Monday, June 28, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin a traffic signal project at the intersection of Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd and Wagner Rd in Scio Township.

The intersection will not be closed to traffic, but delays are likely due to lane closures. WCRC encourages motorists, emergency services and others to use an alternate route.

The intersection improvement is expected to take 3 weeks to complete. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

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

ISSUE DATE: 06/24/21

March 2, 2021 Lane Restrictions: Intersection of Wagner Rd and Waters Rd (Lodi Twp)

WHEN: Starting Wednesday, March 2, 2021

WHERE: Intersection of Wagner Rd and Waters Rd in Lodi Township

WHY: Tree removals

BACKGROUND: On Wednesday, March 2, 2021, a contractor for the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin to remove selected trees at the intersection of Wagner Rd and Waters Rd in Lodi Township. This work is in preparation for intersection improvements which will be completed this summer.

The intersection 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.

The tree work is expected to take approximately 3 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 Elena Yadykina, engineer – Traffic and Safety, (734) 327-6675, yadykinae@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 02/23/21 – Updated: 03/02/21

February 9, 2021 Public Meeting Announcement- Wagner Rd Safety Project

WHAT: Wagner Rd Safety Projects Virtual Meeting

WHEN: Monday, February 22, 2021, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Online: https://bit.ly/wcrcprojectmeeting

By Touchtone Phone: (929) 205-6099, Meeting ID: 879 2332 8754

WHY: The Washtenaw County Road Commission will hold a virtual project information meeting to discuss the Wagner Rd Safety Project taking place in Lodi and Scio Townships this year.

As a part of this project, Wagner Rd between Liberty Rd and Scio Church Rd in Scio Township will be closed for approximately 4 weeks in June. The intersection of Wagner Rd and Waters Rd in Lodi Township will be closed for approximately 8 weeks in July/August.

The virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday, February 22, 2021, at 11 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 Elena Yadykina, project manager, (734) 327-6675, yadykinae@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: 02/09/2021

February 3, 2021 Project Announcement: Wagner Road (Lodi and Scio Twps)

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is pleased to announce it will complete safety improvements along Wagner Road between Liberty Road and Huron River Drive in Lodi and Scio Townships during the 2021 Construction Season.

What will the improvement look like?

There are a number of safety improvements planned, including:

  • Replacement of two crossroad culverts on Wagner Road south of Liberty Road in Scio Township
  • Construction of left-turn lanes on Wagner Road at Waters Road in Lodi Township
  • Installation of a flashing beacon at the intersection of Wagner Road and Waters Road
  • Installation of a centerline corrugations and new pavement markings along the entire section of Wagner Road

Why this section of road?

After reviewing crash history and traffic patterns along the Wagner Road corridor, WCRC’s traffic and safety section applied for two safety grants through the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Improvement Program. WCRC was awarded these grants in 2020 for 2021 construction. Click here to see all the grants WCRC staff are pursuing.

When will this project be completed?

Construction is expected to begin in early-summer 2021. Some trees near the intersection of Wagner Road and Waters Road need to be removed to accommodate proper drainage and a more modern road design. Due to environmental restrictions, these trees will be felled before March 31, 2021.

WCRC estimates the culvert replacements will take approximately 4 weeks and intersection work will take approximately 8 weeks, weather pending. There will be two different detours for culvert and intersection work that will not overlap and intermittent road closures for other work. WCRC will issue road closure advisories ahead of these planned closures.

How can I get more information?

WCRC will hold a virtual public information meeting on Monday, February 22, 2021, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. In addition, click here to visit WCRC’s project page to subscribe to project update emails.

For specific questions on this project, contact Elena Yadykina, engineer – Traffic & Safety, yadykinae@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6675.