Whittaker Road Chipseal

Location of roadwork:
Between Willow Road and Merritt Road

Township:
Augusta

When is the work being done:
Chip seal: May 18 - 20, Fog seal: Week of July 19

Description of work:
Chipseal

Impact on Traffic:
Intermittent lane closures

Funding Source(s):
Four-Year Road and Non-Motorized Path Millage, Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF)

Latest Updates

July 20, 2021 Daytime Road Closure: Whittaker Rd and Others (York, Augusta, Ypsilanti Twps)

WHEN: Starting on Wednesday, July 21, 2021

WHERE: Starting on the following roads in Ypsilanti Township:

  • Stony Creek Rd between Bemis Rd and Textile Rd

Continuing the following roads in York, Augusta and Ypsilanti Townships:

  • Willis Rd between US-23 and county line
  • Whittaker Rd between Willow Rd and Merritt Rd
  • Willow Rd between Platt Rd and county line

WHY: Preventative maintenance – fog seal

BACKGROUND: Starting on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin preventative maintenance fog seal projects on sections of the following roads in Ypsilanti Townships: Stony Creek Rd. WCRC will also continue preventative maintenance fog seal projects on sections of the following roads in York, Augusta and Ypsilanti Townships: Willis Rd, Whittaker Rd and Willow Rd.

Fog seal is another thin layer of liquid asphalt placed on top of a recent chip seal that helps to seal in the chips and further protect the pavement.

The work on these roads is expected to be completed by the end of this week. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

The work will be conducted under a combination of lane restrictions and daytime closures to allow the fog seal to cure. A contractor for WCRC will return to this area in a few weeks to place permanent pavement markings.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Ken Harris, superintendent of maintenance, (734) 327-6696 or via email at harrisk@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 07/20/21

May 17, 2021 Lane Restrictions: Whittaker Rd (Augusta Twp)

WHEN: Starting on Tuesday, May 18, 2021

WHERE: Whittaker Rd between Willow Rd and Merritt Rd in Augusta and Ypsilanti Townships

WHY: Preventative maintenance – chip seal

BACKGROUND: Starting on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin a preventative maintenance chip seal project on Whittaker Rd between Willow Rd and Merritt Rd in Augusta and Ypsilanti Townships.

WCRC will also continue its chip seal project on Willow Rd between Platt Rd and Rawsonville Rd which started today, May 17.

The work on Whittaker Rd and Willow Rd is expected to be completed by Thursday, May 20. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

Once the work is completed, drivers are advised to lower their speeds to 35 mph while the stone settles.

WCRC will return to this area in a few weeks to apply a fog seal on top of the chip seal and place permanent pavement markings.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Ken Harris, superintendent of maintenance, (734) 327-6696 or via email at harrisk@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 05/17/21

Contact information:
Ken Harris
    • (734)-327-6696
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