Wiard Road

Location of roadwork:
Between I-94 and Airport Drive

Township:
Ypsilanti

When is the work being done:
Resurfacing: August 16 - Sept. 10, Flashing beacon: Late Oct. - early Nov.

Description of work:
Install Overhead Flasher, Mill & Resurfacing

Impact on Traffic:
Road closure

Funding Source(s):
Federal

Latest Updates

September 13, 2021 Lane Restrictions: Wiard Rd (Ypsilanti Twp)

WHEN: Starting on Monday, September 13, 2021

WHERE: Wiard Rd between I-94 and Tyler Rd in Ypsilanti Township

WHY: Guardrail replacement

BACKGROUND: Starting on Monday, September 13, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin guardrail replacement on Wiard Rd between I-94 and Tyler Rd in Ypsilanti Township.

The road 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 work is expected to take approximately one day. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Michele Ford, project manager (734) 327-6652, or via email at fordm@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 09/13/21

September 9, 2021 Wiard Rd: But Wait – There’s More!

The new pavement is beautiful and open to traffic at the Wiard Rd Resurfacing Project in Ypsilanti Township.

While the road may be reopened to traffic, we are not quite finished with this project. Next week our contractors will be back out to replace some  of the guardrail and install a flashing beacon at the intersection of Tyler Rd and Wiard Rd. This work will be conducted under intermittent lane restrictions. We expect this work to be completed by mid-October.

If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

photo of the new pavement and markings

Pictured above is the new pavement and markings at the Wiard Rd Resurfacing Project.

September 3, 2021 Road Reopened: Wiard Rd (Ypsilanti Twp)

WHEN: Effective Friday, September 3, 2021

WHERE: Wiard Rd between I-94 and Airport Dr in Ypsilanti Township

WHY: Completion of road resurfacing project

BACKGROUND: On Friday, September 3, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission reopened Wiard Rd between I-94 and Airport Dr in Ypsilanti Township after resurfacing the road.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 09/03/21

August 31, 2021 Wiard Rd: Pavin’ It

We are making great progress at the Wiard Rd Resurfacing Project in Ypsilanti Township.

Our contractor has removed all of the previous asphalt and placed the layer that levels the road. They are currently working on paving the final layer of asphalt. Once paving is completed they will begin to work on the shoulders of the road and the pavement markings.

If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

photo of roller during paving operation

Pictured above is a roller working on the paving operation of the Wiard Rd Resurfacing Project.

August 17, 2021 Wiard Rd: It’s Show Time!

The road is closed and construction is beginning at the Wiard Rd Resurfacing Project in Ypsilanti Township.

We will be resurfacing the road and installing an overhead flasher. The road will be closed to traffic during construction and a detour will be posted, which is expected to last approximately 4 weeks. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

photo of closed road

Pictured above is the road closure at Wiard Rd while crews being construction.

August 12, 2021 Road Closure: Wiard Rd (Ypsilanti Twp)

WHEN: Starting Monday, August 16, 2021

WHERE: Wiard Rd between I-94 and Airport Dr in Ypsilanti Township

WHY: Road resurfacing and overhead flasher installation

BACKGROUND: On Monday, August 16, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Wiard Rd between I-94 and Airport Dr in Ypsilanti Township for road resurfacing and overhead flasher installation.

The road will be closed to all traffic for approximately 4 weeks. 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 project, please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@wcroads.org.

ISSUE DATE: 08/12/21

June 23, 2021 Virtual Public Meeting: Wiard Rd (Ypsilanti Twp)

PROJECT: Wiard Rd Resurfacing Project

WHEN: Monday, July 12, 2021, at 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 (WCRC) will hold a virtual project information meeting regarding the planned road resurfacing project on Wiard Rd between I-94 and Airport Dr in Ypsilanti Township.

During construction, Wiard Rd will be closed to traffic. The closure is expected to be in place for approximately 4 weeks, weather pending.

The virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday, July 12, 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 the project web page after the meeting.

Click here to learn more about joining the virtual meeting.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Michele Ford, project manager, (734) 327-6652, fordm@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: 06/23/2021

Contact information:
Michele Ford
    • (734)-327-6652
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