Willis Rd Chipseal

Location of roadwork:
Between the City of Saline and Platt Rd

Township:
York

When is the work being done:
Chip seal: Week of May 16, Fog seal: Week of July 25

Description of work:
Chipseal

Impact on Traffic:
Daytime road closures

Funding Source(s):
Four-Year Road and Non-Motorized Path Millage

Latest Updates

July 25, 2022 Road Work Advisory: Willis Rd, Platt Rd, Bemis Rd and Whittaker Rd (York, Pittsfield, Augusta Twps)

WHEN: Starting on Tuesday, July 26, 2022

WHERE: – Willis Rd between City of Saline and Platt Rd in York Township

– Platt Rd between Judd Rd and Willis Rd in York Township

– Bemis Rd between Platt Rd and Carpenter Rd on the border of York and Pittsfield Townships

– Whittaker Rd between Arkona Rd and Willow Rd in Augusta Township

WHY: Preventative maintenance – fog seal

BACKGROUND: Starting on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin preventative maintenance fog seal projects on Willis Rd between City of Saline and Platt Rd in York Township, Platt Rd between Judd Rd and Willis Rd in York Township, Bemis Rd between Platt Rd and Carpenter Rd on the border of York and Pittsfield Townships and Whittaker Rd between Arkona Rd and Willow Rd in Augusta Township.

The work on these roads is expected to take two days to complete. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

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 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: 07/25/22

May 18, 2022 Road Work Advisory: Judd Rd, Platt Rd and Willis Rd (York Twp)

WHEN: Starting on Thursday, May 19, 2022

WHERE: – Judd Rd between Saline-Milan Rd and Moon Rd in York Township

– Platt Rd between Judd Rd and Willis Rd in York Township

– Willis Rd between the City of Saline and Platt Rd

WHY: Preventative maintenance – chip seal

BACKGROUND: Starting on Thursday, May 19, 2022, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin a preventative maintenance chip seal project on the following roads:

Daytime road closures: Judd Rd between Saline-Milan Rd and Moon Rd in York Township. Platt Rd between Judd Rd and Willis Rd in York Township. Access will be provided to emergency services, school buses and residents who live, work or own property within the work zone. The roads will reopen at the end of each day and remain open until work resumes the following morning.

Lane restrictions: Willis Rd between the City of Saline and Platt Rd in York Township. Willis Rd will not be closed but delays are likely due to lane restrictions. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route.

The work on these roads is expected to be completed within approximately two days. 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: 05/18/22

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