Willis Road Chipseal

Location of roadwork:
Between US-23 and Rawsonville Road

Township:
Augusta, York

When is the work being done:
Chip seal: Week of May 24, 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

Latest Updates

July 19, 2021 Daytime Road Closure: Willis Rd and Others (York, Augusta Twps)

WHEN: Starting on Tuesday, July 20, 2021

WHERE: Starting on the following roads in York and Augusta Townships:

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

Continuing the following roads in York and Augusta Townships:

  • Saline-Milan Rd between Stony Creek Rd and the City of Saline
  • Willow Rd between Platt Rd and the county line

WHY: Preventative maintenance – fog seal

BACKGROUND: Starting on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin preventative maintenance fog seal projects on sections of the following roads in York and Augusta Townships: Moon Rd, Platt Rd, Willis Rd and Whittaker Rd. WCRC will also continue preventative maintenance fog seal projects on sections of the following roads in York and Augusta Townships: Saline-Milan 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: 07/19/21

July 15, 2021 Daytime Road Closure: Willis Rd and Others (York, Augusta Twps)

WHEN: Starting on Monday, July 19, 2021

WHERE: The following roads in York and Augusta Townships:

  • Milkey Rd between end of pavement and Saline-Milan Rd
  • Moon Rd between Willis Rd and Bemis Rd
  • Mooreville Rd between Ridge Rd and Dennison Rd
  • Platt Rd between Willis Rd and Bemis Rd
  • Saline-Milan Rd between Stony Creek Rd and City of Saline
  • Willis Rd between US-23 and county line

WHY: Preventative maintenance – fog seal

BACKGROUND: The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will continue preventative maintenance fog seal projects on roads in York and Augusta Townships. This includes sections of Milkey Rd, Moon Rd, Mooreville Rd, Platt Rd, Saline-Milan Rd and Willis 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 next 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: 07/15/21

May 19, 2021 Road Work Advisory: Willis Rd in York and Augusta Twps

WHEN: Starting on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

WHERE: Willis Rd between US-23 and Rawsonville Rd in York and Augusta Townships

WHY: Preventative maintenance – chip seal

BACKGROUND: Starting on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in the afternoon, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin a preventative maintenance chip seal project on Willis Rd between US-23 and Rawsonville Rd in York and Augusta Townships.

The work on Willis Rd is expected to be completed by Tuesday, May 25. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

WCRC also plans to wrap up its chip seal projects on Whittaker Rd and Willow Rd later today.

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: 05/19/21

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