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Zeeb Road and Liberty Road Roundabout

Location of roadwork:
Intersection of Zeeb Rd and Liberty Rd


When is the work being done:
Tree removals: March 2021; Construction: Late-summer 2021

Description of work:

Impact on Traffic:
During roundabout construction, intersection will be closed to all traffic.

Funding Source(s):
Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF)

Latest Updates

March 18, 2021 Lane Restrictions- Intersection of Zeeb Rd and Liberty Rd (Scio Twp)

WHEN: Starting Monday, March 22, 2021

WHERE: Intersection of Zeeb Rd and Liberty Rd in Scio Township

WHY: Tree removals

BACKGROUND: On Monday, March 22, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) and its contractor will begin tree removals at the intersection of Zeeb Rd and Liberty Rd in Scio Township. These removals are in preparation for the intersection improvement project planned later this summer.

Forestry work at the intersection is expected to last 3 days, however all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions. The intersection will not be closed to traffic, but delays are likely due to lane restrictions.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Nate Murphy, project manager, (734) 327-6647, or via email at murphyn@wcroads.org

ISSUE DATE: 03/18/21

February 12, 2021 Virtual Public Meeting Notice- Zeeb Rd and Liberty Rd Roundabout

WHAT: Intersection of Zeeb Road and Liberty Road Roundabout Virtual Meeting

WHEN: Monday, March 1, 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 regarding a single-lane roundabout that will be constructed at the intersection of Zeeb Rd and Liberty Rd in Scio Township later this summer.

During construction, the intersection will be closed to all traffic for approximately 6 – 8 weeks.

The virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday, March 1, 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: 02/12/2021

February 2, 2021 Project Announcement: Intersection of Zeeb Rd and Liberty Rd (Scio Twp)

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is pleased to announce it will build a roundabout at the intersection of Zeeb Road and Liberty Road in Scio Township during the 2021 Construction Season. screen shot of existing Zeeb/Liberty Intersection

What will the improvement look like?

WCRC is planning to build a single-lane roundabout at this intersection. This is the ideal solution because a roundabout can move traffic, including tractor trailers, through an intersection more efficiently and with less congestion than a traditional intersection at lower speeds. Roundabouts are also one of the safest options available and they are typically more cost-effective than a traditional traffic signal.

Why this intersection?

WCRC monitors numerous intersections across the county for traffic volumes and safety. The intersection of Zeeb Road and Liberty Road already had a higher traffic volume than what is recommended for the existing design. In addition, traffic volumes are expected to increase at this intersection once Zeeb Road between Pleasant Lake Road and Ellsworth Road is paved this summer.

A roundabout is the ideal solution to help safely handle current and future traffic volumes at this intersection.

When will this project be completed?

Roundabout construction is expected to begin in late-summer 2021. Some trees near the intersection need to be removed to accommodate proper drainage and modern road design. Due to environmental restrictions, this tree removal will take place before March 31, 2021.

WCRC estimates it will take 6 – 8 weeks to build the roundabout, weather pending. During this time, the intersection will be completely closed to traffic and a detour will be posted.

How can I get more information?

WCRC will hold a virtual public information meeting about this project on Monday, March 1, 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, project manager, yadykinae@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6675.