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Zeeb Road

Location of roadwork:
Ellsworth to Waters Rd


When is the work being done:
Tree Removal: February and March, Construction: Spring 2019

Description of work:
Drainage Improvements, Paving

Impact on Traffic:

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

Latest Updates

September 5, 2018 Paving of Zeeb Road Has Been Delayed

Due to higher-than-expected bids, the paving of Zeeb Road in Lodi Township has been delayed until the 2019 construction season.

Last month, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) received three bids from pre-qualified contractors for the paving of Zeeb Road in Lodi Township. The low bid received was $1,728,000, approximately 18% higher than had been expected.

Due to these higher-than-expected bids, the Board of Road Commissioners has decided to reject all bids. The project will be re-bid in the coming months, with the requirement that it be completed during the 2019 construction season. The board believes this delayed start time will allow contractors more flexibility and should result in more favorable bid prices.

The planned improvements remain the same:

  • Phase 1: Zeeb Road will be paved between Ellsworth Road and Waters Road. Tentatively, this phase will begin in the Spring of 2019 and be completed by the Fall of 2019.
  • Phase 2: Zeeb Road will be paved between Pleasant Lake Road and Ellsworth Road. This phase is scheduled to be constructed in 2020.

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For specific questions on this project, contact Matt MacDonell, Director of Engineering, macdonellm@wcroads.org or (734) 327-6688.

February 5, 2018 Zeeb Road Project Announcement

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is excited to announce an additional project tentatively planned during the 2018/2019 construction season on Zeeb Road in Lodi Township.

What will the improvement look like? WCRC is planning to pave Zeeb Road between Ellsworth Road and Waters Road in Lodi Township (Phase 1). The long range plan is to continue paving Zeeb Road south to Pleasant Lake Road in subsequent years (Phase 2).

Why now? In 2015, state lawmakers approved an increase in road funding that went into effect on January 1, 2017. In addition, the residents of Washtenaw County passed a four-year road millage in 2016.  This means county road commissions have additional funding to improve primary roads. Zeeb Road is one of a handful of unpaved primary roads remaining in the county and one of the most heavily used.

How long will the project take to build? It is estimated Phase 1 will take 3 months to pave, weather dependent. During this time, Zeeb Road will be closed to roadway users who do not live or own property in the project limits and a detour will be posted. The contractor will provide access to residents and property owners internal to the project limits during construction.

When will construction begin? Construction is tentatively expected to begin in late 2018 or early 2019. Preliminary work like tree removal and utility relocation will begin in February of 2018.

How can I get more information? WCRC will hold a public information meeting for interested stakeholders once preliminary plans are developed. WCRC will post construction updates online at www.wcroads.org and on its Facebook and Twitter pages. Interested residents can sign-up for weekly road work updates at https://www.wcroads.org/weekly-road-work-update/.

For specific questions on this project, contact Mark McCulloch, Project Manager, mccullochm@wcroads.org or (734) 327.6679.

Contact information:
Matthew MacDonell
    • (734) 327-6688
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