Dexter Township to consider nine potential road projects when board meets with Road Commission Tuesday
Dexter Township officials are expected to meet with the Washtenaw County Road Commission Tuesday night during the board’s monthly meeting with $16,546 in matching local road funds and $6,932 in matching drainage funds to allocate and nine possible road projects on the list.
In 2011, the township spent all of its available matching funds. Among the noteworthy road work projects last year were improvements on North Territorial Road from Hadley to Hankerd and between Dexter Pinckney Road and Huron River Drive. Pavement improvements were also completed on Dexter Pinckney Road at Island Lake and North Territorial roads.
On this year’s list of possible projects are:
- Toma and Stinchfield roads north to the county line - Shaping the surface and adding 2,865 tons of gravel with an estimated project cost of $29,500.
- Donner and Island Lake roads to Colby Road - Shaping the surface and adding 1,875 tons of gravel at an estimated cost of $19,500.
- Stinchfield Woods Road and Dexter Townhall Road east to Toma Road - Shaping the surface and adding 1,776 tons of gravel at an estimated cost of $18,500.
- Colby and Riker roads east to Donner Road - Shaping the surface and adding 1,495 tons of gravel at an estimated cost of $15,500.
- Fleming Road from Dexter-Pinckney Road west to McGuiness Road - Shaping the surface and adding 1,330 tons of limestone at an estimated cost of $18,500.
- Wylie Road from Dexter-Pinckney Road to Dexter Gables Lane - Shaping the surface and adding about 1,164 tons of limestone at an estimated cost of $16,000.
- Wylie Road from Island Lake Road south to Lime Township - Shaping the road and adding about 1,064 tons of limestone at an estimated cost of $15,000.
- Fleming Road from Dexter-Pinckney Road to Dexter Townhall Road - Bern removal and restoration at an estimated cost of $8,700.
- Madden Road from Colby Road to Quigley Road and Colby Road from Donner Road to Riker Road - berm removal and restoration at an estimated cost of $5,800.
With 25.45 miles of certified gravel roads, township officials will decide what type of dust control measures these roads will receive. In 2011, the road received three solid application of dust control that cost $9,314.70 per application.
The meeting with Road Commission officials is expected to take place at 7:30 p.m. They are first expected to meet with elected officials from Webster Township at 6:30 p.m.
Lisa Allmendinger is a regional reporter for AnnArbor.com, who also covers the Washtenaw County Road Commission. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.