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Posted on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 5:05 p.m.

Want to weigh in on road projects in your township? Project meetings are planned

By Lisa Allmendinger

The Washtenaw County Road Commission has begun to schedule meetings to discuss local road projects for this year. If you have a road you’d like to see considered for the upcoming construction season, contact your township supervisor before these meetings.

Residents are also invited to attend, so here are the meetings that have been scheduled to date. As others are confirmed, this list will be updated.


Washtenaw County Road Commissioner Ken Schwartz

Lisa Allmendinger |

  • Pittsfield Township - Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1 p.m. at Township Hall, 6201 W. Michigan Ave.
  • York Township - Tuesday, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m. at Township Hall, 11560 Stoney Creek Road
  • Webster Township - Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. at Township Hall, 5665 Webster Church Road
  • Dexter Township - Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. at Township Hall, 6880 Dexter-Pinckney Road
  • Lodi Township - Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m. at Township Hall, 3755 Pleasant Lake Road
  • Sylvan Township - Monday, March 19, 1 p.m. at Township Hall, 18027 Old US-12
  • Ann Arbor Township - Monday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. at Township Hall, 3792 Pontiac Tr.
  • Salem Township -Tuesday, March 27, 7 p.m. at Township Hall, 9600 Six Mile Road
  • Superior Township - Monday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. at Township Hall, 3040 N. Prospect Road

Meetings still to be scheduled are: Augusta Township, Bridgewater Township, Freedom Township, Lima Township, Lyndon Township, Manchester Township, Northfield Township, Saline Township, Scio Township, Sharon Township and Ypsilanti Township.

Lisa Allmendinger is a regional reporter for She can be reached at



Sun, Jan 22, 2012 : 2:17 a.m.

1 PM on a workday... nice way to keep people away from saying anything. Way to go Road Commission. Closed minds, unwilling to think about pedestrians at all.


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 11:14 p.m.

Don't blame the wrecks on no salt. My wife said a person in an SUV being in a big hurry passed her ,then when she got to a small curve in the road there he went right off the road and into a ditch. People think they should have been there 20 or 30 minutes ago. SLOW DOWN.


Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 5:56 p.m.



Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 3:22 a.m.

How about a meeting with the road commission to discuss the snow removal and salting (or lack thereof) during the winter seasons. Are they afraid of the negative feedback?


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 1:49 p.m.

Absolutely, again this morning the accidents are piling up. It cannot all be attributed to bad driving. We all knew the snow was coming, why not prepare for it? When we had 78 accidents the other day, the Road Commission said they were unable to salt because of the temperatures. Officers are asking for salt again this morning.

Lisa Allmendinger

Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 12:03 a.m.

Th $25,000 amount was for engineering for the roundabout. Costco is paying for these road improvements.

Captain Splat

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 11:39 p.m.

It is interesting in the WCRC 2012-2016 Capital Improvement plan it lists State and Ellsworth as getting $1.4 million worth of work. This must be that new roundabout that was mentioned awhile back. Also found in the meeting minutes in the below link that the roundabout design contract is now at $140,000 total which is quite a bit bigger than the $25,000 contract that Lisa had posted a few months back. <a href=",%202011%20-%202003%20version.pdf" rel='nofollow'>,%202011%20-%202003%20version.pdf</a> I wonder when they'll start the public meetings on that project since it is only 1.5 years away.