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Posted on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 : 5:57 a.m.

Nine Salem Township road projects on tap for discussion with Road Commission Tuesday night

By Lisa Allmendinger

Nine possible projects, including one with neighboring Superior Township for a section of Joy Road, are expected to be discussed when Salem Township officials meet with the Washtenaw County Road Commission Tuesday night.

Salem Township has a $16,497 carryover in conventional matching funds from 2011 to add to this year’s $15,935.


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In 2011, the township spent almost $173,000 on road projects, while the Road Commission spent a total of about $426,853 on local township roads. About $227,000 was spent by the Road Commission on primary roads. Among the major projects were limestone applications to portions of Chubb and Joy roads, drainage and overlay work on Five Mile Road. The intersection of Tower Road at Seven Mile with paved and realigned as well.

Last year, the township opted for three solid applications of dust control on its 37.7 miles of certified gravel roads at a cost of about $14,662 for one application.

Here are the additional projects that officials are expected to discuss:

  • Joy Road from Curtis Road to Gotfredson Road, a joint project with Superior Township in which the road will be reshaped and 8,100 tons of limestone will be added. The total estimated cost of the project is $102,000 and Salem Township’s portion would be $51,000.
  • North Territorial Road from Gotfredson east for one-third of a mile, milling of the surface and overlay at an estimated cost of $29,500.
  • North Territorial Road from Curtis Road east about 4,400 feet, milling and overlay of the pavement at an estimated cost of $91,000.
  • Seven Mile Road from Chubb Road to Napier Road, berm removal and milling of the surface as well as an overlay and shoulder restoration at an estimated cost of $128,000.
  • Napier Road from Five Mile Road to North Territorial Road, ditching and berm removal at at estimated cost of $32,500.
  • Leota and Clifton streets, south of Six Mile Road, ditching and project restoration at an estimated cost of $18,000.
  • Beacon Lane and Peppermill Way, crack sealing at an estimated cost of $8,700.
  • Homestead Lane and Dobbin Lane, crack sealing at an estimated cost of $7,000.
  • Salem Farms Subdivision, crack and chip sealing on Sunset Drive, Salem Farms Drive, Harvest Court and Sunset Court at an estimated cost of $72,000.

Salem Township and Road Commission officials will meet at 7 p.m. at Township Hall, 9600 Six Mile Road.

Lisa Allmendinger is a regional reporter for, who also covers the Washtenaw County Road Commission. She can be reached at