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Posted on Tue, Jan 4, 2011 : 2:43 p.m.

Washtenaw County Road Commission approves summer maintenance work on 10 roads

By Lisa Allmendinger

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Jim Dries, Washtenaw County chief deputy clerk/register of deeds swears in new Road Commissioner Ken Schwartz this afternoon in the Washtenaw County Road Commission boardroom.

Lisa Allmendinger |

About $887,000 in planned preventive road maintenance for 10 roads in various townships throughout the county was approved by a unanimous vote of the Washtenaw County Road Commission Tuesday afternoon.

The following roads will have crack and chip sealing work this summer.

  • Carpenter Road from 1,500 feet north of Willis Road to Textile Road in Ypsilanti Township.
  • Dixboro Road from Geddes Road to Plymouth-Ann Arbor Road in Ann Arbor Township.
  • Textile Road from Maple Road to about 1,300 feet east of State Road and excluding the State Road intersection in Pittsfield Township.
  • Scio Church Road from Strieter Road to Zeeb Road in Scio Township.
  • Pleasant Lake Road from Reno Road to Lima Center Road in Freedom Township.
  • Pleasant Lake Road from Parker Road to Zeeb Road in Lodi Township.
  • Old US-12 from the western county line to Wilkinson Street in Sylvan Township to the Chelsea city limits.
  • Old US-12 from Freer Road to Fletcher Road in the City of Chelsea and Lima Township.
  • Pleasant Lake Road from Fletcher Road to Reno Road in Freedom Township.

Lisa Allmendinger is a reporter for She can be reached at


Basic Bob

Sat, Jan 8, 2011 : 12:30 p.m.

"Carpenter Road from 1,500 feet north of Willis Road to Textile Road"... is in York and Pittsfield Townships.


Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 7:56 a.m.

Ann, the chip-seal keeps the asphalt from cracking and creating potholes as fast. It can add a few years to the condition of a road and allow the county to bank up money in a deferred maintenance pool to do a good recondition instead of having to go cheap on a quick fix. I think the website has more info.


Tue, Jan 4, 2011 : 8:09 p.m.

How about some gravel for Saline Township roads? My driveway is now 18" higher than the road which is down to the clay. The last time any meaningful amount of gravel was added was 25 years ago. It will be nice to drive on the planned project roads......... if we can get there!

Ann English

Tue, Jan 4, 2011 : 6:30 p.m.

Prevent what? Potholes? I take it that the maintenance planned for Scio Church Road is to keep it as a consistent alternative to Liberty Road to its north, which floods right in that stretch west of Zeeb.