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Posted on Sun, Apr 8, 2012 : 1:09 p.m.

Saline Township to discuss potential projects with Road Commission Monday

By Lisa Allmendinger

Three road projects, including a joint project for Maple Road with York Township, will be on tap when the Washtenaw County Road Commission and Saline Township officials meet on Monday night.

After spending a total of more than $100,563 on road projects last year, the township will have an additional $313 in matching funds to work with this year, because there are more uncurbed roads in the township that are now under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission.

With the increase, this brings matching fund road project total to $9,745 for local road work. Plus, there is $16,250 available in matching funds for drainage projects because the township carried over its $8,125 from last year.

The Road Commission spent about $266,000 in the township on primary road projects and about $336,465 on local road projects.

About $82,300 of the more than $100,000 was spent on limestone for local roads last year and another about $18,280 was spent on dust control throughout the township.

It’s expected that officials will discuss three road projects:

  • A cost-share project with York Township for Maple Road that includes roadside berm removal, ditching, shaping of the road and the addition of limestone at a projected cost of $80,000 per mile.
  • More township-wide limestone applications with dust control at $11.18 per ton and the township can establish a not-to-exceed cost limit.
  • Township-wide ditching for various roads, also with a not-to-exceed cost.

Two solid applications of dust control were applied throughout the township’s 28.75 miles of certified roads last year and officials will decide on how many applications will be made this year.

The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Township Hall, 5731 Braun Road.

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



Mon, Apr 9, 2012 : 5:58 p.m.

OK, I did the legwork and found out that Dexter-Pinckney is scheduled to reopen tomorrow, April 10th.


Sun, Apr 8, 2012 : 11:52 p.m.

OK, but when will they open Dexter-Pinckney Rd. back up between Island Lake Td. and Wiley? Wiley is getting beat to death.