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Posted on Sun, Apr 1, 2012 : 10:53 a.m.

Informational meeting planned for Waters Road improvement project in Lodi Township

By Lisa Allmendinger

Washtenaw County Road Commission officials are asking residents along Waters Road in Lodi Township to leave stakes in place in the right of way.

The stakes are the beginning of a roughly $390,000 road project on Waters Road from Wagner Road to the end of the pavement at the Pittsfield Township line.

In addition, residents are invited to an information meeting about the project on April 18, at 7 p.m. at Lodi Township Hall, 3755 Pleasant Lake Road. Funding options for the possible paving the road east of Wagner Road will also be presented.

The Road Commission has received federal funds to make moderate gravel road and drainage improvements to the road, officials said.

Although the project is not expected to begin until June, the preliminary staking work is being completed before the trees leaf out.

"We will primarily be setting or freshening right of way stakes along the project limits," officials said. "We understand that these stakes can be inconvenient for lawn care, but we respectfully request you do not remove them."

The project includes major drainage improvements to the unpaved road, which sees more than 1,000 cars travel on it per day. In 2011, officials have said, the road was graded more than 32 times.

Utility companies are performing work in advance of the actual road construction, which is not expected to begin until June and last through August.

If there is any change in the schedule, Project Manager Matt MacDonell will update residents.

For questions regarding the project, contact him at or call 734-327-6688.

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


iris young

Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 4:47 p.m.

When is the county going to fix Liberty Road, why don't they have an informational meeting about that!!

Ann English

Mon, Apr 2, 2012 : 11:33 p.m.

What's with the large number of vehicles traveling along that part of Waters Road? The subdivisions along it and the fact that it's a kind of shortcut to Wagner Road using no traffic signals? Waters Road residents using it to get to Wagner because they want to avoid the shoppers' traffic to their east?