York Township officials to meet with the Road Commission about potential road projects for this year
York Township officials will meet with the Washtenaw County Road Commission at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss seven possible road projects to determine which ones could take place later this year.
The township has about $27,150 matching dollars from the Road Commission for local roads, an increase of $221 from last year. In addition, it has about $8,520 in drainage match funds. The township used all of its 2011 allocations for projects last year.
Among the potential road projects up for discussion are:
- Judd Road between Warner Road and Ridgeline Drive - the project includes shaping the existing surface and the addition of about 1,360 tons of limestone with dust control and project restoration at an estimated cost of $15,500.
- Judd Road east of Platt Road - berm removal, ditching, shaping the existing surface and about 2,000 tons of limestone with dust control and project restoration. The estimated cost is $53,000.
- Maple Road - the $80,000 project costs are projected per mile and would include roadside berm removal, and 6 inches of limestone with dust control and project restoration. This is being proposed as a shared project with Saline Township.
- Arkona Road between Platt Road and the City of Milan - shaping of the existing surface and the addition of about 2,000 tons of limestone, dust control and project restoration. The estimated cost is $22,500.
- Nabozny Drive north of Judd Road - crack sealing at an estimated cost of $3,900.
- Lutz Drive east of Platt Road - crack sealing at an estimated cost of $4,300.
- North Street from Stony Creek Road to Mooreville Road - Ditching and project restoration at an estimated cost of $17,500.
York Township has 28.73 miles of certified gravel roads, and last year the township opted to apply one solid application of dust control on all of them. The cost to do the same project this year would be about $10,515.
Residents are encouraged to either attend the meeting at the township hall and make their preferences heard, or if you can’t make the meeting, call your elected officials and let them know before the meeting.
Check out the schedule for meetings in other townships: Meetsche-1.pdf.
Lisa Allmendinger is a regional reporter for AnnArbor.com, who also covers the Washtenaw County Road Commission. She can be reached at email@example.com.