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Posted on Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 5:56 a.m.

Webster Township and Road Commission approve $173K in 2012 road work projects

By Lisa Allmendinger

Webster Township is poised to spend about $173,600 on five road projects throughout the township in 2012.

With the unanimous vote of the Washtenaw County Road Commission Tuesday afternoon, the township inked an agreement that includes about $47,675 for three applications of dust control on Webster's 43.42 miles of local gravel roads as well as a joint project with Northfield Township for Maple Road.

The Maple Road project includes additional work on other sections of the road through proposed joint agreements between Ann Arbor and Scio townships.

Road Commissioner Ken Schwartz was absent from the meeting.

Webster Township plans to spend about $35,000 on Chamberlin and North Territorial roads north to the curve for berm removal, culvert replacement, shaping of the surface and the addition of about 2,100 tons of limestone.

About $70,000 will be spent on Donovan Road north to Territorial Road where work includes berm removal, ditching, tree removal and shaping the surface plus the addition of about 3,500 tons of limestone.

Berm removal, ditching, tree removal, shaping the road including the addition of about 2,800 tons of limestone costing about $61,000, will take place on Jennings Road south of North Territorial Road about 4,400 feet.

In a joint project with Northfield Township, the township will spend about $1,500 on Maple Road south of Joy Road for ditching, tree removal, shaping the surface and about 45 tons of limestone at a total estimated cost of $3,000.

The Road Commission will spend a total of about $215,000 for the projects.

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