Washtenaw County Road Commission has opened two compact urban roundabouts on Textile Road in Ypsilanti Township, one at Hitchingham Road and the other at Stony Creek Road. Construction started on Monday, June 22nd and the roads were re-opened to the public on Tuesday, August 25th.
The primary goal of the Textile Road roundabouts project is to alleviate the congestion caused by peak periods of rush hour traffic and nearby East Arbor Charter Academy and Arbor Preparatory High School. The schools provided $500,000 in funding for the project.
Last year, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners used Public Act 283 (P.A. 283) to levy a one-year, 0.5-mil property tax to help address the county’s failing road system at the local level.