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WCRC opens two new roundabouts on Textile Road (Ypsilanti Township)

Posted on: August 25th, 2015

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.

Public Act 283: How we have used the 0.5-Mil to fix local roads

Posted on: August 24th, 2015
Public Act 283

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. 

Road Commission Building


The Washtenaw County Road Commission is responsible for maintaining a road system that is reasonably safe and convenient to the traveling public.

The agency is governed by a three-member Board of County Road Commissioners: Douglas E. Fuller (Chair), Barbara Ryan Fuller (Vice-Chair), and  William McFarlane (Member). The day-to-day operations are overseen by Managing Director, Roy D. Townsend, and carried out by its 130 employees (115 active).