Baker Road being resurfaced

By Lonnie Huhman,

Starting on April 26, motorists should expect some delays on Baker Road.

The work will begin on Friday and it should last through next week, said Emily Kizer, the communications manager for the Washtenaw County Road Commission.

“We are hoping to have things wrapped up by Wednesday, May 1, but it will all depend on what the weather does,” she said of the project that is preventative maintenance to help extend the life of the road.

She said, “We will be doing an overlay on Baker Road from 1-94 to Shield Road.”

“An overlay is a thin layer of asphalt on top of the existing road way to help extend the life of the road and provide a smooth surface for the traveling public,” Kizer said. “We will be doing some milling or grinding down the existing asphalt, at the beginning and end of the project limits.”

There will not be a detour and the road will remain open to traffic during the work.

“Our contractor will be conducting this work under flag control, which means we expect some traffic back-ups, especially during rush hour,” Kizer said. “As always, we encourage motorists to use another route if possible.”

The project is being paid for with Federal Preventative Maintenance money and total cost is expected to be approximately $360,000, according to Kizer.

And finally, Kizer said, “As with any construction project, we ask that drivers use extreme caution in work zones.”

She would also like to encourage the community to subscribe to receive email alerts about road work in their area, subscribe here:

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