WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI — Preventative maintenance work will cause lane restrictions on two roads in York Township.
The Washtenaw County Road Commission is performing chip seal projects along Platt Road between Willis Road and Bemis Road and Moon Road between Willis Road and Bemis Road beginning Monday, May 24, officials said.
The chip seal work is done under lane restrictions with a flagging crew at each end of the work area regulating traffic. The road commission expects the work to be completed by the end of this week. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.
Once the work is completed, the Washtenaw County Road Commission is advising drivers to lower their speeds to 35 mph while the stone settles. Motorists will see “Loose Stones – 35 mph” signs across the county this summer indicating that a road was recently chip sealed.
The road commission will return to this area in a few weeks to apply a fog seal on top of the chip seal and place permanent pavement markings, officials said.
Chip sealing is a maintenance strategy used to extend the lifespan of a road and help protect against the formation of potholes.
Road commission officials said they plan to chip seal approximately 100 miles of roadway this construction season.
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