Washtenaw County Getting Another Roundabout

Jun 21, 2016

Roundabout project at Whittaker and Merritt Roads in Ypsilanti Township.
Credit Washtenaw County Road Commission

Washtenaw County drivers will soon get have another roundabout to negotiate.  Its aim is to help improve safety on the road.


The single-lane roundabout will be installed at the intersection of Whittaker and Merritt roads in Ypsilanti Township.  Construction began Monday and the project is expected to be completed by mid-August.

Mark McCulloch, who is a senior project manager with the Washtenaw County Road Commission, explains why it's needed.

“It is on a curve where it intercepts with Merritt Road and because of speed limits on Whittaker Road, cars have tendency to run-off the road after traveling through that intersection.”

For information on detour routes, click here.

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