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September 7, 2018

On Friday, September 7, 2018, at 7:00 PM, the Contractor for the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will complete the pavement markings on Baker Road between Shield Road and Grand Street in Scio Township and the City of Dexter.

The work will be completed under flag control with portions of the road closed. Motorists, emergency services and others are advised to use an alternate route.

The work is scheduled to be completed by 5:00 AM Saturday, September 8, 2018. However, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.                                                           

September 4, 2018

Due to the heat, Waste Management did not complete trash pick-up today. They will be back tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 7 am to collect any trash that was not picked up today.

September 4, 2018

Six Tips for Safely Navigating Roundabouts

1.    Slow Down: Roundabouts are designed to reduce your speed upon entry (suggested speed is between 15 – 20 mph). Slower speeds allow you to drive defensively.

2.    Yield, Don’t Merge: Vehicles in the roundabout have the right-of-way. Do not merge into a roundabout like you merge onto a highway. Slow down and yield, or stop if necessary, for traffic that is circulating the roundabout. Enter the roundabout when a safe gap is present. Once you are in the roundabout, only stop to avoid a collision.

3.    Look for Pedestrians and Bicycles: Yield to all pedestrians in crosswalks before and after you exit a roundabout. Bicycles should be treated as a car in the roundabout. Never pass a cyclist in a roundabout. Give them room to maneuver.

4.    Pick the Correct Lane: Each roundabout on Baker Road will be a single-lane roundabout but there will be an exclusive right turn lane when traveling between Dan Hoey Road and Shield Road. Just like a traditional intersection, be sure to pick the correct lane. Don’t use the right-turn lane to continue north or southbound on Baker Road.

5.    Use Your Turn Signal: Just like a traditional intersection, you should use turn signals in a roundabout to notify other drivers of your intentions.

6.    Leave Space for Trucks: It is important for you to provide plenty of room for tractor-trailer trucks to maneuver in a roundabout. Do not attempt to overtake a truck in a roundabout.

To learn more about roundabouts in Washtenaw County, visit: wcroads.org/roads/roundabouts 
 
To learn more details about the Baker Road Roundabout project, visit: wcroads.org/wcrc-project/baker-road-2/ 

August 30, 2018

School starts Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Please be prepared for increased vehicle, bus and pedestrian traffic in and around the City. School hours are as follows:

Creekside/High School - 8:00 a.m. to 2:52 p.m. (11:25 a.m. on half days)
All other schools - 8:14 a.m. to 3:06 p.m. (11:40 a.m. on half days)   

August 21, 2018

Huron Clinton Metroparks will be hosting meeting to hear comments from the public on the implementation of their Master Plans for Delhi and Dexter Huron Metroparks. The meeting will be at the Hudson Mills Activity Center on August 29, 2018 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. For more information and/or to access a survey to provide feedback on the two parks please visit - http://www.metroparks.com/event/dexter-huron-metropark-and-delhi-metropark-public-input-opportunity/

August 21, 2018

Jeffords Road between the alley (behind the PNC/Hackney) and Forest St. will be closed starting the week of September 3, 2018. This section of the road will be closed and/or reduced to one way frequently during the construction of 150 Jeffords condo project. The alley (behind the PNC/Hackney) will remain open. A temporary public parking lot is available at the corner of Broad and Forest.

On street parking on Forest and Jeffords will be closed to facilitate the construction of the 150 Jeffords condo project. The closure is expected to start on Thursday, August 23, 2018. The developer has constructed a temporary parking lot at the corner of Forest and Broad to replace the on street parking that will not be accessible during construction. The spots along Forest and Jeffords are expected to be closed for approximately 8 months.

August 17, 2018

As part of the Baker Road roundabouts project, the contractor will be milling and resurfacing Baker from Dan Hoey to Grand. This work is scheduled to begin on Friday, August 24, 2018. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained. A full closure of Baker at the pedestrian island will be necessary to replace the concrete around the crosswalk. Two way access to areas south of the pedestrian island will be maintained using the driveways for Creekside Intermediate School. This project, including the roundabouts construction, is expected to be complete prior to the first day of school.

August 7, 2018

Waste Management did not complete recycle pickup in the Huron Farms/Orchard River Hills area yesterday. If the recycle on your street was not picked up, it will be picked up today.

August 7, 2018

Voter turnout in the City of Dexter for the Primary Election was 42%. We anticipate a turnout of 75% to 80% for the November 6, 2018 General Election. Below are some suggestions as we start to prepare for this election:

- If you know of a friend or family member that will be going away to college who would like to vote in November, please have him or her register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot immediately. This can be done at the City Office from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. If the student registers to vote by mail, he or she must vote in person at their first election and cannot receive an absentee ballot.

- If you did not vote in the Primary, please check to make sure you know your polling location. This can be done by visiting www.michigan.gov/vote.

- If you are interested in becoming a precinct worker, please contact the City Clerk. This position is paid and training is provided.

- If you know that you will be out of town on November 6, 2018 and would like to vote, please request an absentee ballot now. Ballots will be mailed the week of September 24th.

- Please keep in mind that it is against State of Michigan election law for the Clerk to give an absentee ballot over the counter to someone other than the person whose name is on the ballot.

Questions about any of the above items can be directed to Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk Justin Breyer at 734-580-2234 or jbreyer@dextermi.gov.

August 3, 2018

On Wednesday, August 8, 2018 the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Mast Road, between North Territorial Road and Strawberry Lake Road for a culvert replacement.

The road will be closed to all through traffic. Residents and property owners, who live or work within the work zone will be provided access to their property, but no traffic will be able to cross the culvert location itself.

Earlier this spring, WCRC removed trees along this stretch of road as a part of a federal safety grant, this culvert replacement is the second phase of the grant. No trees will be removed as a part of this phase.

The road improvements are expected to take approximately 4 to 6 weeks. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions. 

The posted detour for this closure is Strawberry Lake Road, Hamburg Road, 8 Mile Road, US-23 and North Territorial Road. Click here to access the detour map. 

If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Brent Schlack, assistant director of engineering, (734) 327-6670, or via email at schlackb@wcroads.org