Baker Road Roundabouts Project

June 19, 2018

The full closure of Baker Road from south of Shield to north of Dan Hoey will begin on Thursday, June 14, 2018. The road will be closed to facilitate the construction of roundabouts at Baker and Shield and Baker and Dan Hoey. 

In preparation for the roundabouts project, a DTE contractor will be relocating a gas main along Baker between Shield and Dan Hoey. During non-rush hour times, the contractor will need to reduce Baker Rd to one lane; two way traffic will be maintained with flagging. This project will start on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 9 am. This project will occur during the closure of Dexter Ann Arbor from Dan Hoey to Zeeb; drivers concerned about delay should consider taking Dexter Chelsea to Parker to Jackson to Baker to access I-94. 

The following is an advisory issued by the Washtenaw County Road Commission.

WHEN: Week of June 4, 2018

WHERE: Shield Road and Dan Hoey Road intersections at Baker Road in Scio Township & City of Dexter

WHY: DTE Gas line relocation

BACKGROUND: DTE Gas is planning the following road closures for gas line relocation ahead of this summer’s Baker Road Roundabout project.

  • Shield Road at Baker Road will be closed from approximately 7 p.m. on Monday, June 4 to approximately 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5.   
  • Dan Hoey Road at Baker Road will be closed from approximately 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 to approximately 7 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6.
  • The DTE Gas contractor is scheduled to work from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for the rest of the week (Wednesday, June 6 – Sunday, June 10) to help minimize traffic delays during lane restrictions.

However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions. A detour will be posted for all through traffic. Dexter Ann Arbor Road is expected to be re-opened by the time of these closures.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Rachel Franco from DTE Gas at or (313) 389-7609.

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Please proceed with caution and patience through construction zones.

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