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June 22, 2018

As part of the new school construction project, Dexter Community Schools contractors will be constructing 1300 feet of center turn lane and relocated acceleration/deceleration lanes on Dan Hoey. This work is scheduled to start Monday, June 25, 2018. Two way traffic will be maintained.

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.

For more information about WCRC road closures visit

Please proceed with caution and patience through construction zones.

For updates on Dexter road projects throughout this construction season please visit -

June 18, 2018

Absentee ballot applications for the August 7, 2018 Election are available at the City Offices, (8123 Main St., Dexter, MI 48130) or by contacting Justin Breyer, Assistant to the City Manager/Clerk by e-mail at, or by phone at 734-580-2234

Precinct Worker Applications

The City of Dexter is currently recruiting for Election Inspectors to assist with administering elections at the polls from 6 am to 9 pm on election days. Workers are paid for their service. Upcoming elections will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 and Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Anyone interested in serving as an election inspector should contact Justin Breyer, Assistant to the City Manager/Clerk by e-mail at, or by phone at 734-580-2234.

No prior experience is necessary.

June 9, 2018

The following is an update from the Washtenaw County Road Commission:

The closure of Huron River Drive between Brass Creek Drive and Mast Road in Webster Township will now remain in effect until the end of the day on Thursday, June 14.

WCRC apologizes for the extended closure. The weather has not cooperated and unfortunately pavement conditions were not favorable for paving today, Wednesday, June 13.

The road is expected to reopen under lane restrictions on Friday, June 15. However, all timelines are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

 For more information about WCRC road closures visit

May 21, 2018

Crack seal work on the streets that were cape sealed in 2016, along with other residential streets as needed, will begin on Monday, May 21, 2018. This work is not expected to have a significant impact on residents or commuting traffic. Please proceed carefully through work zones.

May 14, 2018

Hydrant flushing for Spring 2018 is complete.

May 11, 2018

If you are interested in attending the Fall 2018 Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Citizens Police Academy please visit The website provides the application and release forms which should be returned to Deputy Wion at or faxed to 734-794-2128 by July 27, 2018. All forms must have an actual signature (email signatures and font signatures are not accepted). 

The Citizens Police Academy is designed to give you a behind the scenes, in-depth look into the everyday happenings of the Sheriff's Office. It is the Sheriff's Office goal to make this course an informative and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.They will share what they do and how they do it. You'll meet command staff, learn how traffic stops are made, take a tour of the jail, meet the K-9 and Mounted members, learn how to process a crime scene, make an arrest, and much more.

May 8, 2018

Trash collection has been delayed - but is expected to be completed in the next few hours. If your materials are not collected today, please leave them out for collection tomorrow.

Recycle collection has ended for today but will resume tomorrow. Please leave all materials at the curb.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

April 27, 2018

Please be reminded that before any work is done or materials are temporarily stored in a City right of way, a right of way permit is needed. The width of the right of way varies throughout the City. In the original village area it is a total of 99 feet wide, including the roadway. In the newer neighborhoods, it is generally a total of 60 feet wide including the roadway. In areas with sidewalks, the right of way includes the area between the sidewalk and the curb. In areas without sidewalks, it includes the area from the property line to the road. The permit is required to make sure that the work conforms with the City Engineering Standards and to make sure that the area is properly restored to the condition it was in before the work. For more information on obtaining a permit, please call the City Office at 734-426-8303. The form can be accessed online at

April 19, 2018

A controlled burn is scheduled for tomorrow (April 20) in the two Mill Creek Park rain gardens along Jeffords.