Friday, December 15, 2017

So, What's the Scoop on the Packard West Bound Road Closure at Carpenter in Pittsfield Twp? Here are some answers.

Road closure intersection of Carpenter Rd and Packard. Photo Purple Walrus Press.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

Last Sunday night a water main break occurred at the corner of Packard and Carpenter Road in Pittsfield Township between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. As many people know who live in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area, this is one of the busiest intersections in the county. Sunday night, West bound Packard was shut down do to the water main break and crews have been working on repairing the break as West bound traffic is being diverted North and South onto Carpenter. Baically, it is a huge mess.

Late Friday morning, December 15, Purple Walrus Press spoke with Washtenaw County Road Commision communications coordinator Emily Kizer about the water main break and when repair work will be completed. Kizer told Purple Walrus Press that the water main break is under Pittsfield Twp juristiction and that the Township is responsible for fixing the water main break at the busy interesction. Since Sunday, December 10, Pittsfield Twp crews have been working on the repair. Kizer explained that although Packard is a Washtenaw County Road, it remains the responsibility of Pittsfield Twp. However, the Washtenaw County Road Commission is overseeing the repair and helped in the road closure.

According Kizer, work crews are going to try to pour concrete Friday afternoon, weather and work-load permitting. The poor weather has hampered work efforts this week. After the quick-drying concrete is poured, work crews plan on finishing the project in the spring.

According to Mizer, there is a possible that that the currently closed lane may be opened tomorrow at the earliest and that would certainly be good news for the many area residents who travel that portion of Packard every day.

Purple Walrus Press.

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