WHITTAKER ROAD at STONY CREEK ROAD MODERN ROUNDABOUT

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					  WHITTAKER ROAD at STONY CREEK ROAD
MODERN ROUNDABOUT EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
             MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2009

                7:00 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M.

        CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF YPSILANTI HALL

              7200 HURON RIVER DRIVE

                YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN
INTRODUCTION                                      PROJECT HISTORY
Welcome to the Whittaker Road at Stony            When the Paint Creek Shopping Center was
Creek      Road     Modern     Roundabout         proposed during the early part of the decade,
Educational Seminar.      The Washtenaw           WCRC considered two different intersection
County Road Commission (WCRC) will                improvement        alternatives     for   the
construct a modern roundabout at this             Whittaker/Stony Creek intersection: (1) a
intersection in 2010 to enhance safety and        revised traditional signalized intersection;
accommodate projected future traffic              and (2) a modern roundabout. A decision
demands.                                          was made by the WCRC that a modern
                                                  roundabout was an appropriate solution to
FORUM GOALS                                       mitigate traffic impacts and enhance safety
The goals of this forum are to introduce the      at this intersection. The developers of the
audience to the concept of modern                 Paint Creek Shopping Center and CVS
roundabouts, discuss facts and common             Pharmacy/Chase Bank entered into separate
misconceptions        related     to    modern    agreements with the WCRC and the
roundabouts, and provide the audience with        Township to contribute funds and road right-
a first glance of the intersection ‘footprint’.   of-way for the intersection improvement
                                                  project. The WCRC has also secured
COMMUNITY FORUM FORMAT                            federal aid to help finance this project.
An introduction will be provided by Mr.
Roy Townsend, Director of Engineering,            PROJECT SCHEDULE
and Mark McCulloch, Project Engineer for          The project is currently in the design phase.
the WCRC. Following introductions, a              Comments from this evening’s educational
power point presentation will be provided by      seminar will be considered during the
Mr. Steve Metzer of DLZ Michigan, Inc., a         design. At this point in the process we may
WCRC consultant and leading authority on          be unable to answer project specific
modern roundabouts. Audience members are          questions. Construction is programmed for
encouraged to ask questions during the            2010. A public information meeting will be
presentation. This seminar will allow the         scheduled sometime in 2010 to provide
public to gather general information on the       more detailed information such as projected
project and learn how modern roundabouts          construction costs, anticipated impacts to
can benefit the community. Following the          property owners, duration, and traffic
presentation, members of the Road                 detours. Please check the Charter Township
Commission and DLZ Michigan, Inc. will            of Ypsilanti and WCRC websites for further
be available to field questions from the          project information and updates.
audience and listen to any concerns you may
have for this project.                            THANK YOU
                                                  The WCRC and DLZ Michigan, Inc. would
Citizens may also fill out a comment form         like to thank you for your attendance this
and deposit it into the box located at the        evening. We hope you find it informative.
entrance of the meeting room. Comments
may be e-mailed to Mark McCulloch at              Mark McCulloch, Project Engineer
mccullochm@wcroads.org, faxed to 734-             Washtenaw County Road Commission
761-3239, or mailed to the address provided       555 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103.
                                                  E-mail: mccullochm@wcroads.org
at the end of this brochure.                      Phone: 734-327-6679
                                                  Fax: 734-761-3239
                   Intersection of Whittaker Road & Stony Creek Road
                         Modern Roundabout Educational Seminar
                              Charter Township of Ypsilanti Hall
                                          January 12, 2009
                                           Comment Form
Name (optional):_______________________________________________________________

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1. Were you satisfied with the time and location of this evening’s community forum?
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2. Did you obtain information from this evening’s forum which was of particular interest to you?
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3. How were you informed about this community forum?

           Newspaper            Township            WCRC Website              Other _________________

3. Please use the space on the other side of this comment sheet to provide any additional comments,
   thoughts and suggestions on the Whittaker Road at Stony Creek Road modern roundabout project.
   Please deposit this form in the comment box located at the exit of the room or hand it to a member of
   the Project Team. Comments can also be mailed to:

Mark McCulloch, Project Engineer
Washtenaw County Road Commission
555 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103.
E-mail: mccullochm@wcroads.org
Phone: 734-327-6679
Fax: 734-761-3239
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