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Aug. 4: county-wide roads and non-motorized millage renewal

Washtenaw County voters will be asked on Aug. 4, to renew and restore the 0.5 mill four-year county-wide roads and non-motorized millage.

If renewed/restored, the 0.5 mill is expected to generate approximately $8.9 million per year for roads and non-motorized pathway projects.

The 4-year, 0.5 mill roads and non-motorized millage was first approved by 71 percent of county voters in 2016.

In April 2020, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved to place the renewal and restoration of Roads and Non-Motorized Millage: 2021-2024 on the Aug. 4, 2020 ballot.

In summary, the millage if renewed would generate:

Approximately $4 million per year allocated to the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) to improve more than 215 miles of road across Washtenaw County over 4 years

Approximately $3.1 million per year returned to cities and villages within Washtenaw County to invest in roads and non-motorized projects, with specific distributions based on the amount raised within a municipality’s borders.

The City of Ann Arbor would receive approximately $2.4 million per year.

Approximately $1.8 million per year allocated to the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission (WCPARC) to support the expansion of the county’s non-motorized path network through the Border-to-Border Pathway Project and the Connecting Communities Grant Program.

A detailed project plan for each year of the proposed millage can be found at

Residents are invited to join WCRC and WCPARC on Wednesday, June 17 at 11 a.m. for a virtual Zoom meeting to learn more about the millage and proposed projects.

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1 thought on “Aug. 4: county-wide roads and non-motorized millage renewal”

  1. This proposal is a great deal for Washtenaw County residents. Without it, we’d be left completely to the whims of state and federal governments for funding road improvements. And, this is a critical source of funding for the trails being built north of Chelsea and between Chelsea and Dexter.

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