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Supervisors To Act Tuesday On Wcc Road Work

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. The Washtenaw County Board of Supervisors will act Tuesday on a request for $170,000 for the first phase of improvements to roads leading to the permanent site of Washtenaw Community College. A requüst for this amount was made by the County Road Commission yesterday to the supervisors' Ways and Means Committee. That committee w i 1 1 recommend board approval. The fuiids will come from the county's share of the rebate to local units from the new state income tax. When compiling the county budget for 1968 last f all, the supervisors did not include these anticipated funds. At that time they informally committed the tax rebate to this project. The toal project to provide good access roads to the WCC, site in the extreme northeast corner of Ann Arbor Township is expected to cost $400,000. The first or 1968 phase will include grading, base work and paving of Clark Road from Hogback to Golfside, $90,000; upgrading to a 24-foot pavement with black base and shoulders for E. Huron River Drive from Dixboro Road to Clark, $70,000; and design and engineering for the Dixboro Road bridge, $10,000. Howard G. Minier, managing [director of the County Road Icommission, said thei work will begin immediately, and he hopes to have the two road projects completed by Laborl Day. Commission Chairman Kaymond L. Koch said Golfside had been slated as the first road for improvement, but that this work has been delayed by the H u r o n Utilities Association's sewer project along it. This road will be a major link to the campus i'rom Washtenaw Avenue. Robert M. Harrison of Saline, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, told the committee that a year ago he and the then chairman, Bent F. Nielsen of Ann Arbor, asked the road mission what the supervisors could do to assist in speeding up the implementation of t h e commission's five - year plan of construction projects. "We agreed to help with this project so that the five - year plan would not fall behind," he said. Commission and supervisors' funds are separate. The supervisors have for several years contributed an annual amount for removal of dead trees from road right of-ways, also in an effort to speed up that program when commission funds w e r e not adequate.