Property Search

Recreation & Parks

Departments & Services




YTown News

Report a Pothole on a Washtenaw County Road

Color Logo Charter Township of Ypsilanti A Community of Opportunity

Civic Center w Address

Pothole Graphic 2Potholes occur when snow and ice melt as part of Michigan's seasonal freeze-thaw cycles. The resulting water then seeps beneath the pavement through cracks caused by the wear and tear of traffic. As the temperatures cool to freezing at night, the water becomes ice and expands below the pavement, forcing the pavement to rise. As the weight of traffic continues to pound on this raised section – and the temperatures once again rise above freezing – a shallow divot occurs under the surface and the pavement breaks, forming a pothole. A pothole is typically fixed by cleaning out the loose debris and filling it with hot and cold asphalt patch.



You can report any road issues (potholes, dead trees in the right-of-way (area between the sidewalk and street), road signs knocked down or missing, traffic signals that are out or timing that needs adjusting, or speed bump installation) using the WCRC Fix It Online Form.

You can also use the Washtenaw County Road Commission "WCRC Fix It" app on your phone. Just go to the App Store or Google Play Store and search for "Washtenaw County Road Commission". The app also has a button to call directly if you don't want to type in the road issue.

Pothole Graphic


Contact Washtenaw County Road Commission at (734) 761 - 1500 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To report a road EMERGENCY, please contact (734) 761 - 1500.

If you are unable to fill out the online form, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information:


Road of concern


First major cross road

Second major cross road

Direction of travel


Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

Mon. - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm  •  Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily