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MONROE COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION

"The Monroe County Road Commission vows to provide quality, courteous and dependable professional services through innovative, cost-effective ways to maintain our road system through transparency, trust and collaboration between citizens, business and government."

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PUBLIC NOTICE

  • Petersburg Road closed at South Branch Macon Drain
for bridge rehabilitation until Late-October

TOWNSHIP: Dundee Township


ROAD & LOCATION: Petersburg Road at South Branch Macon Drain, between Brewer Road to the south and M-50 to the north. 3/10th of a mile south of M-50.


ESTIMATED START DATE: Monday, September 30, 2019


ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE: Open to Traffic: Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Project Completion: Thursday, November 15, 2019


PROJECT: 
The Monroe County Road Commission will be rehabilitating this bridge with the replacement of the deck, railings, supporting beams, and approach guardrail, along with miscellaneous approach paving and roadside restoration.


TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: 
Petersburg Road at South Branch Macon Drain will be completely closed to all traffic at the bridge. Those living north of the bridge will have to access their homes from M-50 and those south of the bridge from Brewer Road. The signed detour route around the project will be via Brewer Road, Dennison Road and M-50.


BENEFITS: The structure rehabilitation will return the bridge superstructure to a new condition providing many years of service to the traveling public.

  • Winter Schedule

The Monroe County Road Commission will return to their winter work schedule beginning Monday, October 7, 2019, hours of operation will be Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


  • PRESS RELEASE

From: Monroe County Road Commission

As October 1, 2019, the Monroe County Road Commission (MCRC) will no longer be responsible for maintaining or performing work on the state designated highways such as I-75, I-275, US-23, M-50, M-125, Old US 223 and US-24 located within Monroe County, Michigan.


The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded a contract work for their state trunklines to a company called FERROVIAL. As of October 1, 2019 FERROVIAL will be responsible for all types of work on state roadways, including pothole patching, guardrail installation and repair, mowing, snow/ice control, etc.


The MCRC Board took action in August, 2018 to notify MDOT with a one-year notice to end the contract to service state trunklines. This decision was done after a detailed, two-year analysis reviewing time, resources, finances and effort needed to work on state trunklines that ultimately takes away from the citizens of Monroe County. By removing the focus on state trunklines, the MCRC can better serve Monroe County residents and the motoring public. By not assigning the majority of our trucks to work on state trunklines during snow and ice events, the MCRC will be able to provide quicker service to clear primary, local, subdivision and gravel roads.


Over the last year, the MCRC has worked in concert with MDOT for a smooth transition of the state trunklines to a new vendor. We trust the citizens and residents of Monroe County will see improved service with this new direction.


  • 2019 Project Map

The Monroe County Road Commission's 2019 Project Map is now available, this map and other information on construction in Monroe County can be found on our Construction Projects page, check back frequently, as we will be adding additional projects when details are finalized.


  • Transportation Permits

March 1st, 2019 the Monroe County Road Commission will be changing the way we process our transportation permits (Single move-mobile home move, Annual transport, Seasonal moves and Super Move permit applications.)


We will be using an online-based permitting system via the web at http://www.oxcartpermits.com we will no longer process transportation related permits in person.


Any entity wanting to apply for an overweight / oversize permit for Monroe County roads must use the Oxcart permitting software.

Registration is easy and can be completed on the Oxcart website under the Trucking login/sign-up



Once registered, companies will then be able to reap the benefits of the following via Oxcart:

      • Access a simple to use online interface for requesting local permits.
      • Paperless permits downloadable to your computer or any mobile device.
      • Eliminate tedious paper processes, emailing and scanning.
      • Speed the process of permit approvals.
      • Feature an online, interactive mapping solution to assist in route selection.
      • Online permit approvals pushed to your email inbox.
      • Provide an easy, online payment system (Credit card only – see below)

How to pay for Transportation permits.
In addition to the Monroe County Road Commission permitting fee, Oxcart will require a nominal processing fee for each transportation permit. Oxcart will also assess a credit card fee for each permit processed. These charges are as follows:

        • Visa
        • MasterCard
        • Discover
        • American Express and Diner's Club
        • (2.9% of total permit & processing fee combined)

Plus a $0.30 transaction fee for All transportation permits.
Please feel free to contact the Road Commission if you have any questions or need assistance creating an Oxcart Account.


  • 5-Year Primary Road Plan

The Monroe County Road Commission is proud to present a 5-Year Primary Road Plan for the primary roads within Monroe County. The plan is broken down by township and lists the scheduled improvement for each segment of road by calendar year. The plan may change based on future funding levels, project costs, and the overall needs of the Road Commission. Please click on this link or on the “5-Year Plan” tab to the left to view the document.


Road Commissioner holds office hours
at the Bedford Twp Hall (2nd Floor) on the 3rd Thursday monthly from 1 to 5 p.m.

WEEKLY ROAD WATCH REPORT


The 2019 construction season is starting, several project will be underway in the coming weeks, 2019 will see several miles of chip seal, asphalt paving, stoning of gravel roads and structure maintenance, please be patient as some types of construction may cause the road to have lane restrictions or closed to thru traffic, all attempts will be made to minimize the impact on the traveling public.


As always, please slow down when road workers are present.


Week of 10-14-19 Weekly Road Watch.

Week of 10-21-19 Weekly Road Watch.


2019 Project Map

Walk Bike Drive Safe
Pedestrians and bicyclists are much more likely to suffer an injury or fatality in a traffic crash than drivers. In fact, while pedestrian and bicycle crashes make up approximately one percent of all traffic crashes, they account for 30 percent of all traffic fatalities in 
Southeast Michigan.  With the increased interest in walking and biking across the region, it is everyone’s responsibility to keep our streets safe for all users, especially those most vulnerable.
Walk Bike Drive Safe
Pedestrians and bicyclists are much more likely to suffer an injury or fatality in a traffic crash than drivers. In fact, while pedestrian and bicycle crashes make up approximately one percent of all traffic crashes, they account for 30 percent of all traffic fatalities in 
Southeast Michigan.  With the increased interest in walking and biking across the region, it is everyone’s responsibility to keep our streets safe for all users, especially those most vulnerable.

Walk Bike Drive Safe


Pedestrians and bicyclists are much more likely to suffer an injury or fatality in a traffic crash than drivers. In fact, while pedestrian and bicycle crashes make up approximately one percent of all traffic crashes, they account for 30 percent of all traffic fatalities in Southeast Michigan. With the increased interest in walking and biking across the region, it is everyone’s responsibility to keep our streets safe for all users, especially those most vulnerable.


See SEMCOG's Walk Bike Drive Safe webpage for more information.


The SEMCOG "Walk Bike Drive Safe" Safety Tips Brochure can be found here and is also available at the Monroe County Road Commission offices.

  • A video showing some of the many surface treatments and other types of maintenance the Road Commission has used to rehabilitate and preserve the many miles of road that is under our jurisdiction.

SPECIAL INFORMATION


  • U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Railroad Administration

Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, Keeping Railroads and the Public Safe, please see the ENS (Emergency Notification System) flyer.


  • MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S REALITY CHECK

There are many common myths and misconceptions about transportation in Michigan, from why MDOT replaces "perfectly good" signs to why current funding levels aren't enough to keep roads and bridges in good condition. Please click Transportation Reality Check for all of MDOT's myths and realities.


Summary: Deficient roadways cost Detroit area drivers $1,600 annually, Lansing area drivers $1,032 annually, and Grand Rapids area drivers $1,027 annually for a total of $7.7 billion statewide.  Costs will rise and transportation woes will worsen without a significant funding boost. 

 

STREAMLINING THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS IN MONROE COUNTY

DEVELOPERS STREAMLINING GUIDE

To better serve the development community the Monroe County Economic Development Corporation has facilitated the creation of a guide that will “streamline the development processes” within Monroe County thus saving precious time, money and effort in getting projects up and running in the shortest possible time in our communities.

 
 
This Streamlining Guide is a partnership between all the county agencies (including the Monroe County Road Commission), authorities, municipalities and others that may become involved with the planning, permitting, construction and assistance in project developments here in Monroe County.

A recent development which was an outgrowth of the original publication of this document is the adoption of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Monroe County Road Commission and the Monroe County Drain Commission. This agreement was specifically designed to streamline and speed up the review of development proposals by these agencies.