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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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COVID-19

Beginning 11/6/2020, our lobby will be closed to the public due to the rising number of COVID cases. you can call the Road Commission at 734-240-5115, many of our processes are online, please review our site using the menu to the left. 

PUBLIC NOTICE 

Beginning Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions will go into effect on Monroe County Road Commission jurisdiction roads pursuant to Public Act 300 of 1949 of the Michigan Vehicle Code.

 

During the time of Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions on seasonally restricted roads, also referred to Normal Loading roads, the maximum allowable legal axle loads per the Michigan Vehicle Code are reduced by 35 percent and the maximum wheel load shall not exceed 450 pounds per inch of tire width. For vehicles over 10,000 pounds operated on seasonally restricted roads the maximum allowable vehicle speed shall be 35 mph for all roads with posted or prima facie speeds greater than 35 mph.

 

Travel on roads designated as All Season routes are not subject the reduced weight and speed limit requirements. When Seasonal Weight Restrictions are in effect no transportation permits will be issued for overweight vehicles on All Season routes.

 

When Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions are in effect only special seasonal transportation permits will be issued, per the Michigan Vehicle Code, for certain cases of agricultural, public utility , and emergency needs.

 

Most roads in Monroe County are seasonally restricted.

 

List of Seasonally Restricted Roads

List of All Season Roads


Additional Information:

Michigan Department of Transportation Weight Restriction Bulletins

County Road Association Seasonal Weight Restrictions

Why Michigan Needs Spring Weight Restrictions


  • Meeting Calcelled

The regular meeting scheduled for: Monday, February 22, 2021 @ 5:30 p.m.
for the Board of County Road Commissioners for the County of Monroe have been cancelled due to lack of agenda items.
The next regular scheduled meeting for the Board of County Road Commissioners will be Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at the MCRC Board Room, located at 840 S. Telegraph Road, Monroe, Michigan 48161.


  • EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE

TOWNSHIP: LaSalle/Monroe Township
ROAD NAME & LIMITS: Laplaisance Road, South Dixie Highway (M125) to Knab Road
ROAD CLOSURES STARTING DATE: February 5, 2021
CLOSURE DETAILS:
EMERGENCY CLOSURE – Canadian National Railroad has contacted the Monroe County Road Commission stating that they are closing their tracks on Laplaisance Road near Knab Road due to a bad rail; no thru traffic allowed between M125 and Knab Road. Work to fix this bad rail will start Friday, February 5, 2021 and continue until Tuesday, February 9, 2021, weather permitting. Detour traffic to use Laplaisance Road north to Mortar Creek Road west to Hull Road north to Albain Road west to M125.


  • Fee Schedule

The Monroe County Road Commission has updated its Fee Schedule and can be found on several of our pages.

  • Lobby hours
Beginning 11/6/2020, our lobby will be closed to the public due to the rising number of COVID cases. you can call the Road Commission at 734-240-5102, many of our processes are online, please review our site using the menu to the left. 

  • Credit Card Payments

Residential permit applications can now be completed and paid for 100% online. The permit application can be found in the link below and emailed to permits@mcrc-mi.org when completed. Once the application is reviewed and approved, a link to pay by credit card or electronic check through Point & Pay will be sent. A service charge will be added for each transaction. Please call our Permits Department at 734-240-5132 with any questions.

Permit applications and payments can also be completed in person at the MCRC office located at 840 S. Telegraph Rd. Monroe, MI 48161.


After payment is made and the application is approved, MCRC staff will inspect the proposed work site(s) to determine how to proceed. Work cannot begin on your project until the road commission has inspected the proposed work site(s) and issued the permit. Applicable fees are outlined in the MCRC Fee Schedule.


  • LaPlaisance Road bridge over I-75 Closure

TOWNSHIP: Monroe Township
ROAD NAME & LIMITS: LaPlaisance Road bridge over I-75
ROAD CLOSURES STARTING DATE: Monday, April 28, 2020

CLOSURE DETAILS:The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will perform an in-depth inspection and load rating on the LaPlaisance Road bridge over I-75 in Monroe.

Project Map


  • Executive Order 2020-12

In an effort to comply with Executive Order 2020-12 issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer this week, the Monroe County Road Commission will be authorizing exemptions for vehicles transporting vital supplies for relief efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Item 7 of Cab Cards issued by the Monroe County Road Commission states as follows:


“The movement of vehicle and load upon any highway shall be during daylight hours only. Permits are not valid on Saturdays after 12:00 Noon, on Sundays, or during a period beginning at 12:00 Noon the day preceding and continuing until 12:00 Noon of the day following every legal holiday.”


Any vehicle with a current Cab Card issued by the Monroe County Road Commission that is transporting COVID-19 relief supplies will be considered exempt from these time restrictions. We will be issuing exemption letters to companies that request them.


Please do not hesitate to contact our Permits Department at 734-240-5132 with any questions regarding this matter.


A link to the entire executive order can be found below.

https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-521893--,00.html


Thank you.

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


There are a few projects remaining in the 2020 construction season but the majority of the projects are complete. During the winter months the road crews will be doing routine maintenance including but not limited to shoulder, sign, culvert, guard rail maintenance winter snow and ice control and of course pothole patching. 


Please keep an eye out for the 2021 construction map and Road Watch report for details and locations of upcoming project work.


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


Week of 02-08-21 Weekly Road Watch.

Week of 02-01-21 Weekly Road Watch.

MCRC Road Status Portal

If you have every wanted to know how busy your road commission is during a snow event, whether it is snowing, icing over, or windy drifting conditions.  Follow the link during an event and find out.

Please keep in mind that State roads (I-75, US-23, US-24, M-50 etc.) are treated by MDOT.  Please contact MDOT at 810-227-4681 for issues on these roads.  Most city and village roads are the responsibility of that city or village.  Please see the map on the site for MCRC roads.

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.