Summer Office Hours

Monday thru Thursday

6:30 AM to 5:00 PM





"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."



The Monroe County Drain Commissioner has informed the Monroe County Road Commission that a closure at Herr Road between Seventh Street and M-50 (South Custer Road) in Monroe Township for the French Creek Drain Cleanout. Herr Rd. is scheduled to be closed Monday, August 29, 2016 until Thursday, September 1, 2016. A detour using Seventh Street to US24 (Telegraph Rd) to M50 will be posted. Local residences and businesses will be allowed access.

As part of the Ida West Road Improvement Project, Ann Arbor Railroad will be rebuilding their crossing with Ida West Road located between Gloff Road to the west and Haines Road to the east.

Ida West Road will be completely closed to all traffic at the tracks. Local traffic west of the crossing will have to come and go from the US-23 direction and local traffic east of the crossing will have to come and go from the Lewis Ave direction.

The signed detour around the construction is via Lewis Ave., M-50 and US-23.

The Monroe County Road Commission in cooperation the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration will be replacing the culvert on Sterns Road over Halfway Creek. Located approximately halfway between Whiteford Center Road and Adler Road.

Starting August 15, 2016 Sterns Road will be completely closed to all traffic between Whiteford Center Road and Adler Road. Sterns Road will be open for local traffic to the business west of and residence east of the culvert but no traffic will be able to cross at the culvert. The signed detour around the closure will be via; Secor Rd., Summerfield Rd., Consear Rd. and Whiteford Center Rd. Traffic to and from US-23 to the Secor-Sterns area can continue on Consear Rd. to and from the Consear Rd. interchange.

  • Site Plan Guidelines

The Board of County Road Commissioners of Monroe County, Michigan, have adopted the Site Plan Guidelines.  The document can be purchased for $10.00 at our office at 840 South Telegraph Rd., Monroe, MI or downloaded for free using the link below.

Scott F. Assenmacher PE, County Highway Engineer 

Posted:  April 29, 2016

  • Road Funding

The Michigan State Legislature has settled on new road funding that will incrementally take effect over a period of several years.  Here is an update from Monroe County’s regional planning organization SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council Of Governments). We will keep you posted as more information is compiled.


  • National Truck Network in Monroe County, Michigan
the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, issued regulation 23 CFR 658.19 requiring states to allow reasonable truck access within one mile of the National Truck Network, the Monroe County Road Commission intends to protect, maintain and improve roads in the County of Monroe, Michigan and is developing a truck route map accommodating commercial traffic along County roads, to be enforced by township truck route ordinances, a resolution was passed in order to accomplish this and can be found here.

Road Commissioner holds office hours
at the Bedford Twp Hall (2nd Floor) on the 3rd Thursday monthly from 1-5pm.
Ida West Property for SALE!
up to 17.34 net buildable acres adjacent to US-23 exit 13 zoned either industrial or commercial. The site abuts the expressway (US-23) along its easterly property line and has approximately 760' frontage. Approximately 15 minutes north of Toledo. Map of area.

The 2016 construction season is in full swing, please see the Weekly Road Watch Report for any upcoming work throughout the county. As the season progresses the Road Commission will shift from routine maintenance to a combination of routine maintenance and project work. We will be adding information throughout the season, please check back frequently for updates.


The 2016 Construction Project Map is available on the Construction Projects page.


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


  • 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.




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.


Michigan Local Roads Matter  is a diverse coalition of groups from across Michigan joined in recognition that local road and bridge network is critical to business and economic development, to schools, to emergency response times and public safety, to seniors, to healthcare, to families, to agriculture, to tourism, to revitalization, to the economy, to every Michigan resident.

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. 


This presentation explains some of the Road Commissions duties, funding sources, breakdown of funding allocations, telling statistics and challenges the Road Commissions face in their day to day operations. Click this link to view the presentation: Michigan County Road Commissions.




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.