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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 road will be closed on Wednesday, December 7, 2017 starting at 8:00 am and opening at 2:00 pm. for cross tile repair. A detour is not required due to low traffic volumes and shortness of closure. Local residents will be able to access their properties.

Canadian National Railroad will be performing maintenance work at their crossing Tuesday, December 6, 2016 until Friday, December 9, 2016. No detour route will be used due to low traffic volumes. This closure is supposed to last 3-4 days, weather permitting. Local businesses/residences will be allowed access.

  • Transportation Planning: Meeting Announcement

Monroe County Federal Aid Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Monroe County Road Commission
840 S. Telegraph Road
Monroe, MI 48161


The Monroe County Federal Aid Committee discusses transportation issues and solutions; the scope of the discussion includes the entire County.  The Monroe County Federal Aid Committee invites County residents to attend their December 14, 2016 meeting at the Monroe County Road Commission (MCRC).  At this meeting, discussions will include changes to the transportation project lists of the Monroe County Road Commission and the City of Monroe.   Representatives from the MCRC, LET, SEMCOG, City of Monroe and MDOT will be present.  SEMCOG will answer questions on future funding.  The meeting will also cover any other county issues of interest and concerns. 


For more information, contact Scott Assenmacher at  More information about the region’s long range transportation plan (Direction2040) can be found at and the current searchable TIP project list (TIP Online) can be found at

The roaf will be closed to through traffic for the installation of a concrete box culvert at Pitts Creek between Ida East Road and Dunbar Road. The road closure is scheduled to begin on Monday, December 5th at 7 a.m., and Geiger Road is expected to be closed for a minimum of two weeks. The posted detour route will utilize Ida East Road Lewis Ave and Dunbar Roads. No through traffic will be allowed during this road closure.

  • Schedule change
The Board of County Road Commissioners meeting schedule has been modified, the meeting scheduled for November 28, 2016 has been canceled and the meeting for December 19, 2016 has been moved from 5:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • 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


  • 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.