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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

The Monroe County Road Commission has developed a new interactive project map that features weekly updates, popup information windows and filters.


    • Popup window

This map has some basic information associated with each project location, click on a location to open a dialog box showing various details about the project.

    • Filter

By default, all data is displayed, you can select one or a combination of data fields to display.

Michels Construction will be closing North County Line Hwy. at the new gas pipeline crossing under the road. This closure is located between Day Road and Milwaukee Road, approximately 1000 feet south of Milwaukee Road in Milan Township.


The work is scheduled to begin Thursday morning August 16, 2018 and weather permitting will take one week to complete.


This will be a complete closure at the new pipeline crossing and traffic will be detoured around the closure via Day Road, Dennison Road and Milwaukee Road.


The Monroe County Drain Commission will be closing Lewis Avenue in Ida Township at the Cooper Snell & Ansel Drain for replacement of the culvert under the road. This closure is located between Leghorn Road and Ida Center Road, approximately 20 feet south of Ida Center Road, in Ida Township. The intersection of Lewis Ave and Ida Center Rd will remain open but no traffic will be able to travel south on Lewis Ave.

 

The work is schedule to begin Monday morning August 20, 2018 and, weather permitting, will take one week to complete.

 

This will be a complete closure at the culvert location and traffic will be detoured around the closure via Samaria/Lakeside Road, Strasburg Road, and Ida Center Road.


Canadian National Railroad will be continuing work on their crossing maintenance program for this year, weather permitting. Work will be in Erie Township this week.

 

Local businesses/residences will be allowed access. These closures should last up to a week and no 2 consecutive crossings will be closed at the same time.

 

MONDAY (08/13/18 – 08/18/18) Victory Road at the Canadian National railroad tracks will be closed for repairs.

 

Please drive safely and protect the workers. Taking alternate routes helps to speed the roadwork and reduces delays through the construction zone.



The Monroe County Road Commission will be closing Carleton Rockwood Road between Fessner Road and Briar Hill Road for replacement of the concrete pavement on Carleton Rockwood Road at the I-275 interchange.


The closure of Carleton Rockwood at I-275 will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018. The closure is expected to last for approximately three weeks.


Due to the nature of the work, no through traffic will be allowed through the work zone, and the I-275 entrance and exit ramps at Carleton Rockwood Road will be closed.


Traffic will be detoured around the road closure using signed detour routes.


The Monroe County Road Commission in cooperation with the Federal Highway Department, Michigan Department of Transportation and Frenchtown Charter Township will be rehabilitating the Vivian Road Bridge over Sandy Creek between Cole and Hurd Roads in Frenchtown Township.


This work will begin July 23, 2018 and is expected to take approximately 2 months to complete.


This work will require a complete closure of Vivian Road at the bridge through July and August with a tentative opening date of August 31st and completion in early October 2018. There will be a signed detour around the closed bridge via Cole Road, North Monroe Street (M-125) and Nadeau Road.


Please seek alternate routes for the duration of this project to help speed construction and reduce your delays through the construction zone.



  •  Development Guidelines

The Board of County Road Commissioners of Monroe County, Michigan, have adopted the Site Plan Guidelines and the Platted and Unplatted Development Guidlines. These documents can be purchased for $10.00 each at our office at 840 South Telegraph Rd., Monroe, MI or downloaded for free using the links below.




Scott F. Assenmacher PE, County Highway Engineer 

The Monroe County Road Commission has received a grant in order to replace four old trucks in our fleet. This project is supported by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Diesel Grant and administered by the Department of Environmental Quality. The 2017 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program has the following objectives:
- To implement vehicle or equipment replacements that reduce diesel engine particulate matter (PM2.5) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions.
-To assist the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in gaining or maintaining attainment of PM2.5 and Ozone (O3) levels under the federal National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
-To provide increased health benefits for near-roadway populations in high-traffic
urban/residential areas and in areas where the air quality is affected by diesel engine emissions from nearby stationary or mobile emission sources.

The grant will pay 25% cost (close to $200,000) to replace three old tandem axle trucks and one single axle truck with four new trucks.  This project is located in a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality priority area for a National Ambient Air Quality Standard criteria pollutant and will significantly reduce diesel emissions in the community and the environment.  This informative notice is published as a requirement of the grant participation.

 

  • 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.
 WEEKLY ROAD WATCH REPORT

The 2018 Construction season is underway, for an overview of weekly projects please see the Weekly Road Watch Report, this report is updated at the end of the week for the following weeks work.

The 2018 construction map can be found on our Construction Projects page.

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


 

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


  • 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.



  • MICHIGAN LOCAL ROADS MATTER

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. 


 

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.