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MONROE COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Norfolk Southern Railroad will be continuing working on their crossings in Milan Twp, weather permitting.

    • Petersburg Road between Hickory Street and Mead Road will be closed Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The detour route for this closure will use Hickory Street to Dennison Road to Mead Road.
    • Dennison Road between Welch Road and Hickory Street will be closed Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The detour route for this closure will use Welch Road to Petersburg Road to Hickory Street.
    • Far Road between Cone Road and Welch Road will be closed Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The detour route for this closure will use Cone Road to Dennison Road to Welch Road.

Local businesses/residences will be allowed access.


The road will be closed, CSX Railroad will be working on their crossing maintenance program, weather permitting. Monday, September 18, 2017 until Sunday, September 24, 2017. The detour route for this closure will use US24 to LAVOY ROAD to M125.

Local businesses/residences will be allowed access.

UPDATE

Norfolk Southern Railroad will be working on crossings starting in Erie Twp, weather permitting. The road will be closed Wednesday, September 13, 2017 September 18, 2017 , the work is expected to take 2-3 days to complete, the detour route for this closure will use M125 to Sterns Road to Suder Road, local businesses/residences will be allowed access.


Canadian National/Grand Trunk Railroad will be continuing maintenance work at their crossings. No two consecutive crossings should be closed at a time. Local businesses/residences will be allowed access. The Road will be closed (9/12 – 9/22). Detour to use Sigler Road to Haggerman Road to Ready Road.


CSX Railroad will be closing the road Monday, September 11, 2017 until Sunday, September 17, 2017. CSX will be working on their crossing maintenance program, weather permitting. Local businesses/residences will be allowed access The detour route for this closure will use US24 to Sterns Road to M125.


Platted and Unplatted Development 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.
Platted and Unplatted Development Guidelines
Scott F. Assenmacher PE, County Highway Engineer 
Posted:  August 15, 2017
Platted and Unplatted Development 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.
Platted and Unplatted Development Guidelines
Scott F. Assenmacher PE, County Highway Engineer 
Posted:  August 15, 2017
Platted and Unplatted Development 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.
Platted and Unplatted Development Guidelines
Scott F. Assenmacher PE, County Highway Engineer 
Posted:  August 15, 2017
  •  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.
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.

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.


The Monroe County Road Commission in cooperation with the Federal Highway Department, Michigan Department of Transportation and Dundee Township will be replacing the Dennison Road Bridge over Middle Branch Macon Drain just north of M-50 between Kent and Collins Roads in Dundee Township.


This work will begin July 5, 2017 and is expected to take 3 months to complete.


This work will require a complete closure of Dennison Road at the bridge for the 3 month duration. There will be a signed detour around the closed bridge via Milwaukee Rd., Ann Arbor Rd., and M-50.


Monroe Charter Township in cooperation with the Monroe Road Commission, Federal Highway Department, and Michigan Department of Transportation will be replacing the Eastwood Drive Bridge over Plum Creek between Dunbar Road and Plum Creek Drive in Monroe Township.

This work will begin July 5, 2017 and is expected to take 3 months to complete.

Eastwood Drive is currently closed at the bridge. The road will remain closed for the duration of the construction.

 
  • 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.


CSX Railroad will be closing the road, Monday, August 14, 2017 until Monday August 21, 2017. The detour route for this closure will use US24 to Rauch road to M125.


Canadian National/Grand Trunk Railroad will be closing the road, Monday, August 14, 2017 until Monday August 22, 2017. The detour route for this closure will use M125 to Albain Road to Hull Road.

Road Commissioner holds office hours
at the Bedford Twp Hall (2nd Floor) on the 3rd Thursday monthly from 1-5pm.
 WEEKLY ROAD WATCH REPORT

Tthe 2017 Construction season is underway, here is the Monroe County Road Commission Road Watch Report for the current work being done, this list is updated at the end of the week for next week's work.

 

The 2017 project map is available on the 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. 

  

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.

 

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.