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"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 Board of County Road Commissioners has cancelled the workshop session previously scheduled for Monday, February 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

  • Monroe County Road Commission Workshop Session

The Board of County Road Commissioners will hold a workshop session on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. The Purpose of the workshop is to discuss 2017-2018 projects and funding. The meeting is open to the public.

The workshop will take place in the Board Room of the Road Commission offices located at 840 South Telegraph Road, Monroe Michigan.

Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aides, such as signers for the hearing impaired, should contact the Road Commission by writing to the above address to the attention of Cheryl A. U’Ran one week prior to the meeting.

The Monroe County Road Commission will be closing Swan Creek Road at the Grundman Drain due to the failure of the culvert under the road. This closure is located between Sigler Road and Labo Road. The culvert is approximately 1/4 mile south of Sigler Road and 1 mile north of Labo Road.

The road will remain closed for the foreseeable future, until such time that the drain crossing can be; surveyed, a new culvert sized, permitted, financed, and replaced.

Due to the local nature of the traffic a detour will not be signed.

Beginning Monday February 27 & 28, 2017. The MCRC will be working on repairing the tile and will be open by the end of day Tuesday February 28, 2017. No detour will be posted and local residents will be able to access their properties.

  • Seasonal Weight Restrictions

The Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions on roads under Monroe County Road Commissions’ jurisdiction under Public Act 300 of 1949 of the Michigan Vehicle Code will go into effect at 12:00 noon, Saturday, February 11, 2017. A complete listing of restricted and non-restricted roads.

The Monroe County Road Commission will be closing Wells Rd between Ida Center Rd and Lulu Rd on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, due to a crosstile failure. This road will be closed for the foreseeable future. A detour will be posted using Ida Center Rd to Secor Rd to Lulu Rd. Local residents will be able to access their properties.

The Michigan Department of Transportation will replace the existing bridge at Summerfield Road over US-23 in Monroe County. The new bridge will be built higher than the existing structure, which will require the approaches on Summerfield Road to be reconstructed approximately 800 feet on either side of US-23. Additional work will be needed to accommodate the grade change, including driveway fixes, drainage improvements and ramp upgrades. Construction is expected to start in late February and last through mid-July.
  • Depositing snow, ice or slush on any roadway or highway
The Monroe County Road Commission would like to remind homeowners and those in the snow removal business of the Michigan State Law (1949 P.A. 300, as amended MCLA 257.677a) that prohibits depositing snow, ice or slush on any roadway or highway. This happens frequently when plow operators push snow across the road or along the shoulder adjacent to driveways. Compliance with the law provides a safer roadway for our community during inclement weather.

  • 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.

All 2016 construction work has been completed for the season.  Please drive carefully during the winter season.


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

2017 Maintenance Projects will be preformed at various location throughout the county and from time to time, require road closures, here is a list of ongoing maintenance work.  


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.