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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

  • ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE, NORTH COUNTY LINE HIGHWAY

TOWNSHIP: Milan Township
ROAD & LIMITS: North County Line Highway from Milwaukee Road to Cone Road in Monroe County
(Milwaukee Road to Smith Road in Lenawee County)
ROAD CLOSURE START DATE: Monday, June 29, 2020
APPROXIMATE ROAD CLOSURE END DATE: Monday, July 13, 2020
PROJECT DETAILS:
North County Line Highway will be closed to through traffic between Milwaukee Road and Cone Road starting on Monday, June 29, 2020. The Monroe County Drain Commission will be closing North County Line Highway at the Vanderventer Drain, approximately 0.1-miles north of Milwaukee Road, for replacement of the culvert under the road. After the Vandeventer Drain is replaced and open to traffic the contractor will move north to the Richardson Drain, approximately 0.7-miles north of Milwaukee Road, for replacement of the culvert under North County Line Hwy. The work to replace both culverts is estimated to take approximately two (2) weeks to complete, weather permitting. No detour route for this closure will be posted due to low traffic volumes and local use of the road.


  • Lobby Hours

The front lobby of the MCRC will be open to the public beginning Monday June 22, 2020. We will have limited hours from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Visitors will be required to wear a mask and will meet any MCRC employee in the lobby or the board room. No visitors will be allowed to enter any other part of the building. Public restrooms and the drinking fountains will not be available for public use. If you have any questions or concerns, you may call our office at (734) 240-5114.


  • NORTH COUNTY LINE HIGHWAY CLOSED at Packard Drain

TOWNSHIP: Dundee Township
ROAD NAME & LIMITS: M‐50 to Day Road
ROAD CLOSURE START DATE: Monday, June 15, 2020
APPROXIMATE ROAD CLOSURE END DATE: Friday, June 26, 2020
PROJECT DETAILS:
North County Line Highway will be closed to through traffic between M‐50 and Day Road starting on Monday, June 15, 2020. The Monroe County Drain Commission will be closing North County Line Highway at the Packard Drain for replacement of the culvert under the road. This closure should only take approximately two (2) week to complete, weather permitting. Local residents north of the culvert will be able to access their homes from the Day road intersection. Local residents south of the culvert will be able to access their homes from M‐50. Due to the short duration of the closure and local nature of the traffic a detour will not be signed.


  • Minx Road CLOSED at Rabideau Drain, between Telegraph Rd US-24 and Dean Road
TOWNSHIP: Bedford / Erie Townships

ROAD & LOCATION: Minx Road at Rabideau Drain, between Telegraph Road US-24 and Dean Road.

NOTIFICATION: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - Minx Road will be closed to all traffic at the Rabideau Drain culvert crossing due to a failure of the pipe under the roadway, approximately 300-feet north of Telegraph Road. No detour route for this closure will be posted due to low traffic volumes and local use of the road.This closure will remain in effect until the culvert can be replaced in coordination with Bedford Township, Erie Township, and the Monroe County Drain Commission.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: 
Minx Road between Telegraph Road and Dean Road is closed to all traffic. Local traffic will be able to access properties on Minx Road from the Dean Road intersection.


  • Schedule change

The Board of County Road Commissioners regular meetings scheduled for:
Tuesday May 26, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020 and
Monday, June 22, 2020
will all be held via tele-conference at 3:30 p.m.


Due to Governor Whitmer’s Executive (Stay-At-Home) Order, the meetings will continue to be held via telephone call-in only. If you wish to participate, the MCRC has set up a conference line through Webex for members of the public to remotely attend the meeting.


Information to participate in the meetings through WebEx will be posted on the MCRC website (www.mcrc-mi.org) and will be published on the individual meeting agenda.


Callers will be added to the conference line once the Meeting Number and Meeting Password are both input correctly. Please keep your phone muted except if you wish to speak during the public comment period.


  • LaPlaisance Road bridge over I-75 Closure

TOWNSHIP: Monroe Township
ROAD NAME & LIMITS: LaPlaisance Road bridge over I-75
ROAD CLOSURES STARTING DATE: Monday, April 28, 2020

CLOSURE DETAILS:The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will perform an in-depth inspection and load rating on the LaPlaisance Road bridge over I-75 in Monroe.

Project Map


  • Executive Order 2020-12

In an effort to comply with Executive Order 2020-12 issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer this week, the Monroe County Road Commission will be authorizing exemptions for vehicles transporting vital supplies for relief efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Item 7 of Cab Cards issued by the Monroe County Road Commission states as follows:


“The movement of vehicle and load upon any highway shall be during daylight hours only. Permits are not valid on Saturdays after 12:00 Noon, on Sundays, or during a period beginning at 12:00 Noon the day preceding and continuing until 12:00 Noon of the day following every legal holiday.”


Any vehicle with a current Cab Card issued by the Monroe County Road Commission that is transporting COVID-19 relief supplies will be considered exempt from these time restrictions. We will be issuing exemption letters to companies that request them.


Please do not hesitate to contact our Permits Department at 734-240-5132 with any questions regarding this matter.


A link to the entire executive order can be found below.

https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-521893--,00.html


Thank you.


Road Commissioner holds office hours
at the Bedford Twp Hall (2nd Floor) on the 3rd Thursday monthly from 1 to 5 p.m.

WEEKLY ROAD WATCH REPORT


The 2020 construction season is underway, routine maintenance continues, some maintenance will cause traffic delays or road closures from time to time, these locations can be found in the Weekly Road Watch Report using the link below.


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


Week of 06-29-20 Weekly Road Watch.

Week of 07-06-20 Weekly Road Watch.

MCRC Road Status Portal

If you have every wanted to know how busy your road commission is during a snow event, whether it is snowing, icing over, or windy drifting conditions.  Follow the link during an event and find out.

Please keep in mind that State roads (I-75, US-23, US-24, M-50 etc.) are treated by MDOT.  Please contact MDOT at 810-227-4681 for issues on these roads.  Most city and village roads are the responsibility of that city or village.  Please see the map on the site for MCRC roads.

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


  • U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Railroad Administration

Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, Keeping Railroads and the Public Safe, please see the ENS (Emergency Notification System) flyer.


  • 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.


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.