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MONROE COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION

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PUBLIC NOTICE


Effective immediately Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Redman Road will be closed at the Mary Drain. The road will remain closed while water remains over the road. The detour will utilize Westfall Road, Southwick Road and Dennison Road.


The Monroe County Road Commission has closed Mead Road at the Nolan & Engle Drain Crossing, between Dennison Road and Petersburg Road, effective immediately Tuesday, February 20, 2018 and is expected to remain closed while water is over the road.The detour will utilize Dennison Road, Welch Road and Petersburg Road.


Beginning Monday, February 19, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions will go into effect on Monroe County Road Commission jurisdiction roads pursuant to Public Act 300 of 1949 of the Michigan Vehicle Code.

 

During the time of Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions on seasonally restricted roads, also referred to Normal Loading roads, the maximum allowable legal axle loads per the Michigan Vehicle Code are reduced by 35 percent and the maximum wheel load shall not exceed 450 pounds per inch of tire width. For vehicles over 10,000 pounds operated on seasonally restricted roads the maximum allowable vehicle speed shall be 35 mph for all roads with posted or prima facie speeds greater than 35 mph.

 

Travel on roads designated as All Season routes are not subject the reduced weight and speed limit requirements. When Seasonal Weight Restrictions are in effect no transportation permits will be issued for overweight vehicles on All Season routes.

 

When Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions are in effect only special seasonal transportation permits will be issued, per the Michigan Vehicle Code, for certain cases of agricultural, public utility , and emergency needs.

 

Most roads in Monroe County are seasonally restricted.

 

List of Seasonally Restricted Roads

List of All Season Roads


Additional Information:

Michigan Department of Transportation Weight Restriction Bulletins

County Road Association Seasonal Weight Restrictions

Why Michigan Needs Spring Weight Restrictions


Meeting Schedule
The 2018 meeting schedule Board of County Road Commissioners, Monroe County Michigan has been revised, the new meeting time will be 5:30 p.m. The meetings will be held in the Board room at 840 South Telegraph Road Monroe Michigan. Please see the posted meeting schedule.
  • Meeting Schedule

The 2018 meeting schedule of the Board of County Road Commissioners, Monroe County Michigan has been revised, the new meeting time will be 5:30 p.m. The meetings will be held in the Board room at 840 South Telegraph Road Monroe Michigan. Please see the posted meeting schedule.


  • 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.


  • TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER

The Monroe County Road Commission (MCRC) passed Traffic Control Order #17-01 at their meeting Monday, December 4, 2017. This order will change traffic control at the intersection of Consear Road and Secor Road to a Four-Way Stop Controlled intersection.


This change was required after study of traffic volumes and crashes at this location indicated the need for a multiway stop. These signs are scheduled to be installed by MCRC crews on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, weather depending. Please be aware of this change and drive carefully at and near this location.


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.

 
  • 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

Construction is complete for the year, when it resumes we’ll have weekly updates on projects throughout the county, please check back frequently for updates.

 

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.