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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

  • RAILROAD CLOSURES (week of 06/01/2020)

TOWNSHIP: Ida Township
ROAD NAME & LIMITS: Douglas Road between Lulu Road and Ida Center Road
ROAD CLOSURES STARTING DATE: Douglas Road starting on Monday, June 1, 2020
CLOSURE DETAILS:
WEATHER PENDING – Ann Arbor (AA) Railroad will close the Douglas Road track crossing on Monday, June 1, 2020 until Saturday, June 6, 2020 for track maintenance. The detour route for this closure will utilize Lulu Road to Secor Road to Ida Center Road. Please allow extra time when travelling in the area.


  • CN RAILROAD CLOSURES (week of 05/25/2020)

TOWNSHIP:

    • Frenchtown Township
    • LaSalle Township
    • Erie Township

ROAD NAME & LIMITS:

    • N Stony Creek Road between Mentel Road and Newport South Road
    • Kelly Road between Laginess Road and Cousino Road
    • Dean Road between South Dixie Hwy (M125) and Suder Road

ROAD CLOSURES STARTING DATE:

    • N Stony Creek Road – closed until May 27, 2020
    • Kelly Road – closed until May 28, 2020
    • Dean Road – May 26, 2020
CLOSURE DETAILS:
    • WEATHER PENDING – Canadian National (CN) Railroad continues the closue at the N Stony Creek Road track crossing on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 until Wednesday, May 27, 2020 for track maintenance. The detour route for this closure will utilize Mentel Road to Nadeau Road to N Dixie Hwy. Please allow extra time when travelling in the area.
    • WEATHER PENDING – Canadian National (CN) Railroad’sKelly Road track crossing remains closed until Thursday, May 28, 2020 for track maintenance. The detour route for this closure will utilize Cousino Road to M125. Please allow extra time when travelling in the area.
    • WEATHER PENDING – Canadian National (CN) Railroad will close the Dean Road track crossing on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 until Saturday, May 30, 2020 for track maintenance. The detour route for this closure will utilize M125 to Sterns Road to Suder Road. Please allow extra time when travelling in the area.

  • Kimpton Road CLOSED at Libstaff & Lenawee County Special Drain, between Totten Road and Libstaff Road

TOWNSHIP: Dundee Township

ROAD & LOCATION: Kimpton Road at Libstaff & Lenawee County Special Drain, between Totten Road and Libstaff Road

NOTIFICATION: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – Kimpton Road was closed to all traffic at the Libstaff & Lenawee County Special Drain culvert crossing due to a failure of the pipe under the roadway, approximately 700-feet north of Totten 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 high water recedes and the condition of the culvert can be assessed for repairs.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: 
Kimpton Road between Totten Road and Libstaff Road is closed to all traffic. Local traffic will be able to access properties on Kimpton Road from the Totten Road intersection south of the closure.


  • 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.


  • RAILROAD CLOSURES CANADIAN NATIONAL (CN)  (week of 05/18/2020)

TOWNSHIP: Frenchtown amd LaSalle Townships
ROAD NAME & LIMITS:

    • N Stony Creek Road between Mentel Road and Newport South Road
    • S Otter Creek Road between M125 (S Dixie Hwy) and Knab Road
    • Kelly Road between Laginess Road and Cousino Road

ROAD CLOSURES STARTING DATE:

    • N Stony Creek Road – May 20, 2020
    • S Otter Creek Road – closed until May 20, 2020
    • Kelly Road – May 18, 2020

CLOSURE DETAILS:

    • WEATHER PENDING – Canadian National (CN) Railroad has plans to close the N Stony Creek Road track crossing on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 until Wednesday, May 27, 2020 for track maintenance. The detour route for this closure will utilize Mentel Road to Nadeau Road to N Dixie Hwy. Please allow extra time when travelling in the area.
    • WEATHER PENDING – Canadian National (CN) Railroad continues the closure of S Otter Creek Road track crossing until at least Wednesday, May 20, 2020 for track maintenance. The detour route for this closure will utilize M125 to S Laplaisance Road to Knab Road. Please allow extra time when travelling in the area. 
    • WEATHER PENDING – Canadian National (CN) Railroad has plans to close the Kelly Road track crossing on Monday, May 18, 2020 until Thursday, May 28, 2020 for track maintenance. The detour route for this closure will utilize Cousino Road to M125. Please allow extra time when travelling in the area.

  • 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.


  • RAILROAD CLOSURES CANADIAN NATIONAL (CN)  (week of 05/11/2020) –

TOWNSHIP:

    • Erie Township
    • LaSalle Township

ROAD NAME & LIMITS:

    • Erie Road between the I75 Connector and Bay Creek Road
    • S Otter Creek Road between M125 (S Dixie Hwy) and Knab Road

ROAD CLOSURES STARTING DATE:

    • Erie Road ‐ Monday, May 11, 2020
    • S Otter Creek Road – Wednesday, May 13, 2020

CLOSURE DETAILS:

    • WEATHER PENDING – Canadian National (CN) Railroad has plans to close the Erie Road track crossing on Monday, May 11, 2020 until Saturday, May 16, 2020 for track maintenance. The detour route for this closure will utilize the I75 Connector to Vienna Road to Bay Creek Road. Please allow extra time when travelling in the area.

    • WEATHER PENDING – Canadian National (CN) Railroad has plans to close the S Otter Creek Road track crossing on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 until Wednesday, May 20, 2020 for track maintenance. The detour route for this closure will utilize the M125 to S Laplaisance Road to Knab Road. Please allow extra time when travelling in the area.

  • 2020 Project Map

The 2020 project map is now available, this is an interactive map, colored lines represent the individual projects, you can pan and zoom to an area of interest, select a colored line to see a popup showing information on that project, along the left side is a filter option, by default all options are showing on the Map, select the options you want to see, as the construction season progresses the map will be updated with monies spent to date as well as project completion dates.


  • 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


  • Schedule Change
In an going effort to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order for social distancing associated with the COVID19 pandemic, effective Monday, April 20, 2020 the MCRC will commence the 4-10 regular summer hourly schedule of 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  There will also be a skeleton crew of maintenance employees working Tuesday through Friday 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

The MCRC Offices remain closed to the public, but can be reached by phone at 734-240-5115 during normal business hours.  Thank you for your cooperation and consideration. 

If you have an emergency after normal business hours, please contact Central Dispatch at  734-243-7070.


  • 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.


  • Lobby Closed To The Public

Due to the growing number of individuals that are presumed to have the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the MCRC Lobby will be closed to the public until further notice. Should you need to make an appointment please call 734-240-5115 Monday—Thursday between 6:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.


We will continue to closely monitor any recommendations and mandates made by county, state and national health officials.


If you have an emergency after normal business hours, please contact Central Dispatch at 734-243-7070.


Thank you for your cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience.

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 05-18-20 Weekly Road Watch.

Week of 05-25-20 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.