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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

Ann Arbor Railroad will be closing the crossing Monday, April 24, 2017 until Saturday, April 29, 2017. The detour route for this closure will use Jackman Road to Samaria Road to Lewis Avenue. 


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 milesouth 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.


This will be a total road closure at the culvert. Local residents will be able to access their homes. Address numbers 10025 to 10841 will have to come and go from Labo Road south of the closure. Address numbers 10881 to 10947 will have to come and go from Sigler Road north of the closure. Due to the local nature of the traffic a detour will not be signed.


The road will be closed closed on midday Friday, March 24, 2017 until further notice. A detour will not be posted due to low traffic volumes.


  • Milwaukee Road over US-23
Update, Starting tonight, March 16, there will be overnight single-lane closures on northbound US-23 at Milwaukee Road between 8 p.m and 6 a.m. each night. 

The overnight closures will continue through Saturday, March 18. 


In addition, there will be a short-term, 15 minute intermittent freeway closure to set beams at this location on Friday, March 17, between midnight and 4 a.m. 


Repairs are needed at Milwaukee Road over US-23, after a high load hit in 2016 damaged the bridge.

Starting tonight, March 16, there will be overnight single-lane closures on northbound US-23 at Milwaukee Road between 8 p.m and 6 a.m. each night. 
The overnight closures will continue through Saturday, March 18. 
In addition, there will be a short-term, 15 minute intermittent freeway closure to set beams at this location on Friday, March 17, between midnight and 4 a.m. 
Repairs are needed at Milwaukee Road over US-23, after a high load hit in 2016 damaged the bridge. 

Milwaukee Road will be closed until further notice due to an accident where an oversized load traveling northbound on US-23 struck The Bridge. Emergency bridge repair is scheduled by MDOT  to begin in spring 2017 and anticipated to be back open to traffic in July/August 2017.


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.

  • 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.
 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.


 

  • 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.