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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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COVID-19

Beginning 11/6/2020, our lobby will be closed to the public due to the rising number of COVID cases. you can call the Road Commission and make an appointment at 734-240-5115, many of our processes are online, please review our site using the menu to the left. 

PUBLIC NOTICE 

  • RAILROAD CLOSURES

TOWNSHIP: Berlin Township
ROAD NAME & LIMITS: Labo Road between Armstrong Road and North Dixie Highway
ROAD CLOSURES STARTING DATE: Scheduled to start on Monday, May 10, 2021
CLOSURE DETAILS:
WEATHER PENDING – CN (Canadian National) Railroad will close the double track railroad crossing on Labo Road near Armstrong Road on Monday, May 10, 2021 until Saturday, May 15, 2021. There will not be a detour route for this closure due to low traffic volumes. Please allow extra time when travelling in this area.


  • Employment Opportunities
    • ENGINEERING INTERN

Responsibilities of the position will include:

      • Performing traffic counts & data entry
      • Updating traffic signing inventory in MCRC database
      • Assisting with field investigations & surveys for road projects
      • Assisting with structure inspection and inventory
      • Assisting with computer aided drafting (CAD) & word processing
      • Assisting with inspection of road construction activities
      • Modernizing historical documents into digital format
      • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

      • Must possess a valid driver’s license
      • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
      • Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) experience a plus

This position may work forty (40) hours per week. The rate of pay will be $14.00 per hour.

Applicants may apply in person or use the Application available on the Employment page. Please call 734-240-5114 with any questions.

Send application to Human Resource Director, Monroe Co. Road Commission, 840 S. Telegraph Rd., Monroe, Michigan 48161 or e-mail to: cregis@mcrc-mi.org
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    • TEMPORARY/SEASONAL CDL “A” DRIVER
perform a variety of functions for the maintenance and restoration of roadways throughout Monroe County. 40 hours per week. Starts at $15.00/hr. Must possess a valid “Class A” CDL. Application available on the Employment page. E-mail completed application to cregis@mcrc-mi.org or fax to (734) 240-5101
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    • TEMPORARY LABORER/DRIVER
Perform a variety of labor functions for the maintenance and restoration of roadways throughout Monroe County. 40 hours per week. Starts at $12.50/hr. Must possess a valid drivers’ license. A valid “Class A” CDL is highly preferred. Application available on the Employment page. E-mail completed application to cregis@mcrc-mi.org or fax to (734) 240-5101
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  • RAILROAD CLOSURE

TOWNSHIP: Monroe Township
ROAD NAME & LIMITS: Albain Road between Hull Road and Hull Road, at 2-tracks crossing
ROAD CLOSURES STARTING DATE: Monday, April 26, 2021
CLOSURE DETAILS:
Canadian National Railroad will close the double track crossing on Albain Road on Monday, April 26, 2021 until Tuesday, May 11, 2021 (tentively) for track maintenance. The detour route for this closure will utilize M125 (Monroe Street/S Dixie Hwy) to Dunbar Road to Laplaisance Road to Albain Road.


  • Summer Schedule

The Monroe County Road Commission will be changing to their summer schedule, beginning Monday, May 3, 2021. The hours of operation will be Monday thru Thursday from 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Lobby hours will be by appointment only Monday thru Thursday between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM.


  • EMERGENCY CONE ROAD CLOSURE

TOWNSHIP: London/Milan Township
ROAD NAME & LIMITS: Cone Road, just East of Wells Road
ROAD CLOSURES STARTING DATE: March 11, 2021 until further notice
CLOSURE DETAILS:

The Monroe County Road Commission has closed Cone Road just east of the Wells road intersection due to a collapsed drainage tile. Please allow extra time when travelling in the area.

  • Fee Schedule

The Monroe County Road Commission has updated its Fee Schedule

and can be found on several of our pages.


  • 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 2021 construction season has begun, Road Commission crews as well as contractors will be preforming various types of road maintenance thru ought the county, expect delays in work zones, avoid areas of construction if possible.


When workers are present, please slow down and help keep everyone safe.


The 2021 Road watch report linked below, will highlight the week’s projects.

Week of 05-03-21 Weekly Road Watch.

Week of 05-10-21 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.