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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 

  • Lobby hours 
On July 1, 2021 the Monroe County Road Commission lobby will re-open.  Our summer hours are Monday – Thursday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm and no masks will be required.

  • RAILROAD CLOSURES

TOWNSHIP: Ash and Frenchtown Townships
ROAD NAME & LIMITS:

    • Newburg Road at railroad crossing between Maxwell Road and Grafton Road
    • Various Crossing work in Village of Carleton
    • CSX informed the MCRC that the following crossings should be opened by Saturday June 12th yet they have not been great on their timelines so please plan for some crossings will still be closed at the beginning of next week.
    • Stewart Road at railroad crossing between US24 (Telegraph Road) and M125(Monroe Street)
    • Mall Road at railroad crossing between US24 (Telegraph Road) and M125(Monroe Street)
    • LaSalle Road at railroad crossing between US24 (Telegraph Road) and M125(Monroe Street)
    • Heiss Road at railroad crossing between Stumpmier Road and US24 (Telegraph Road)
    • Steiner Road at railroad crossing between Reinhardt Road and South Stony Creek Road
    • South Stony Creek Road at railroad crossing between Toben Road and Steiner Road
    • N Stony Creek Road at railroad crossing between Newport Road and Labo Road

ROAD CLOSURES STARTING DATE: Additional crossings scheduled to close on Monday, June 14, 2021
CLOSURE DETAILS:
WEATHER PENDING –CSX Railroad will be performing track maintenance for their entire railroad line. Crossings will be shut one after the other which may lead to consecutive crossings closed at the same time. Some crossings may be shut down for multiple days but the goal is to open as soon as possible. Please allow extra time when travelling in the area.

NOTE: Stewart Road/Mall Road/LaSalle Road detour will direct all traffic south to use Elm Ave (N Custer Road) to travel east/west from US24 to M125.


All the above listed crossings will be closed throughout the week with more locations to come the following week. MCRC realizes that this project skips the crossing at Sigler Road. This crossing has been a location of concerns for the last couple of years. Contact to the railroad about work on this crossing shows that they have plans to fix the crossing later in the summer; they stated that they are putting a panel in that crossing as the work is more than general maintenance. The panel has not been built yet due to lack of materials.


  • CONE ROAD CLOSED AT NORTH MACON CREEK

for bridge replacement until Mid-September
TOWNSHIP: Milan Township
ROAD & LOCATION: Cone Road at North Macon Creek, between Wabash Road to the west and Crowe Road to the east.
ESTIMATED START DATE: Monday, June 14, 2021
ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE: Open to Traffic: Early September, 2021, Project Completion: Early October, 2021
PROJECT:
The Monroe County Road Commission is working in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration to replace the Cone Road Bridge at North Macon Creek. This project will be an investment of over $800,000 in Monroe County’s Bridges.

Google Map Location:

https://goo.gl/maps/9dwT1QFaGr6DSoGx8
TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: Cone Road at North Macon Creek will be completely closed to all traffic at the bridge. The signed detour route around the project will be via Cone Road, Ann Arbor Road, Milwaukee Road, and Dennison Road.
SAFETY BENEFITS: Replacing the structure will allow the bridge to once again carry all Michigan legal weight vehicles.

  • RAILROAD CLOSURES

TOWNSHIP: Frenchtown Township
ROAD NAME & LIMITS:

    • Stewart Road at railroad crossing between US24 (Telegraph Road) and M125(S Dixie Hwy) – still closed
    • Mall Road at railroad crossing between US24 (Telegraph Road) and M125(S Dixie Hwy) – still closed
    • LaSalle Road at railroad crossing between US24 (Telegraph Road) and M125(S Dixie Hwy) – still closed
    • Heiss Road at railroad crossing between Stumpmier Road and US24 (Telegraph Road) – still closed

Additional crossing work ‐

    • Steiner Road at railroad crossing between Reinhardt Road and South Stony Creek Road
    • South Stony Creek Road at railroad crossing between Toben Road and Steiner Road
    • N Stony Creek Road at railroad crossing between Newport Road and Labo Road

ROAD CLOSURES STARTING DATE:
Additional crossings scheduled to close on Tuesday, June 8, 2021
CLOSURE DETAILS:
WEATHER PENDING –CSX Railroad will be performing track maintenance for their entire railroad line. Crossings will be shut one after the other which may lead to consecutive crossings closed at the same time. Some crossings may be shut down for multiple days but the goal is to open as soon as possible. Please allow extra time when travelling in the area.

NOTE – Stewart Road/Mall Road/LaSalle Road detour will direct all traffic south to use Elm Ave (N Custer Road) to travel east/west from US24 to M125.


All the above listed crossings will be closed throughout the week with more locations to come the following week.


  • RAILROAD CLOSURES

TOWNSHIP: Frenchtown Township
ROAD NAME & LIMITS:

    • Stewart Road at railroad crossing between US24 (Telegraph Road) and M125(S Dixie Hwy)
    • Mall Road at railroad crossing between US24 (Telegraph Road) and M125(S Dixie Hwy)
    • LaSalle Road at railroad crossing between US24 (Telegraph Road) and M125(S Dixie Hwy)
    • Heiss Road at railroad crossing between Stumpmier Road and US24 (Telegraph Road)

ROAD CLOSURES STARTING DATE:
Scheduled to start on Monday, June 7, 2021
CLOSURE DETAILS:
WEATHER PENDING –CSX Railroad will be performing track maintenance for their entire railroad line. Crossings will be shut one after the other which may lead to consecutive crossings closed at the same time. Some crossings may be shut down for multiple days but the goal is to open as soon as possible. Please allow extra time when travelling in the area.


NOTE – Stewart Road/Mall Road/LaSalle Road detour will direct all traffic south to use Elm Ave (N Custer Road) to travel east/west from US24 to M125. MCRC has requested that the railroad not shut down 2 consecutive crossings at the same time but short of this, we have stressed the traffic impact and requested Stewart Road to be open prior to shutting down LaSalle Road.


Monday (June 14th) – the railroad will be continuing to work north shutting down crossings at Steiner, S Stony Creek, etc... All the above listed crossings will be closed throughout the week with more locations to come the following week.


  • 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.


  • 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 hours 
On July 1, 2021 the Monroe County Road Commission lobby will re-open.  Our summer hours are Monday – Thursday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm and no masks will be required.
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 06-07-21 Weekly Road Watch.

Week of 06-14-21 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.