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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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Our summer hours are Monday – Thursday 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, you may call the Road Commission if you have questions or wish to enter a service request 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: Ash Township/Frenchtown Township
ROAD NAME & LIMITS:

    • Port Creek Road at track crossing between Carter Road and Briar Hill Road
    • Sandy Creek Road at track crossing between Spaulding Road and Yax Road

ROAD CLOSURES STARTING DATE:

    • Port Creek Road scheduled to start on Tuesday, May 10, 2022
    • Sandy Creek Road scheduled to start on Monday, May 16, 2022

CLOSURE DETAILS:

    • WEATHER PENDING ‐ CN (Canadian National) Railroad will close the railroad crossing on Port Creek Road between Carter Road and Newburg Road on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 until Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Detour route posted will use Carter Road to Briar Hill Road to Newburg Road.
    • WEATHER PENDING – NS (Norfolk Southern) Railroad will close their railroad crossing on Sandy Creek Road between Yax Road and Spaulding Road for a few hours scheduled on Monday, May 16, 2022 in order to lay new track.

  • RAILROAD CLOSURES

TOWNSHIP: Berlin Township/Ash Township
ROAD NAME & LIMITS:

    • Swan Creek Road at two tracks crossing between Drew Street and Hunters Ridge Drive
    • Port Creek Road at track crossing between Carter Road and Briar Hill Road

ROAD CLOSURES STARTING DATE:

    • Swan Creek Road scheduled to start on Thursday, May 5, 2022
    • Port Creek Road scheduled to start on Tuesday, May 10, 2022

CLOSURE DETAILS:

WEATHER PENDING – CN (Canadian National) Railroad will close the double track railroad crossing on Swan Creek Road near Drew Street on Thursday, May 5, 2022 until Wednesday, May 13, 2022. Detour route posted will use North Dixie Highway south to I75 and then north to Swan Creek/Newport Exit. NOTE – there is already construction at I75 & Swan Creek Road/ Newport Road exit so please allow extra time when travelling in this area.


WEATHER PENDING ‐ CN (Canadian National) Railroad will close the railroad crossing on Port Creek Road between Carter Road and Newburg Road on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 until Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Detour route posted will use Carter Road to Briar Hill Road to Newburg Road.


  • Summer Hours of Operation

Effective: Monday May 9, 2022
Monday – Thursday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Friday – Sunday: Closed


  • WEIGHT RESTRICTION

TOWNSHIP: Dundee Township
STRUCTURE NAME & LIMITS: Bragg Road Bridge at Swamp Raisin Creek between Cake Road and Brewer Road
EFFECTIVE DATE: Thursday, April 7th, 2022
POSTING DETAILS:
The bridge carrying Bragg Road over Swamp Raisin Creek will have the current weight restrictions further reduced to reflect a new maximum weight limit of 3 Tons for any vehicle configuration. Suitable signs stating the maximum load limitation of 3 Tons will be erected and maintained not more than 50 feet from each end of the structure, and also a suitable distance from each end of the bridge near the intersections of Cake Road and Brewer Road to enable vehicles to take a different route.

  • 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.

WEEKLY ROAD WATCH REPORT


The 2022 construction season is underway, each weeks work will be listed in the Weekly Road Watch report, linked below. Road Commission crews and contracted crews will be working on projects throughout the county on county primary and county local roads.


Routine maintenance continues as usual.

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


The 2022 Road watch report linked below, will highlight the week’s projects.

05-16-2022 Weekly Road Watch Report



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.